Category: Heating & Furnaces

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Average Costs Of Keeping Your Home Warm

Oh Canada! While there are many advantages to being a small, nordic country, one disadvantage is the constant battle to keep heat inside and cold outside of one’s home. The majority of Canadian homes are heated by furnaces with the exception of Quebec, where the majority of homeowners use electric, baseboard...

/ November 24, 2016
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Tis The Season To Get The Fireplace You Want And Need

As we descend into the short days of winter, thoughts turn to creating cozy spaces in the home. The Danish call it Hygge. Hygge cannot be translated as a word, rather it is a feeling. It’s the feeling you get when you spend a winter evening at a friends place, laughing, eating,...

/ November 14, 2016
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Home Insulation: Don’t DIY, Hire a Pro

There are many benefits of good home insulation: It will lower your heating and air conditioning costs, minimize temperature fluctuations, prevent mould growth, buffer outside noise and reduce your home’s environmental impact. Although you may be tempted to DIY, hiring an insulation professional will payoff in how they assess your home upfront...

/ November 10, 2016
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Home Heating Systems – Which is Best for You?

Winter is just around the corner … is your home heating system up to the task? When selecting an appropriate home heating system, either for a new home or as a replacement, it helps to have a basic understanding of the different types of systems, their efficiency ratings and long-term...

/ November 7, 2016
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Duct Cleaning: What to Know Before you Hire

Duct cleaning is not a DIY project. It requires specialized equipment, including a high-powered industrial vacuum that takes the debris out of your home into a truck. Our Home Renovation Survival Guide offers helpful tips on how to select the right company for the job.  These include reading homeowner reviews,...

/ October 24, 2016
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October HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

These futuristic tech prizes will keep you & your home warm, tidy and delicious! Gold Star Reviewers have a better than 1 in 50 chance to win! In October we will continue on with our monthly theme of awarding our amazing users prizes that make everyone in our office jealously walk by...

/ October 3, 2016
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Heating Your Home Using Smartphone Technology

Technology is quickly becoming so integrated into our lives that it’s difficult to remember the days when our homes were heated by coal furnaces. Today, most urban homes in Canada rely upon easy-to-access natural gas to heat our homes. To make modern life even easier, sophisticated heating systems include smartphone technology...

/ September 30, 2016
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Ask the Experts – Duct Cleaning

  Even though we hate to admit it, summer is coming to an end and fall will be here sooner than we know it. As the colder weather arrives, many homeowners will be turning up the heat but if your house has dirty ducts you may be heating up a...

/ August 29, 2016
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July HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

Minimize your cleaning time (and maximize your leaning time) with these useful prizes! It takes just three reviews to become a HomeStars Star Reviewer and qualify! We’ve put a lot of focus on prizes to help you get back into the yard this summer, but what happens once you’ve worn...

/ July 4, 2016
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Best Of Awards – British Columbia HVAC Specialists

It always happens. Your air conditioning breaks down on the hottest day of the year. You and your family go to THAT storage room in the basement on a hunt for fans. No fans, so you run to the nearest hardware store. No fans, all sold out because of the heat wave....

/ April 16, 2016