Monday, April 19, 2010

Time For New Appliances? Think Energy Star!

This time of year, many people around Ottawa begin to think about purchasing new appliances, especially refrigerators. Spring is a good time to clean out and trade up! And even if you haven’t yet thought about doing it, maybe you should. Did you know that replacing your current appliances with those newer models that are certified as being ‘ENERGY STAR’ can add up to big savings throughout the year, helping to offset the cost of making the purchase?

In fact, the Canadian Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) reports that ENERGY STAR appliances only receive that certification when they are 10 to 50 percent more energy efficient than comparable products that meet the minimum standards. With that kind of energy savings, it may be enough of an incentive to prompt people to upgrade to a newer model.  Besides, there are some rebates and incentive programs offered by the OEE, in an effort to encourage additional people to upgrade to more energy efficient appliances.

But what will you do with your used appliances? That need not be a headache anymore! Simply contact us at Capital Junk. We serve the entire Ottawa area by handling all junk and old-appliance removal. We will come out to your home or business to pick up the old appliances whenever it is convenient for you. And you don’t have to worry about where that appliance goes once it is in our hands. We have made it our mission to see that appliances in working condition are reused, and that those that no longer work are properly dealt with and recycled.

This may be the ideal time to clean up and clean out, especially when there are deals for those who purchase more eco-friendly appliances. But keep us in mind because, when you have a new appliance delivered, you will need to have your old one removed. And we’ll happily take it away and properly dispose of  it for you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Planning for Earth Day!

April 22nd is Earth Day! And while you may be busy planning which eco-activities and events you are going to attend through Earth Day Ottawa, you can carry those principles over throughout the year. Even though Earth Day sets aside one day out of each year in order to remind us of the importance of taking care of our planet, the focus of what this day is about really needs to be a part of our daily lives.

Reusing and recycling plays a big part in caring for our environment. If you have household junk, unwanted appliances, or scrap metal that needs to be disposed of, Capital Junk should be the call you make. Through our recycling service, we’ll make arrangements to pick up your unwanted appliances, yard waste or items from a household or basement clean-out, and make every effort to donate items that can be reused and recycle items that can be recycled.

This Earth Day, look around your home to see what type of clean-out you are in need of. You can take comfort from knowing that, in Ottawa, Capital Junk will make sure that items you dispose of do not head straight to the landfill. We are concerned about the planet, just as you are which is why we make it our mission to see that the junk and debris we haul away for our personal and commercial customers are reused and recycled, whenever possible.

Our green services including junk removal of furniture, old appliances, old computers, paint, yard waste, and more!

So mark your calendar for the special day to celebrate taking care of our planet. And feel confident, knowing that we are helping Ottawa to do its part in being environmentally friendly, on this day and throughout the year!

Happy Earth Day, Ottawa!