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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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How to change your furnace filter step by step.

For new home owners or those newer to the DIY route, furnace maintenance can be daunting. There are some things that should be left to the pros, but one thing you can do yourself is change your furnace’s air filter. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to change your furnace filter! Find out what […]

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Change your air filter for better Indoor Air Quality

When did you last change your air filter? If the answer is “I’m not sure,” It might be time to get down to that furnace room and take a look at the thing most responsible for your home’s indoor air quality. With winter coming and minds turning to preventative maintenance, it can’t be said enough […]

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