Posts tagged with "thermostat"

Three ways to better your home’s heating efficiency

With winter on its way, our minds will inevitably turn to keeping warm. We love to think we are getting the most bang for our buck while our furnaces are running, but some of us fall into common traps that could end up costing us a lot more. Here are three ways you can improve […]

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Three Cool Facts about Air Conditioning

Three cool facts about climate control! Believe it or not, air conditioning is even cooler than you originally thought! Puns aside, though, your air conditioner has a really long and amazing history that you’ve probably never heard about. Here are three interesting facts about air conditioning history: Did you know we’ve been using climate control […]

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Insulation conserves cool air!

Insulation is important in the summer, too. During the winter months, we tend to worry about heat retention. We want to keep warm and we don’t want to pay a lot to do it. During summer, on the other hand, we don’t worry as much. The truth is, proper insulation is just as important during […]

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Thermostats – There’s an App for That!

Do you have a smart phone? This may seem like an odd question when you are thinking about home maintenance, but we promise, it isn’t. With smart technology advancing at staggering speeds, it was only a matter of time before that tech lens was turned on our homes. Over recent years, developers have been working […]

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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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Smart Meters – How to Keep Saving

Smart meters are installed in over 4.8 million homes and businesses across Ontario (, 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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Mike Holmes: It’s time for your home’s head-to-toe pre-winter checkup!

Republish Reprint Mike Holmes, Special to National Post | October 29, 2014 9:54 AM ET More from Special to National Post Holmes Group: Have your furnace serviced now — waiting for a freezing cold day will be to late (and the repair people will be booked up). Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Comments More There’s the […]

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