Furnace

by Ivan Mose A couple of weeks after last Christmas I received a phone call from a young man who told me he had a terrible smell in his apartment and could I come over as soon as possible and take a look. I am a building inspector so smells usually mean drains, mouldy basements and the odd rat or two. A little questioning and I started to build a case. Last summer Dany, his wife Lauren and baby moved into...

Are you excited to get your January heating bill? Those of you who insulated, caulked and plugged the obvious holes might very well be excited to see the resulting savings. But the rest of us are groaning and ready to put on another sweater to keep the costs down. Letting the heat escape from your home is the equivalent of transporting water with a hole in the bucket: your heating payments are literally dribbling "out the window." But finding the holes in your home can be...

Are you ready to throw out your furnace? Are you worried about soaring energy costs? Frustrated by the feeble excuses from the government and the oil companies? If you heat your home with oil, your burning question is probably "Should we get rid of our oil furnace?" The answer is yes, and no. Upgrading your system may be the answer. It will increase your comfort, and save you a lot of hard earned cash You can reduce your heating bill by making some of...