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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 […]

Keeping your Home Comfortable got a Little Easier

Don’t want to believe summer is actually over? @BuzzBishop says accepting it is a little easier when you have a Nest Learning Thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature so you don’t have to. Check out his blog for more information: http://bit.ly/1riTOBH

Is your Furnace Ready for the Winter?

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.

When is it time to replace your….?

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

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.  

Caring for your wood fireplace or stove

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) had this great article posted in their Autumn Watch booklet.  I’m including it below for those of you who burn wood in your homes.

Do you need your ducts cleaned?

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

Five things to love about Nest Learning Thermostats

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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 […]

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