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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 Cool Facts about Air Conditioning

Three cool facts about climate control! Believe it or not, air conditioning is even cooler than you originally thought! Puns aside, though, your air conditioner has a really long and amazing history that you’ve probably never heard about. Here are three interesting facts about air conditioning history: Did you know we’ve been using climate control […]

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Respect your Right to a Home Inspection

Thinking of buying a new home? The process of buying (and selling) a home can be very stressful. Beyond actually finding a home you would like to call your own, there is also paperwork, realtor’s fees, mortgage brokers – and that’s just the legal side of things! So if you can cut out a step, […]

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What is EnerGuide? Part 1 of the EnerGuide Series

We’ve all seen the stickers on our new appliances, but why are they there? EnerGuide is an awesome program backed by the Government of Canada to help consumers make more economical choices for their homes. Over the coming weeks we will explore some of the more specific guidelines, but for now, let’s take a look […]

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Smart Meters – How to Keep Saving

Smart meters are installed in over 4.8 million homes and businesses across Ontario (cbc.ca), but many families are not taking advantage of the cost-saving opportunities available when it comes to these little gadgets. By taking a bit of extra time to look at your home and change a couple habits, you could end up keeping […]

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10 Tips and Tricks for a Safer Holiday

Whether you are lighting the tree, menorah or kinara this winter there are plenty of ways to keep your home and family safe this holiday season. A few small considerations can make the difference between being safe and not; these tips, tricks and ideas are simple and can be implemented in no time at all. […]

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Bryan Baeumler

Humidifiers can Help your Health and Home

We have all woken up on cold winter mornings with dry sinuses, scratchy eyes and with hair holding enough static charge that you could jump start a car battery. The reason this happens is lack of humidity in your home. As cooler weather takes hold, the ambient humidity drops leading to dry air everywhere. How […]

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