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  • Why Now Is the Best Time to Go Green

    Sustainability and going green is everywhere these days. However, as people who live in Canada, it is not something we always think about in terms of heating our homes. After all, we need heat for our survival, and options are few. Some live in places where natural gas is an option, and others must rely

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    Are You Ready to Convert Your Home to Geothermal?

    Making the leap from one type of home heating system to another is a huge decision. As much as we hate our fuel & energy bills, sometimes, it’s better, the devil you know. Remaining with propane, gas, or electric heating is relatively predictable, as are the high monthly bills. Still, you can’t help but wonder

  • How to Cool a Two-Story House

      For those who live in a home with levels, you’ve undoubtedly discovered how challenging it can be to cool it evenly. During the summer, your main floor is perfect, but the upstairs feels 5 to 10 degrees warmer, and the basement is freezing. If you try to cool the upper floor further, you’ll find

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    Get Up to $40,000 From the Canada Greener Homes Loan Program

      By now, most have heard about the Canada Greener Homes Grant. Helping homeowners across the country make their homes more energy-efficient, the Canada Greener Homes Grant offers up to $5,000 towards a variety of retrofits, including a new energy-efficient furnace. Our cold-climate heat pumps are an excellent way to take advantage of this grant

  • 7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer

    With the cost of energy these days, and the carbon tax on top of it all, people throughout eastern Ontario are seeking relief. While some engage in smarter energy usage habits, others ignore physical comfort altogether and avoid turning on the AC. Sure, you can get away with that now, but in August? We’ve got

  • Frequently Asked Questions & Answers About HVAC Maintenance Plans

    Have an older HVAC system and are tired of paying for repairs? Or perhaps the idea of a sudden significant expense makes you worry? How about you’ve recently invested in a new HVAC system and want to start things off right by taking proper care of it? If any of these situations apply to you,

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    Air Conditioning Myths That Are Costing You Money

    It may not feel like it yet, but summer is right around the corner. It means you’ll soon be constantly running your air conditioner to ward off the scorching heat and miserable humidity. However, with energy costs rising, you might also be trying various tips and tricks to reduce your hydro bills. Did you know

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    Cold Climate Heat Pumps

    A Cost-Effective, Efficient Solution for Eastern Ontario Homes Heat pumps are one of the most efficient and cost-effective home heating solutions. Unfortunately, many heat pumps cannot keep up with the cold temperatures faced by homes in the Ottawa & Kempville areas, making them an unlikely option. Traditional heat pumps also face other obstacles, including a
  • Door to Door Furnace Scams – A Cautionary Tale

    Many of us have answered the knock at the door, facing aggressive furnace salespeople who will say almost anything to get inside. They’ll sometimes offer a free inspection, free equipment or safety checks; and far too often people unwittingly let them into their homes. Despite personal safety concerns, the word “FREE” is an easy way

  • Improving Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

    Poor indoor air quality comes in many forms. It can mean too much humidity, not enough humidity, odours, air pollution and even germs & viruses. From a sense of stale, stuffy air to dry, peeling skin, being cooped up indoors this winter is an easy way to become acutely aware of your home’s indoor air

  • Has Your Furnace Been Red Tagged?

    Has Your Furnace Been Red Tagged?

    No homeowner wants to learn that their furnace has been red-tagged. In addition to dealing with a cold home during the winter, you now face a large expense without the luxury of time to shop around for a good deal. It can be stressful and confusing too. After all, what exactly does it mean when

  • Alternatives to Propane Heating for Your Home

    By now everyone has heard about the recent Financial Post article concerning the 297% increase in the price of propane and its potential to climb even higher. For some, this may mean a more expensive bbq tank fill-up, but for those who heat their homes with propane, this is devastating news. Thousands of homes in