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What To Do If Your Water Heater Starts Leaking

What To Do If Your Water Heater Starts Leaking

One day, you notice water around the water heater in your home. Is it leaking? Even a small leak in your water heater can quickly turn into a lot of damage to your floors and walls. Thus, it is vitally important to rectify a potential leaking water heater as soon as you suspect something might […]

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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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appliances use the most energy

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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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 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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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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Time to think about furnace maintenance

That time of year is upon us again. There’s a nip in the air, the kids are back at school and the leaves are starting to change. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about your furnace. We know most of you haven’t even tucked your air conditioner in for its winter nap, holding out […]

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Types of insulation Vol. 2

Today, many people take it on themselves to do their own home renovation projects. One common DIY project is insulating your home. There are many different types of insulation that can be used in your renovation and each has its pros and cons. Part one of this series covered loose fill and batts and blankets, […]

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