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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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ENERGY STAR windows make a difference

Spring and summer are the times when we are most likely to take on home renovations. From the small to the large, these projects are always performed on with the intent of creating a better quality of living both in and outside of our homes. One of the bigger home renovation projects that can be […]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention – 5 Tips

According to the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs website, more than 50 people die each year of carbon monoxide poisoning in Canada. Hundreds more will be poisoned by this molecule. There are simple precautions that can be taken to minimize the chances of this happening to you or your family, and really, what is more […]

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Anatomy of a Gas Furnace

Anatomy of a Gas Furnace

Have you ever wondered how your furnace works? Well, with the many different styles of furnace out there, it is impossible to make a catch-all post about all parts. Instead, we have taken a look at some of the more common furnace components and explained their functions. Flue Gas Vent – The flue is a […]

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Natural Resources Canada – Part 6 of the EnerGuide Series

Over the past six weeks we have delved into the nuances of the EnerGuide Program and seen how it helps Canadians. Today we will look at the governing body that runs the EnerGuide program, Natural Resources Canada. According to Natural Resources Canada, NRCan develops policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources […]

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Create a Home Emergency Kit this Winter

One of the most inconvenient things that can happen during winter is a prolonged power outage. An outage that lasts more than a couple hours can become quite uncomfortable and potentially dangerous as your house loses heat. The best way to handle a winter power outage is to have a winter emergency kit ready for […]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Signs

Once your furnace is on, the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning becomes all the more present. As it is silent, tasteless and odourless it can easily be overlooked – with deadly consequences. Any amount of carbon monoxide in your environment can make it harder for your body to absorb oxygen and in severe cases can […]

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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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