Insulating for Comfort

We all want a comfortable, cozy home. A comfortable home is one that consistently stays at a comfortable temperature throughout the day without any drafts. Many of us have experienced a room that’s too cold in the winter or too warm in the summer, and you avoid spending time in it. Insulating all exterior walls,

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Choosing a Heat Pump System

As cold as it gets outside, you’ll heat up the productivity indoors. Ruud has the most comprehensive, feature-loaded lineup in the heating industry. Our super-efficient technology provides savings on both gas and electricity. Whatever Ruud heating option you choose, you can depend on energy-saving, cost-effective, reliable performance for years to come. Are Some Heat Pumps Better

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Enjoy Continuous Hot Water

Introducing the High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater with Built-in Recirculation Pump Homeowners can now enjoy hot water that is continuous, efficient and instant with our new condensing tankless water heater. With the included recirculation option, the average homeowner can save 12,000 gallons per year. It’s compact design and wide-range of venting options makes this

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Insulating for Value and Savings

How Can Insulation Help You Save Money? Adding insulation is one of the most cost effective ways to save on energy costs. According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), a well-insulated and air-sealed home “sometimes pays for itself in less than a year and continues to payback for the life of the house.” Your savings potential

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Furnace Efficiency 101

How is the efficiency of a furnace calculated? The efficiency of a furnace is based on the total amount of fuel energy being used by the unit, relative to the amount of generated heat that actually stays in the home. There are two general methods of calculating efficiency: steady state efficiency and seasonal efficiency, or

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Choosing a Furnace System

These days, home owners search for all the value they can find in every household purchase they make. You’re probably no different. So when the time comes to replace a furnace in an existing central heating system, or to install a totally new system, you want equipment that minimizes costs and delivers dependable comfort for

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Boost Energy Efficiency by Air Sealing Your Home

Improving the building envelope of your house is one of the best ways to get better energy efficiency. Air sealing your home considerably reduces your monthly energy bills, improves your home’s comfort, promotes healthier indoor air quality and helps to protect the environment. Any holes or gaps in your home’s “building envelope”, which consists of

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Learn more about which water heater is the right fit for you and your family; a tankless water heater or a traditional tank-type model. Rheem Tankless Features Continuous hot water High energy efficiency Compact, space saving design Electronically controlled Exclusive sensing burner technology Exclusive film wrap overheat protection Digital thermostat with self-diagnostic program Precise temperature

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Modern-Rustic Remodel Pays Homage to Home’s Roots

Designer Negar Reihani meshes the best of both worlds in a 1940s home, respecting its original design while incorporating energy-saving features When Negar Reihani, the founder and principal designer of Space Harmony, was tasked with redesigning this 1947 house in North Vancouver, she knew that she wanted to keep the essence of the house by

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Key Features in New Windows

I’m thinking of upgrading my old windows in order to make them more energy efficient. What are some of the main features that are available in new windows, and what are the costs for these features? The following is a summary of several key features available in new windows: Double or Triple-Glazed Glass (Thermopanes) These

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