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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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Changing your habits can really pay off! If you lower your thermostat setting by 1 degree Celsius for the whole winter, you could knock 5% off your yearly heating expenses. Do you really need to keep the temperature as high …

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Inadequate ventilation inevitably generates excess humidity caused by showers, baths and cooking. Excess humidity inside the home can cause many problems such as condensation on the windows, the premature deterioration of the home and the proliferation of mold which is …

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Air leaks and cold drafts account for up to 25% of a home’s heat loss. If a detached home has air leaks and drafts, it’s like leaving a window open 5 cm for the entire winter. Fortunately, caulking is a …

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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 …

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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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Ventilation allows you to keep the interior of your home comfortable and maintain good indoor air quality. It also contributes to the health of the home’s occupants. What is the purpose of a mechanical ventilation system? A mechanical ventilation system …

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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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  When is the best time to buy an air conditioner? Like many other things, the best time to buy is during the off-season. Contractors will have more time to spend with you to consider your particular needs and to …

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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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Easy ways to save energy : Install a shower head that will let you use 1/3 less hot water. Check the thermal insulation of the house including the weather stripping of doors and windows. Use a programmable thermostat that lowers …

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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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