The temperature outside is rising, and so is the cost of heating your home. It makes sense that you’d start thinking about ways to minimize the costs of heating your home this spring. To that end, you may be estimating the cost of running your gas fireplace vs. furnace. Unlike electric fireplaces, gas fireplaces can … Continue reading Springtime Heating: Fireplace vs. Furnace?
There is a lot of buzz around HEPA filters. Are they really, better than other filters? And, if they are, what kind of benefits can you expect if you use an air purifier with a HEPA filter? Let the experts explain what you should know about HEPA filters. What is a HEPA Filter and How … Continue reading What You Should Know About HEPA Filters
If you consistently have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature, you may have an issue with the size of your furnace. It’s easy to purchase the wrong size if you aren’t sure how to work it out, and if the furnace was already there, the builder may have put one in that’s too … Continue reading What’s The Right Size Furnace For An Average Home?
Whether you rely on your gas fireplace for winter ambiance or home heating, it’s a real nuisance when it stops working in the middle of winter. In fact, if you heat your home with your fireplace and it stops working in the middle of an extreme cold spell, you could have an emergency on hand. … Continue reading Winter Gas Fireplace Maintenance Tips
You can harness geothermal energy to heat your home in the winter and cool your home in the summer. These ingenious systems are efficient, but will they live up to their reputation and save you money on your heating bills? Let’s discuss what you should really expect from a geothermal heating and cooling system and … Continue reading Geothermal Energy for Heating & Cooling
Fuel Oil Tanks have been a hot topic for Ontario residents recently and we thought it would be worthwhile sharing what our customers are reporting and also the recent announcements about Ontario regulation changes. According to Statscan Fuel Oil Prices the average price of fuel oil has increased by 21% over the last 4 years. … Continue reading Fuel Oil Tank Replacement – What Ontario Homeowners need to know
Residential geothermal heating and cooling may still seem like science fiction to homeowners unacquainted with the concept, but the science behind it is relatively straightforward. The fundamental principle involved is heat transfer, which describes the movement of warmth from one space to another. Air conditioners and heat pumps run a liquid through a coil inside … Continue reading Can Geothermal Heating and Cooling Increase a Home’s Resale Value?
Why Consider A Heat Pump? Installing a heat pump can save you up to 50% off your heating and cooling costs. Heat pumps work by taking advantage of the temperature difference between thw air outside your home and the air inside your home. According to NRCANN “Air-source heat pumps draw heat from the outside air … Continue reading Ontario Heat Pump Rebates 2018
Hot Water Heater Rentals Ontario homeowners have for decades been duped into overpriced water heater rental contracts. A lot of people don’t even realise there is a monthly rental fee included in their utility bill that they don’t need. Ontario brought in laws to prevent door to door salepeople scamming homeowners for new long term/overpriced … Continue reading Rental Water Heater – CBC news article “homeowners duped”
Radon in Eastern Ontario Radon is a naturally occurring gas that exists, at some level, in all homes in Ontario. It is colourless odourless and typically seeps into our home through the basement. Due to our geology and amount of time we spend inside in winter, Canada has a high risk of Radon in homes. … Continue reading Radon in Ontario Homes – What Homeowners Need to Know.