gas fireplace
Which type of fireplace gives off the most heat
The aesthetics and coziness of a fire help to alleviate some of the wintertime doldrums, but it’s the heat being emitted from the fireplace itself that can really help you and your family through those…
gas meter
Can I Paint My Rusting Gas Meter?
If you have just moved into a home or have been living in the same home for several years, and find that you have a rusting gas meter, it’s bound to raise alarm bells in…
living room colour
Should you block your basement vents to save money on AC?
Your heating and cooling systems consume a lot of electricity. In fact, they consume about 50 percent of the total electricity used in a regular home. Every homeowner wants to reduce their cooling costs during…
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Should I set my thermostat to ON or AUTO?
Every year there are a few blessed weeks or months in the spring and fall when your home doesn’t seem to need any heating or AC. But what about the other months – when you’ve got…
programming thermostat
Do I need to change my furnace filter in the summer?
When people think about furnaces, they automatically think about winter and rarely relate to furnace maintenance. Given the heat so far this season in Southern Ontario, most people may have even forgotten that they have…