According to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) 49% of fires with loss that occurred in Ontario between 2012 and 2016 were in residential occupancies. Loss fires are fires that resulted in dollar loss, injury or fatality. With numbers this high, it makes good sense to fireproof your home. Here are … Continue reading How and Why You Should Fireproof Your Home
Another summer is upon us, and it’s time to get our ACs ready. But there are many different air conditioner myths out there. How do you sort the fact from the fiction? Central air was in more than 30% of homes in 2009, with that number believed to be much higher now. With so many … Continue reading Air Conditioning Facts and Myths
Of all the heating and cooling myths out there, the concept of closing vents to save energy in your home is one of the most common beliefs that is often debated. But does this theory hold any truth? Let’s separate fact from fiction and take a closer look at whether closing vents actually helps or … Continue reading Does Closing Vents Save Energy in Your Home?
Thermostat wars, where people sneakily reset the temperature, are a well-worn cliché, but many families do have one member that’s more temperature sensitive than the others. There’s a lot more to temperature sensitivity than preference, so how do you find a temperature that works for everyone? H2: What Makes Someone Temperature Sensitive? Age, height, weight, … Continue reading Thermostat Wars – Living with a Temperature Sensitive Person
Is natural gas environmentally friendly? What is considered a high efficiency furnace? These are just some of the questions you may be asking yourself when faced with the task of reducing your carbon footprint. Canada is the largest consumer of energy in the world and the second largest producer of greenhouse gases. In today’s day … Continue reading What is Considered a High Efficiency Furnace?
How do you keep pet dander and hair under control? Do furnace filters make a difference? Shedding is one of the least convenient parts of owning a cat, dog, or a gerbil. Most pets will spread their hair or fur all over your flooring and fabrics. Even hypoallergenic dogs and cats will still spread dander … Continue reading Air Quality Tips for Pet Owners
As the temperature continues to drop, you and your family will be spending more time cozying around your gas fireplace. And while it’s a great way to add ambiance and warmth, a gas fireplace can also be dangerous to eager children or excitable pets. In fact, government regulations came into effect to address this very … Continue reading Gas Fireplace Safety for Children & Pets
Why are my energy bills in London so expensive, and how can I save without sacrificing comfort this summer? Families in London have the same problem as families across Ontario. Keeping the house cool when the temperature gets above 30C can get expensive, so you do everything you can to avoid turning the AC on. … Continue reading Why Are My Energy Bills in London So Expensive? | How to Spend Less Cooling Your House with AC Maintenance
Strange noises coming from your AC Air conditioners are built to run quietly. Any out of the ordinary noises are cause for concern. Call a pro as soon as you notice any of the following noises coming from your AC and you might still avoid an expensive repair or replacement. Bubbling Banging Screaming Screeching Clicking … Continue reading Strange Noises Coming from Your Air Conditioner | Air Conditioner Maintenance or Repairs
The important spring cleaning tasks for your HVAC system Spring cleaning can become a long, annoying chain of tasks. And it feels longer than it is when all you want to do is get out and shake off the winter cobwebs. It’s easy to run out of steam when maintenance on the air conditioner, ducts … Continue reading Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System | Everything You Need to Stay Efficient