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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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Get More Out of Your Heat Pump This Winter When You Set It at the Right Balance Point

Heats pumps are able to provide heating at efficiencies that are impossible for other conventional methods to achieve. However, they are not without their downsides. Luckily, many of these downsides

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Duct Leaks in Your Owen Sound Home: 2 Ways They’re Costing You

Ductwork may be out of sight, but it shouldn’t be out of mind. Issues with residential ductwork are common and can cause significant issues in a home. One of the most

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Replace or Repair Your Water Heater? 3 Deciding Factors

Water heaters are perhaps the most forgotten appliance in your home – until something goes wrong. Then, you have two choices: replace or repair. How do you decide which is

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