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“A Dang Good Clean at A Dang Good Price!”

Month: April 2018

Written on April 12, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good
Furnace Filter Replacement

When did you last Replace your Furnace Filter?

This personal anecdote should convince you that changing your Furnace Filter is important.

When I got up this morning, I noticed that the house was considerably colder than normal. On checking the thermostat it was set where I always have it in the cooler months – around 22 centigrade but the home was not reaching that temperature. In the next couple of hours I noticed that intermittently the furnace and fan would kick in and the temperature in the house was subsequently going up and down but still not reaching 22 centigrade.

Booking a Furnace Repair Company

My next job was to call out Official Plumbing and Heating in Calgary to investigate the issue. They are one of the companies we recommend for furnace issues as we at Dang Good only do the Furnace and Duct Cleaning not any repairs. They came out the same day.

The Diagnosis of our Intermittent Furnace Issue

Embarrassingly, it was a simple issue and somewhat shameful given that we are in the business of cleaning Furnace and Air Ducts!

The problem was a A Dirty Filter that should have been replaced months ago! Yes that brown grimy filter in the picture above is ours! It was so clogged that air wasn’t getting through properly and the furnace system was overheating and cutting out. At best this would have increased our energy costs because the furnace would not be working very efficiently. At worst, it was a potential fire hazard for sure! We were lucky that we didn’t need the heat sensor replaced from excess of use. Fortunately we just needed the filter changed but of course we had to pay the technician call out charge. We paid a costly price for neglecting such simple maintenance on our HVAC system, when a regular filter change would have been a much cheaper way to go and rather ironic given that we are:

Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning.

There is no excuse. Dang Good keeps a constant stock of filters because Dang Good provides a standard Free Filter Replacement with each furnace and duct cleaning service. We have been so busy looking after our customer’s homes but we neglected our own home and that is not good.

Furnace Filters help protect the blower fan from dust and dirt. It also helps stabilize the quality of the indoor air.

Have you booked your Furnace and Duct Cleaning yet? We will replace a Standard Filter for free when you book your next cleaning with us. We service Calgary, Airdrie, Balzac, Crossfield and Chestermere.

Call Now 403-984-3680

Written on April 10, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good

Cute Pet on Carpet in Celebration of National Pet Day

About National Pet Day…

National Pet Day is celebrated yearly on April 11th. It is in honour of our furry friends. Colleen Page established it in 2006. She is also the founder of several other unofficial holidays pertaining to pets, cats, and dogs. It is a day to show some extra TLC to our beloved animals. Undeniably, they continue to bring us a lot of joy and unconditional love. Furthermore, Colleen Page created it to draw attention to the number of animals in shelters waiting for adoption. According to the Canadian Veterinarian Medical Association, 35% of Canadians have a Dog and 38% have a Cat. Subsequently, there is still plenty of Canadians who might consider adopting a homeless animal.

Why we love your Pets

Here at Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning, we are especially grateful to your ‘four leggers”. Their little mishaps on carpets keep us busy. As does their accumulation of hair in the ductwork. As a result, it all adds up to keep our team employed in work.

Photo courtesy of Picsea

Written on April 7, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good

National Beer Day Celebration

National Beer Day is celebrated on different days in different countries. In the U.S. it falls yearly on April 7th to acknowledge the day in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act. The Act signified the start of the move towards the end of Prohibition and the legal manufacturing and selling of beer.

There are many types of beer on the market today: Bitter, Brown Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Stout, Wheat Beer and even a wide range of great tasting non-alcoholic beers.

Did you know….

  • Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
  • Japanese Sake often thought of as a wine is actually a form of beer.
  • Beer is made up of 90% water.
  • You can chill a bottle or can of beer in two minutes in a bowl of ice and salt.
  • Beer can be used as a cleaning product – below are a few cleaning hacks.

Clean Cast Iron Pots and Pans with Beer

Cover the bottom of the pot or pan while it is still warm. Wait 5-10 minutes. This prevents any left over food particles from sticking.

Polish Brass and Copper Pots

Clean the tarnish and fingerprints on copper pots with beer and a clean cloth. Rub the beer on the copper surface. The acid in beer with remove the tarnish and dirt.

Clean Gold Jewelry with Beer

Pour either light or medium beer (not dark) over the gold jewelry, rinse, then shine with a clean cloth. The carbonic acid in beer will react with the oil and dirt on your jewelry to dissolve it. Or better still place your jewelry in bowl of beer and soak it for 10 minutes or so. Then rinse and wipe.

Use Flat Beer to Polish Wooden Furniture

Use a soft cloth soaked in flat beer to wipe the surface, then polish with a clean dry cloth. The beer will loosen dirt; the malt adds a rich colour to the wooden hue and the alcohol brings out the shine. Test a small hidden area first just to be safe.

Use Beer to remove Rust Spots or to help Loosen Rusty Bolts

Cover the rust spots in a beer saturated cloth for about an hour. The carbonic acid will help dissolve the rust.

If you get beer stains on your Carpets why not give us a call: 403-984-3680. Our Deal Prices are so good why run the risk of cleaning your Carpets yourself when for so little cost you can get the whole house done.

Written on April 6, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good

National Tartan Day Logo

A Celebration of Scottish Heritage

We couldn’t resist giving our logo a makeover just for today: April 6th. It is National Tartan Day.

National Tartan Day is a North American Celebration of the Scottish Declaration of Independence. The day also recognizes the successes and contributions of North Americans from Scottish Lineage.

National Tartan Day in Canada

National Tartan Day was first celebrated in New York in 1982. In 1986, Nova Scotia was the first province in Canada to celebrate it. Not long after, the other provinces adopted the celebration too.

Tartan Day was officially recognized in Canada as a nationwide observance in 2010.

The Scots were amoung the first Europeans to settle in Canada.

The Maple Leaf Tartan

Canada’s national tartan is called The Maple Leaf Tartan.

It was designed by David Weiser in 1964 and was initially created for Canada’s centennial in 1967.  However it became the official Canadian National Tartan in 2011. The colours were chosen to depict the changing of the leaves in Autumn from green to red, gold and brown.

Alberta Tartan

Each province has its own tartan. In Alberta, Alison Lamb and Ellen Neilsen from the Edmonton Rehabilitation Society Created the design. It was designed for handicapped persons learning to operate an heirloom. Alberta officially recognized the tartan in 1961.

The current tartan is made up of the colours Green, Gold, Blue, Pink and Black. The tartan is predominantly Green and Gold. Green depicts the province’s forests and Gold was chosen to reflect Alberta’s grain fields. Colours include blue for skies and lakes, pink for wild rose and black for substances such as coal and petroleum. Later, a dress tartan was also added which included the colour white to represent snow.

National Tartan day is often celebrated with Bagpipe Parades and Highland Dancing.

Upholstery Cleaning

Tartan is a popular fabric for Upholstery.

Check out our Upholstery Cleaning Page.

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