It’s only April, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about saving money over the summer. If your family is like so many others across Ontario, cutting back on energy use (and those horrendous monthly bills that came from running the air conditioner constantly) is a priority. And it’s always a shock … Continue reading 13 Ways to Cool Down The House This Summer
You get up in the morning and turn up the heat before going to work. Your partner turns it down later in the morning so the house isn’t being heated while everybody is out at work/school for the day. You get home and turn the heat up again to make the house comfortable for everybody … Continue reading How a Smart Thermostat Makes Life So Much Easier
Most families don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the attic. But most families should! Insulation in the attic has a huge impact on the cash you spend keeping the house warm all winter long. The attic loses heat through all kinds of different sources, like: The return grill. The interior wall top plate. The attic access … Continue reading How to Insulate Your Attic the Right Way this Winter
What is a Condensing Tankless Water Heater? What is Non-Condensing? You just started exploring the potential of buying a tankless water heater and you stumbled on a couple terms you don’t understand: Condensing tankless water heater Non-condensing tankless water heater You probably get the tankless part. These water heaters don’t store water in a tank … Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Condensing and Non-Condensing Tankless Water Heater?
If you’re considering a ductless mini split air conditioner (and if you own an older home in Toronto, ductless is the best way to keep your house cool), everything you need to know is right here on this page. These are our most common questions, with answers from members of our team. How does ductless … Continue reading Buying a Ductless Air Conditioner
Our efficient, airtight homes have led to a slowing of the exchange of air from indoors to out, and because of this, the EPA estimates that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outside. Here are the five most common indoor pollutants, and what you can do about them. Pesticides With … Continue reading The Most Dangerous Chemicals You Breathe Every Day
Seasonal air conditioner maintenance is the most important factor in extending the lifespan and maintaining the efficiency of your central air conditioning system. Ordinary wear and tear, especially dirt and grime buildup, can cause your AC to overwork, struggle, overheat and eventually break down. Keeping everything clean will help you catch any smaller problems before … Continue reading Things You Can Do to Take Care of Your Air Conditioner
What does AFUE Mean? What is an AFUE Rating? AFUE is an acronym for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, the most straightforward measure of furnace efficiency. A more efficient furnace will cost more at the initial point of purchase, but will save money on each utility bill for the next 20 years. Air conditioners have SEER … Continue reading What does AFUE Mean? What is an AFUE Rating?