Renting Vs. Owning

There are valid arguments on both sides of the renting vs. owning debate. Both sides claim the other is a waste of money – buying means you may incur expensive repairs while renting is a never ending cycle of monthly payments and price increases. Either way, it is money out of your pocket. While renting […]

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Don’t row a boat in your basement

When it comes to protecting your home from water and sewer damage, responding to an issue after it happens can be messy, time consuming and costly. Instead, it is better to be proactive in predicting what issues could occur, because liquids will always follow the path of least resistance. Basement flooding from ground water If […]

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A What Furnace?

When buying a furnace, you can get presented with a lot of information, and a lot of words that seem to blend together. Your salesperson may say things like “High Efficient”, “AFUE”, “Condensing”, “ECM Motor”, “X-13 Motor”, “Modulating”, “Single Stage”, “Two Stage”, or “636 Certified”; and any combination of these can get confusing. High Efficient […]

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Venting the bathroom

Bathrooms are used for a multitude of reasons throughout the day, and special attention is given to this hot spot to ensure that germs are kept at bay. However, if your bathroom doesn’t have proper ventilation, your bathroom is a hotbed for mold, mildew and bacteria. Due to the usage of a bathroom, there is […]

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When to replace your hot water heater

Hot water is a luxury that has become a staple in our lives. But, what happens when your water heater quite unexpectedly? Will you be out of hot water long? Will you be ankle deep in hot water? There are often signs that your water heater is starting to fail. One of the key indicators […]

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What is a heat pump?

With the Ontario government’s leaked cap & trade proposal, heat pumps and geothermal received a little bit of attention. What is this home heating source that was possibly the goal for 2030 for new builds? A heat pump is a highly efficient piece of heating and cooling equipment that runs on electricity and utilizes the […]

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