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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Have a Merry Renovation

How to have a good relationship with your contractor It’s been said before that the contractor-homeowner relationship is a bit like a marriage: you’re sharing a house, are often asking each other difficult financial questions, and sometimes you just wish the other would go away! Over the years, I’ve worked on countless renovation projects, large

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Help Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Think you’re safe from CO poisoning? Think again. When a Toronto family was recently rushed to hospital for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, it was a stark reminder that the so-called ‘silent killer’ can strike any time, and hard. Two family members were already unconscious by the time emergency crews arrived. The reality is that carbon

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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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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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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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Doug Ford is Cancelling the GreenON Program

GreenOn Rebates are Gone, but it Still Pays to Upgrade! Doug Ford, Premiere of Ontario, announced that he would be ending the Liberal government’s Green Ontario Fund. This means an end to Ontario homeowners’ ability to claim rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades on items like windows, thermostats, heat pumps, and insulation. As per the GreenOn

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Rheem Tankless Water Heaters

With today’s rising energy costs and environmental awareness in mind, Rheem has met and exceeded the expectations of home and business owners for new water heating solutions. Welcome to Rheem tankless water heaters. Rheem tankless water heaters combine new technology and functionality in an innovative way to heat water. The result – you now have

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