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The importance of having a well maintained furnace

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Performing a yearly inspection and maintenance on your HVAC system not only diagnoses and repairs existing problems, but it helps find and prevent problems from occurring in the future.

Do you know how old your furnace is?

Many people don’t know the age of their furnace.  But, knowing the age of the equipment provides a good indication as to how efficiently it’s working. Is it an energy hog, or efficient as a camel on a long desert journey?

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Is it time to change your furnace filter?

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Part of your home’s preventative maintenance this fall should include changing your furnace filter. A clogged filter reduces airflow, which costs you money by reducing how efficient your system is, and that means higher electricity bills and reduced lifespan of your furnace.  Here are more tips to reduce your energy bill.

 

Cottage closing tips

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If you are lucky enough to own a cottage, you know that it takes work in the fall to make sure your cottage makes it through the winter.  Here are some tips from the Electrical Safety Authority and Hydro One on closing it for the winter to help ensure a smooth start-up in the spring.

Is your Furnace Ready for the Winter?

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September is a great time to have a licensed professional check out your heating system to make sure it’s ready for the cold winter ahead.

Tip of the Week: Are you Packing a Safe Lunch for your Child?

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As kids are heading back to school, it’s important to think about safety when packing lunches.

Don’t Forget to do this before heading out for the long weekend!

Here’s one thing you might want to do if you’re going away for the long weekend.plug socket  

Guess what Ontario homeowners are arguing about?

Do you know what the third most common household dispute among Ontarians is?

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Tip of the Week: Air Conditioner Maintenance

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Air conditioner systems that are not maintained can lose up to 50% of their efficiency, wasting energy and money. Keep your air conditioner in peak condition because simple maintenance can lead to major savings.

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For more money saving tips check out these posts.

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