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


  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 […]

Do you need your ducts cleaned?

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Top 5 Quick Hints and Tips a Duct Cleaning may be required      

Five easy tips for energy efficiency

Canada’s changing seasons and ever-changing weather patterns mean that for most of us, household heating and cooling costs make up a significant portion of our expenses. But, there are simple things you can do this spring to conserve energy, help the environment and save money.

Fresh air – let your house breathe

It’s very important to let your house “breathe”.  A house that is sealed up too tight can cause problems.  I came across this great post that I thought I would share with you.

Nest Learning Thermostat Part of Alberta Energy Offer


We made an exciting announcement this morning in Alberta.  Albertan’s can receive a Nest Learning Thermostat at no charge when they sign-up for the Five Year Comfort and Control Dual Fuel Plan. I have a Nest myself and I love it, and I can attest to the energy savings as I’ve seen my bills decrease […]

Simple but important task this fall

Part of your home’s preventative maintenance this fall should include changing your furnace filter. A clogged filter reduces airflow, which costs you money in the form of reduced efficiency, higher electricity bills and reduced lifespan of your HVAC system. In addition, a clogged filter can cause your furnace to breakdown or in severe cases be a fire hazard.

Understanding Thermostats

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With electricity rates forecasted to increase 46% between 2010 and 2015 , and gas prices continuing to rise from historic lows, homeowners are starting to pay close attention to their energy use.  One of the simplest and most effective ways of reducing your energy costs is to upgrade your thermostat.  Your thermostat acts as the control […]

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