Posts tagged with "Kitchener Wilmot Hydro"

LED and CFL bulbs – which should you buy?

The beginning of 2014 saw the phasing out of higher-wattage (75/100w) incandescent light bulbs and in just over a month our 40- and 60 watt friends will be riding off into the sunset. As stocks start to run out in stores we will have to start exploring new lighting options. Before we tackle these options, […]

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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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Leading by example! Incentives for Heating/Cooling Rooftop Units!

“People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do!” Lewis Cass saveONenergy has come out with a retrofit program for heating and cooling rooftop units for commercial and industrial buildings. The program is funded by the Ontario Power Authority and delivered through the local electric utilities across Ontario. This program is […]

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Waterloo North Hydro Alerting Customers About Phone Scam!

  By Jeff Quint from Waterloo North Hydro website media alerts Criminals posing as utility employees seeking payment over the telephone WATERLOO, ON (July 16, 2014) – Waterloo North Hydro is alerting customers as reports of utility customers being scammed have surfaced in other parts of Ontario including Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Toronto. According to […]

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Safety Procedures for a Tornado Warning!

Most tornadoes are clearly visible, however some can be obscured by rain or nearby low hanging clouds. Occasionally, some tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible! Before a Tornado: Build an emergency kit and make a family communication plan Listen to the weather warnings on the radio or television newscasts […]

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How to SAVE Money by programming your thermostat! Summer

With the recent heat, we have been receiving a lot of questions about programming or adjusting your thermostats to save energy and ultimately to save money on cooling costs. Here is an outline/guideline as to when and what temperature you should be setting your programmable thermostat. If you do not have a programmable thermostat you […]

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Natural Gas Hike of 40%? Implications for homeowners in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph?

A proposed increase in natural gas rates to consumers was all over the news this morning. Not only was it the first thing I heard on the radio, but there it was on the front page of our local paper.  How much will it really affect us? While the answer varies, for most homeowners in […]

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AFUE – Bless You! – Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

                Most Canadian homes are heated with either furnaces or boilers. Furnaces heat air and distribute the hot air throughout your household via the built in duct work. Boilers heat water and transfer the heat via pipes, to steam radiators such as baseboard radiators, radiant floor systems and […]

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