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Carbon Monoxide – danger areas in the home

Carbon monoxide is odourless, tasteless and dangerous. Dozens of preventable deaths happen due to carbon monoxide poisoning every year – the question is, why? Part of the reason is a lack of knowledge. There are areas in your house that are more susceptible to carbon monoxide than others, and as we always say, the best […]

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Natural Gas Barbeques are Hot!

So you’re buying a new barbeque? Good for you! Summer is made for sizzle and you are ready to join the league of great outdoor chefs. One thing you need to consider before the grill even leaves the store, though, is what kind of fuel you would like to use. There are many options to […]

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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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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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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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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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Natural Gas or a Propane BBQ! What do you prefer?

Over the last few years the debate over a natural gas BBQ or a propane gas BBQ has become extremely heated. With cost, convenience, and the environment being the main topics of discussion. I recently converted to a natural gas Broil King BBQ (from TA Appliances) with the help of the wonderful and amazing service […]

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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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