Tip of the Week: Seal it Up!

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Improving your home’s insulation is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to cut down on your heating costs. You should have approximately 12” of insulation in your attic, anything less and you should get it topped up.

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For more tips on how to be energy efficient this winter check out the Energy Efficiency section of Dave’s Corner.

Ontarians are Not Making the Grade on Energy Efficiency

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Fluctuating natural gas prices coupled with another cold, long winter on the horizon means homeowners should be thinking now about how to keep their energy bills down. However, a report card recently released by Direct Energy shows many homeowners aren’t as energy efficient as they should be.

Many Ontarians put themselves at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

A recent survey reveals that among the 81 per cent of Ontarians with a fuel-burning appliance in their home, nearly half (45 per cent) have only one carbon monoxide (“CO”) alarm in their multiple level home, putting themselves and their families at risk of a potentially deadly CO leak going undetected.

Known as the “silent killer,” CO poisoning is responsible for hundreds of hospitalizations and more than 10 deaths in Ontario each year.

Carbon Monoxide poisoning and how to stay safe

 

Know the symptoms

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What to do when your carbon monoxide alarm beeps

Kidde CO

(NC) – You may find them annoying, but the beeps emitted from your carbon monoxide and combination smoke/CO alarms are really just doing their job: protecting your life.

Make a ‘silent killer’ noisy

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(NC) The first-annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week begins on November 1, reminding Ontarians that having a functioning carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can help save lives. Before this week arrives, there are steps you can take now to ensure your families are kept safe this winter.

Do you Follow These Halloween Safety Tips?

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Halloween is just around the corner and it’s important we make it a safe and happy event for everyone. Remember, it’s important not to leave jack-o-lanterns unattended if you use candles to light them.

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For a full list of Halloween safety tips check out this post.

Dave Walton’s “Turkey” Tip of the Week

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What you need to know about tankless water heaters

If you’re thinking about replacing your water heater, a tankless model can be a great option, but it’s important to examine both the benefits and limitations before buying.

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What to do when your pipes freeze

I know what you are thinking…why is Dave telling me this before the winter.  Well, I’m sharing this now so you can hopefully prevent this from happening to you.

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