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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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Why Every Fireplace Needs a Tune Up

Why Every Fireplace Needs a Tune Up

If you look at your fireplace, you might question why you need to have a tune up every other year, or even every year. After all, why can’t you just let it run to the end of its life and then buy something new? While you can do just that, it is not the recommended […]

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7 Secrets To reduce energy usage in your home

7 Secrets To Reduce Energy Use In Your Home

Out of all the bills you and your family are likely to receive, energy bills are perhaps the most frustrating. They can be quite high, but perhaps the most frustrating thing about them is not understanding how you can reduce energy use in your home so the bill is not astronomical when it arrives. The […]

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Why Location Is An Important Factor On Choosing The Right Heating System

I read with interest the Financial Post article on the difference in hydro prices in Ontario. http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/who-pays-the-most-and-the-least-for-power-in-ontario-hydro-one-toronto-hydro-among-priciest?__lsa=3125-7a27 Not to split hairs, but the commenters are right. The actual price of the electricity is relatively constant across the province – it’s the delivery charges that make all of the difference. Let’s try to put this in […]

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Know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning

As furnaces are turned on across the country, the chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home rises. While the best offense is a good defense (performing regular maintenance on your furnace and installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home), it is still important to know what to do if you notice the signs of […]

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Three ways to better your home’s heating efficiency

With winter on its way, our minds will inevitably turn to keeping warm. We love to think we are getting the most bang for our buck while our furnaces are running, but some of us fall into common traps that could end up costing us a lot more. Here are three ways you can improve […]

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