6 Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life By Improving Your Indoor Air Quality Odds are pretty good you’re familiar with the concern over air pollution. However, did you know air pollution doesn’t just occur outside? Many people mistakenly think the air inside is automatically cleaner than the air outside. Here’s a bombshell. It’s not! … Continue reading Improve your quality of life by improving your home’s air quality
Why You Should Consider a Radiant Heating System When it comes to heating your home, you have a lot of different options, including traditional furnace heaters, solar powered heating, radiant heating and more. There are several factors you should consider when deciding on a heating system. These include comfort, energy efficiency and cost, to name … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Radiant Heating
Choosing the Most Efficient Fireplace If you’re looking for a new fireplace to install, you’ve got three main types of fireplaces to choose from. Wood-burning fireplaces Gas fireplaces Pellet fireplaces. This, of course, leaves out gel and electric fireplaces which, in our opinions, are not worth the investment. While you’ll want to consider important factors … Continue reading What Type Of Fireplace is the Most Efficient?
6 Upgrades That Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency If you’re like many homeowners, you’ve become more aware of the impact that you have on the environment. If this is the case, then you’ll want to do what you can in order to limit your environmental footprint – especially where the home is concerned. It’s … Continue reading Save money by improving home energy efficiency
The Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps When it comes to choosing a system to heat and cool your home, there are a few factors that every homeowner should consider: How much will a new system save me on my cooling/heating bills? Does the system provide both heating and cooling? How much will a new system … Continue reading The benefits of geothermal heat pumps
You may have heard of energy efficient furnaces, and you’re looking to save on your heating bills. However, you’re not sure what the energy efficiency rating is and what it means for you. Here’s a general explanation of what energy efficient furnaces are and how they can work for you. The ENERGY STAR Rating The … Continue reading How do energy efficiency ratings work for furnaces?
Anyone who has lived through a cold Ontario winter can appreciate the homey warmth and comfort provided by a gas fireplace. In addition to being a clean, efficient and economical way to boost your home’s main heat source, a gas fireplace requires far less attention and effort than a wood-fueled fireplace. However, it’s important to … Continue reading Does my gas fireplace need maintenance?
Heat rises, right? Not necessarily so. In fact, thermodynamic laws simply show that heat moves from higher-temperature to lower-temperature environments. In large part, though, the old physics class credo does hold true. It may not have been too interesting at age 11, but its implications become far more important when we grow up, become homeowners … Continue reading Cold Basement, Warm Upstairs – WHY?!
The HVAC unit in your home is a vital piece of equipment that you depend upon throughout the year to stay warm or cool. Without proper AC maintenance, your HVAC system can encounter problems. Here are some steps you can take as a homeowner to ensure your AC unit functions properly. Outdoor AC Maintenance Start the self-maintenance process … Continue reading What maintenance can I perform myself on my air conditioner?