Should you repair or replace your furnace? What about your air conditioner and water heater? As a homeowner, you don’t have to understand your entire HVAC system to know whether a replacement is right for you. Instead, use our guide to help you decide! Signs that Something is Wrong with Your HVAC System Common signs … Continue reading Should You Repair or Replace Your Furnace?
Saving energy is increasingly on everyone’s radar. Saving energy impacts the planet positively and reduces annual household energy expenses. Open concept homes help save energy as they are easier to evenly heat and cool. Here are some additional energy saving tips for your open concept home: • Plug electronics into power bars • Use Energy … Continue reading Do High Efficiency Furnaces Run More Often? Energy Saving Tips for Open Concept Homes
Furnaces are subjected to a lot of wear and tear to keep you warm during the cold months! Several factors can cause a furnace to stop working, including dirty filters, frequent cycling and age. If it’s been some time since your last furnace maintenance visit, your appliance is more likely to have these issues. The … Continue reading What Causes a Furnace to Stop Working?
Do you know the top houseplants for clean air? While you’re adding plants to your landscaping outside, why not add these plants to the inside of your home? NASA tested some plants to see if they could remove toxins from the air—and many could. You can use them to boost your air quality and target … Continue reading Clean Air Plants for Your Home
What should you avoid while installing a thermostat? When installing your thermostat, the main thing you want to avoid is placing it in an area with extreme temperatures. For example, don’t place it above air vents, near windows and doors, or in any spot that receives direct sunlight. Placement in these areas can cause false … Continue reading Did You Know Your Thermostat Can Increase Your Home Energy Costs If It’s Not Positioned Properly?
Myth: Bigger is better. It is often assumed that a bigger system will heat and cool a house more effectively because it has more power. This is false. A system that is too big for a home is inefficient because it uses more energy than needed to get the job done. It just doesn’t make … Continue reading Myths Busted: How Does a High Efficiency Furnace Work?
Even though the home energy savings program has been discontinued, there are still ways to reduce your expenses by lowering your energy consumption throughout the year. As the winter cold air sets in you’ll be tempted to turn up the thermostat to keep your home warm. Unfortunately, this often results in higher energy bills. To … Continue reading Savings Beyond the Discontinued Home Energy Saving Program
Having knowledge about carbon monoxide safety is so important. When left unnoticed carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious injuries and even death. Please keep reading to learn about carbon monoxide and educate yourself on carbon monoxide safety. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. This is … Continue reading Carbon Monoxide Safety
With the feel of fall in the air, it’s time to think about getting your home ready for colder weather. Much of the routine maintenance that needs to be done this time of year will not only help keep you cozy this winter, it will also save money on your heating bill and protect your … Continue reading Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Do you remember what you were doing on August 14, 2003? Well, if you were in Ajax, Oshawa, or Pickering, you were probably trying to stay cool. It was hot and humid with temperatures over 31°C. That is until 4:09pm. That’s when the power went out – literally – for 55 million people across the … Continue reading Remembering the Northeast Blackout of 2003