What you need to know about tankless water heaters

If you’re thinking about replacing your water heater, a tankless model can be a great option, but it’s important to examine both the benefits and limitations before buying.

What to do when your pipes freeze

I know what you are thinking…why is Dave telling me this before the winter.  Well, I’m sharing this now so you can hopefully prevent this from happening to you.

Fall Tips on how to Winterize Your Plumbing

Now that fall is here we need to think about all the outdoor chores we have to do in the upcoming weekends.  One that sticks out in my mind is turning off the hose bibs and draining them.  It’s a simple thing to do that will avoid a potential burst pipe, but it’s something that’s easily forgotten.

Toilet talk

Did you know that more than 65% of water use in the average home occurs in the bathroom?  And 30% of it is being used by toilets?  Ouch! Fortunately, there are things you can do to lower your usage and thus lower your water bill.  

The importance of having a well maintained furnace

Performing a yearly inspection and maintenance on your HVAC system not only diagnoses and repairs existing problems, but it helps find and prevent problems from occurring in the future.

Do you know how old your furnace is?

Many people don’t know the age of their furnace.  But, knowing the age of the equipment provides a good indication as to how efficiently it’s working. Is it an energy hog, or efficient as a camel on a long desert journey?  

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.  

Cottage closing tips

  If you are lucky enough to own a cottage, you know that it takes work in the fall to make sure your cottage makes it through the winter.  Here are some tips from the Electrical Safety Authority and Hydro One on closing it for the winter to help ensure a smooth start-up in the spring.

Tip of the Week: Pool Heater Maintenance

With pool season in full swing, now is the perfect time to have your gas pool heater serviced (for those of you lucky enough to have a pool!). Like any other fuel-burning equipment, pool heaters need to be maintained regularly to work safely and efficiently. For more home safety tips click here.  

Hot Weather hints and tips!

With summer finally heating up it’s important to take care of yourself and others during very hot days. Here’s some advice to stay cool and keep energy bills down. Heat waves If you have to be outside, make sure you are hydrating yourself regularly and take frequent breaks.  If you thirsty that means you are […]

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