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Guess what Ontario homeowners are arguing about?

Do you know what the third most common household dispute among Ontarians is? Find out in Dave’s Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Air Conditioner Maintenance

  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.   For more money saving tips check out these posts.

When is it time to replace your….?

I was doing some research and came across this really interesting article from ENERGY STAR®.

Tip of the Week: Saving Money During Your Vacation

Planning a weekend cottage getaway or heading out for an extended vacation? Installing a programmable thermostat can help you save money while you’re away. Increasing the temperature by only a few degrees can save you up to 4% on your energy bill and you can automatically lower it to the preferred temperature right before you […]

Thermostat Control a Hot Button Issue in Ontario Homes

Direct Energy put out some interesting stats last week, take a look at the press release below.  Do you have thermostat wars in your home? Direct Energy offers advice to help Ontarians keep their cool this summer Toronto, ON – June 17, 2014 – Ontarians are hot under the collar when it comes to indoor […]

Summer Heat has Ontarians Hot Under the Collar

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Too hot? Too cold? With hot summer weather having finally arrived, it’s common for households to bicker over the temperature in their homes. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by Direct Energy found that 24 per cent of Ontarians have admitted that they’ve been involved in a “thermostat war” at home.  Fighting over temperature control […]

Reduce Your Summer Energy Bill – Dave’s Tip of the Week

Trying to save on your summer energy bill? Buzz Bishop discusses how you can take advantage of your Nest Learning Thermostat monthly email to learn about your energy use and to get personalized tips on how to save money. Check out his post for more information.  

The importance of having a well maintained air conditioning system

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  A central air conditioner, depending on its age, can account for up to 50% of your summer electricity bill. There are some important things you need to be aware of to ensure your system is operating efficiently – including a video about air conditioner maintenances.

What you need to know about purchasing an air conditioner

It’s during this time of year that I get lots of questions about air conditioners; everything from what’s the most efficient to what size is best for my home.

Electric Rates are Rising. Some tips to combat the biggest energy wasters at home

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With electricity prices forecasted to rise nearly 40 per cent in Alberta in May and rates rising during the peak air conditioning season in Ontario,  homeowners concerned about their rising energy bills need to be more conscientious about how they use energy. Unfortunately, each year, many homeowners waste hundreds of dollars on unnecessary energy costs […]

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