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Don’t Cool the Outside with Air Leaks — Weatherize Your Home Right Now

If your Owen Sound home is leaking indoor air outside, you’re paying money to condition the outdoors. Everyone can agree that this is a pointless endeavor, but without proper air sealing, it’s

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Surge Protectors Work Wonders for Your Energy Savings: Learn How

Surge protectors are familiar to most of us, usually as power strips that we have our computers plugged into. Did you know, however, that whole-house surge protectors also can benefit

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Make Sure You Are Maintaining Your Heat Pump This Summer

Heat pumps are energy-efficient heating systems, but they also provide efficient cooling during the summer season when properly maintained. As you are writing your spring-cleaning checklist, remember to add maintenance for your

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Energy Star Urges Homeowners to Make Their Homes More Efficient

The Energy Star programme gives consumers a number of ideas on how to save energy in their homes when using heating and cooling systems. It’s important to follow guidelines such as

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Did You Pass on Your Furnace Inspection Last Fall? Schedule Now — and Don’t Forget the A/C

Your furnace works hard to keep your Owen Sound area home warm all winter long, and that’s why preventive maintenance in the fall is essential for keeping your system working

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Five Power Source Options for Heating Water: Which Is Best for You?

Did you know that water heating accounts for 17 percent of energy use in an average home and that over a 10-year period, you likely spend seven times more on

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Variable Speed Furnaces: Heating Comfort That Makes You Go ‘Ahhh’

If you’re thinking about purchasing a new furnace for your home, take a look at the benefits of variable speed furnaces. New variable speed features have made gas furnaces more energy

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Thinking About a Furnace Replacement? Think of These 3 Things First

As your furnace nears the end of its life, it’s prone to more frequent breakdowns and less efficient operation, both of which cost you money in terms of repairs and

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Your Gas Furnace Is Durable, but How Long Will It Last?

During the cold months in Canada, you can’t risk surprises when it comes to knowing the service life of your gas furnace. The average furnace lasts anywhere from 15 to

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Storage Tank Water Heaters: Why They Work Better Than Tankless for Some

Tankless water heaters get lots of attention these days, since they’re the main viable alternative to storage tank water heaters. Many homeowners here in the Owen Sound area have been considering making

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