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Is the sharp rise in energy costs reason enough to want to replace your heating system? The answer is no: there are many other factors to consider before deciding on a costly switch. There is a lot to be gained …

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Because it is in direct contact with the ground, your basement will always be somewhat cooler than the other floors of the house. But when hot, humid air makes its way to the basement, it tends to condense on the …

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  Did you know that you can knock 25 to 35% off your heating bill by replacing your furnace with an Energy Star approved high-efficiency heating system? Replacing your furnace and thermostat = appreciable savings! A new furnace can save …

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A pool or spa can be responsible for approximately 70% of your summer electricity bill. Adopting the right pool and spa products as well as good habits will help you save. Heat pump: the best water-heating option If you’re planning …

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During summer, intense heat can be difficult to tolerate, especially in urban areas. Air conditioning can thus be useful to make a more pleasant atmosphere in our homes, if it is used right. It’s therefore necessary to take certain precautions. …

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The sound level emitted by either appliance is indicated on its technical specifications sheet. Its internal and external components are measured in decibels (dB) and sound levels vary according to the appliance’s different parameters (power, quality of manufacturing, etc.). The …

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Breathing clean air at home is a guarantee of better health! In today’s modern houses, with their increasingly airtight envelopes, what can be done to ensure indoor air is continually refreshed? By venting stale, moist air to the outside and …

How often should the filters on your air exchanger be maintained? Read More »

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  You would like to cool your home but are hesitating between these two systems. Start by evaluating your heating needs! A central air conditioner will only cool your home while a heat pump will air condition your home in …

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Your heating system is the greediest household appliance when it comes to energy consumption. This system alone is responsible for an average of 60% of your annual energy bill. The initial reflex in trimming its appetite is usually to improve …

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  What should you be looking for before throwing your hard-earned money at a particular air conditioner rather than the model next to it on the shelf? It’s in your interest to find out before you start shopping – especially …

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If you usually keep your house closed up in the summer and keep your air conditioner and ventilation system operating, check the indoor RH in various rooms throughout your house with a calibrated hygrometer. If the relative humidity reads above …

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Think Energy Efficiency Heating accounts for roughly two-thirds of your household energy consumption. Since your thermostat regulates the temperature in your home, it should be perfectly adapted to your heating system. The thermostat allows you to save a considerable amount …

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  The installation of a ventilation system is a necessity for almost all homes. In order for the system to be adapted to the particular conditions and needs of each home, it must be installed by a competent ventilation professional …

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The heat pump is an electrical device that transfers heat from one place to another. A heat pump can serve as both a heating and air conditioning system. Some heat pumps can also provide hot water for your home. With …

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Forced air systems Warm air furnace The same, comfortable temperature for every room in your home. Forget about dry air, temperature extremes between rooms and waiting for a room to slowly warm up. These issues will soon be a thing …

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The Quebec Heating Oil Ossociation (ACM), in consultation with the Association Québécoise des indépendants du Pétrole and leading manufacturers of household tanks, designed a guide on the life expectancy of residential heating oil tanks. Since each tank is exposed to …

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1. Even in the case of a power outage The oil heating system guarantees that you will be heated even in the case of power outages. It can be restarted using a small generator that can be hooked up quite …

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To reduce your energy consumption and maximize the energy efficiency of your heating appliance, not to mention for your general safety as well as that of your family, it is your responsibility (and strongly recommended) to have a qualified technician …

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A thorough duct cleaning done by a professional duct cleaner will remove dust and debris—pet hair, paper clips, children’s toys and whatever else might collect down there. Ideally, the inside surface will be shiny and bright after cleaning. Duct cleaning …

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The Five Essentials of Healthy Housing The Healthy House is bright, open, energy efficient and welcoming. It can be new or renovated, in downtown or suburbia. Wherever you find it, the Healthy House is characterized by five key elements. 1. …

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