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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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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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EnerGuide Homes: Part 3 of the EnerGuide Series

Welcome to part three of our EnerGuide series! Part one explained what EnerGuide was and why it was important to the average consumer. Part two explained how to properly read an EnerGuide label. Today we will talk about some of the whole home energy efficiency standards that are tied in with EnerGuide and Natural Resources […]

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High Efficiency HVAC Products – A Good Investment

There is a lot of hype in the media about the benefits of high-efficiency products and the perks they carry for both the environment and your home – but how much of it is hype? While high-efficiency appliances and HVAC products will definitely cost you less per kilowatt hour (kWh) than your older, lower efficiency […]

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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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Gas Fireplaces – 5 Reasons to say Go to Gas

As the weather gets cooler don’t you wish you had a nice, warm fireplace to snuggle up in front of at the end of the day? If the idea of fireplace installation has been on your radar, the first big question that needs to be answered is what kind of fireplace do you want installed: […]

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Keeping your family safe – carbon monoxide detectors now mandatory!

Every couple of years we get exposed to a terrible tragedy where people die from carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes, an odourless gas coming from a gas appliance – usually your furnace. In a move that will inevitably save lives, the Ontario government has made carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in homes. http://www.680news.com/2014/10/15/carbon-monoxide-detectors-mandatory-in-ontario-homes-starting-wednesday/ In fact […]

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