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Conserve Energy with your Air Conditioner

With summer finally starting to show its head in Ontario, we thought it would be a good time to talk about conservation. We always hear about water conservation during the particularly dry summer months, but it is also very important to remember energy conservation. It may not seem like much, but a degree can make […]

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Air Conditioning – How it gets cold

The hot weather is coming – we hope you have your air conditioner ready! These units generally sit in our side yards where we don’t worry about them. We leave them to chug away, keeping us in comfort; but have you ever wondered how they do that? Our planet has been using air conditioning in […]

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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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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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Saving Savvy – Winterizing tips

Winter is creeping up on us faster than ever but people are still procrastinating when it comes to prevention. We want to see everyone making sure their houses are as ready as possible for the coming months. We also know that these do it yourself jobs don’t have to break the bank. A few small […]

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Five Reasons to get a Furnace Tune-up

  Winter has yet to officially arrive but furnaces are already chugging away, keeping us warm while we go about our days. These machines are working tirelessly to keep us comfortable, but do we really give them enough attention? The reality is most people don’t think about their furnaces until something has gone wrong; we […]

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