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New Furnace Technology: What is it and What Does it Do for Your Home?

Like any other industry, the home heating industry continues to innovate with new heating technology for not only furnaces but heating systems that use renewable fuels as well. If you’re like most people, your first reaction is what could really be that different? You burn fuel to make heat then get a big blower to […]

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Reduce your Heating Costs and Stay Warm this Winter

People in Southern Ontario will know that not only have electricity prices skyrocketed but natural gas costs have gone up significantly – making it a higher priority for most people to find ways to reduce heating costs and still stay warm this winter. None of these thoughts are revolutionary but all together could make a […]

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Fall Furnace Check In: What To Think About Before It Gets Cold

Usually, when we get to the end of September in Southern Ontario, we’ve had enough short blasts of cool weather that get people thinking about the winter season. Specifically, some people (‘planners’ vs ‘procrastinators’) look to prepare their heating / furnace equipment for the challenges of whatever the cold weather will bring. For the most […]

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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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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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