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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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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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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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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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Types of Insulation: Vol. 1

Fall is coming, and what better time to make sure your home is properly insulated? Checking, replacing or repairing your insulation is best done before it gets too cold outside so that you’re ready when the cold weather really sets in. So, what type of insulation should you use? This two- part series will give […]

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Invest in an HVAC Technician

It’s always nice to have a handyman around the house, but when it comes to HVAC, it’s best to trust the experts. These machines can be very complicated and one mistake when trying to DIY a “small problem” can lead to a very big repair in your near future. So, why is it smart to […]

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Air Conditioner Care

No one likes to pay for emergency repairs. Air Conditioning repairs can be costly, especially when a problem has been left to linger instead of being dealt with immediately. Problems can snowball, so it’s best to minimize the impact of potential repairs. No one wants to be left without air conditioning during these hot summer […]

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