5 Possible Red Flags for the Air Quality Inside Your Home

Have you ever stopped to think about just how much time you spend indoors? If you are anything like the average person, you have a roof overhead and four walls around you about 90% of the time. That means most of the air you breathe recirculates through a ventilation system — along with any airborne particles that populate it. As a homeowner, it is important to recognize what could […]

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What You Should Know Before Buying a Boiler

Late winter or early spring is a perfect time to upgrade your home heating system! The cold weather is fresh on your mind, and since there’s no rush, you can take your time to decide which unit is best for you. If your old boiler is on its last legs, now’s the time to replace […]

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How Indoor Air Quality Can Help You Recover From the Flu

The horrible flu that went around this winter reminded me that it has been some time since I wrote about indoor air quality. As we face these tough strains of flu, an aging population and young children with growing lungs who are especially vulnerable, it’s important to reinforce the benefits of having the purest indoor […]

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How to Maximize Ontario’s Energy Rebates in 2018

There seems to be a never-ending supply of energy rebates in Ontario. The latest Ontario energy rebates come to us from GreenOn, a not-for-profit agency that reinvests the proceeds from Ontario’s carbon market to promote cleaner energy technology. These rebates can add up to a lot of money…if you qualify. The devil is always in […]

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Should You Rent a Furnace or Air Conditioner in Ontario?

The option to rent your furnace or air conditioner (in addition to water heaters, which have long been a rental option) is now a reality in our marketplace. They allow for monthly payments and predictable repair costs that are more attainable for some than an initial cash outlay. When I ask someone why they might […]

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5 Furnace Mistakes That Could Cost You

A furnace is a tricky piece of equipment. Most people can tell when something goes wrong, but they don’t always know how it works ‘under the hood’. Unfortunately, there are many common misconceptions about furnaces, and some can lead to inconvenient (and costly) trouble for homeowners.   Don’t be fooled — if you’re not careful, […]

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Is Your Home Ready for the Spring Melt? 6 Ways to Prepare

Spring is a time of year when many homes are at risk of flooding. Southern Ontario has already seen more its share of floods this past year, and officials in many areas are already warning residents to prepare for more. Unfortunately for us, the conditions that lead to flooding are becoming more and more frequent […]

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Top ecobee Smart Thermostat Features You’re Missing Out On

Time flies! It seems like just yesterday that we first got our hands on the ecobee3 smart thermostat. Now, the Toronto-based company behind the ingenious technology is rolling out the ecobee4 in Canada. This next-generation device improves on its predecessors and comes fully-equipped with Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa.   If you haven’t seen an ecobee […]

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5 Signs Your Home Could Use a Humidifier

Are your sinuses acting up? Do you find yourself catching a static shock whenever you enter your home? It could be a stroke of bad luck, but it’s more likely these are signs your home could use a humidifier. As the temperature drops, so does the level of moisture in the air. Low humidity is […]

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