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Heating and Cooling System Inspections for Rental Houses

Landlords have known for quite some time that aside from roof leaks, there is nothing more inconvenient than an emergency furnace or AC repair. While we know that most owners of rental properties are focused on keeping costs down, the smart ones know that the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound […]

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The Hydro Mess Will Continue

by Peter Wagner. Peter is a self-professed energy geek that is a close observer of regional energy markets – especially electricity and natural gas. Read with interest the National Post article on the provincial Liberal’s spending on hydro. http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/kathleen-wynnes-50-billion-power-spend-adds-up-to-little-for-ontario-ratepayers I will try to abstain from making judgements on competence or appropriateness but what we need […]

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What To Do If Your Water Heater Starts Leaking

What To Do If Your Water Heater Starts Leaking

One day, you notice water around the water heater in your home. Is it leaking? Even a small leak in your water heater can quickly turn into a lot of damage to your floors and walls. Thus, it is vitally important to rectify a potential leaking water heater as soon as you suspect something might […]

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What To Do If Your Water Heater Goes Cold

Have you ever had the water turn ice cold in the middle of your shower? Will the water just not heat when you want to wash your hands or do the dishes? Water heaters going cold is a lot more common than you might think. Sometimes you cannot predict when this is going to happen […]

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What to Do If Your Furnace Stops Working

Home comfort is a high priority for everyone, no matter where they live. If you ever find yourself in a cold building during the height of the February freeze, you’ll know how uncomfortable it can be. The issue is even more important in Canada as our cold winters can seriously impact a person’s health. It […]

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Energy Hungry Appliances: What Uses The Most Electricity?

Major systems in your home, such as air conditioning and heating, are big draws for electricity. What you may not realize is that domestic appliances can also account for a significant portion of your overall electricity use. To help keep you informed, we have gathered a list of the domestic appliances in your home that […]

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The Benefits of a Home Generator

What were you doing the last time you lost power? Were you enjoying a warm shower, only to find yourself in pitch darkness? Cut off in the middle of cooking dinner? Or were you writing an important – and unfinished – email to your boss? Whether it lasts for hours or days, a blackout is […]

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New Homeowner Checklist

New Homeowner Checklist

First of all, congratulations on buying a new home! This is definitely an exciting time in your life, especially if this is your first home and you are no longer paying rent. Now that you have taken this step, there are some things you need to remember to do just before and right after you […]

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