Spring is in the air, which means the busy home-buying season is in full swing. If you’re one of the many people on the hunt for the perfect home, remember to look beyond aesthetics and consider the inner workings of the house.
On October 20, 2014, Direct Energy’s Ontario home services business was acquired by EnerCare Home and Commercial Services Limited Partnership (“EnerCare Home Services”) to create a single Canadian company, EnerCare Home Services.
On March 11, people around the world will join together to promote World Plumbing Day, an annual event to recognize the role of plumbing in improving health and safeguarding the environment. This year, the event is especially significant as it’s the final year of the UN’s Water for Life Decade, a ten-year initiative encouraging countries […]
We’ve been experiencing frigid temperatures this winter and the cold weather shows no sign of slowing down. When the mercury dips, that’s often when furnaces have issues or break down. Last winter in Ontario, when the temperature fell below -15°C, we saw a steep increase in heating system calls compared to days when the temperature […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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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Since launching in 2011, Nest Learning Thermostats have created quite a stir in the tech world and in January the company was acquired by Google. I’ve had a Nest for just over a year and I love it. If you aren’t familiar with Nest or considering a thermostat upgrade, here are five things you should […]