Tips to Find your Dream Home and Save Money

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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.

Don’t get stuck in the cold. Steps to take when your furnace breaks down.

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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 […]

Ontarians are Not Making the Grade on Energy Efficiency


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.

Is it time to change your furnace filter?


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.  

Do you need your ducts cleaned?

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

Carbon Monoxide in your Home – Ontario’s New Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law

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The Ontario legislature recently passed a bill mandating carbon monoxide alarms in homes with gas appliances and/or an attached garage. The law, expected to be in place before the end of 2013, will be enforced by local fire departments and penalties will be similar to those related to smoke detectors. At Direct Energy, we support […]

Why Choose Direct Energy?

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I thought I would share a few key points that set us apart from the rest.

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 […]

Prevent Costly Water Leaks


Water leaks can happen anywhere in the house, but they typically occur in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry rooms. Early detection of problems in these areas can mean the difference between a simple mop-up job and major construction repairs. Kitchen Dishwasher –Check periodically under the sink to make sure the hose connection to the water […]

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