Home Heating: Dear Liza, there’s a Hole in the Bucket!

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…

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Is your House Making your Family Ill? Check Your Indoor Air Quality

It’s a fact: indoor air quality can affect our health. Many respiratory problems and headaches can be traced to a sick house. In temperate climates, where windows and doors are left open constantly, this isn’t a serious concern. But in cold climates like Canada’s, where we have become experts at sealing our houses airtight to…

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Fixing a Drippy Window Mount Air Conditioner

Today, central air conditioning is common in most modern homes. – But in urban centres, we often still see the drippy window units. Why do they drip? Why are they so noisy? They are supposed to drip as humidity leaves the building! The reason air conditioners drip is because they work in part by extracting…

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Are You Ready To Throw Out Your Furnace?

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…

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