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Do you Need to Humidify Your Home?

Humidity in the Home

The Importance of Proper Humidity Levels The advantages and reasons for using a humidifier in the winter months are not always obvious to homeowners. Maintaining proper humidity levels benefits your health, your comfort, your home’s efficiency and your investment. In Southwestern Ontario, we get a lot of cold damp days in the winter. Even on… Read more »

Why Do Annual Maintenance on Your Furnace?

Importance of Furnace Maintenance

  Annual Furnace Maintenance is Important Why is Annual Furnace Maintenance so Important? Furnace manufacturers and fuel suppliers (natural gas, propane, oil and electrical) all recommend annual furnace maintenance for your home comfort equipment. Many people wonder if this is really necessary, as equipment will often run for several years trouble free. There are several… Read more »

In Loving Memory

Jim and Mary Louise Hayter

Jim and Mary Louise Hayter Self-sacrifice is challenging for many of us, but for Jim and Mary Louise Hayter, it was part of their daily lives: in business, family and the wider community. Both Jim and Mary Louise grew up in Alvinston, Ontario, where they raised a family and built their HVAC business. The company,… Read more »

California Making Solar Panels Mandatory

Solar Panels to be Mandatory in California

Solar Panels to be Mandatory in CaliforniaCalifornia is making solar panels mandatory on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings by 2020. Exceptions include homes that are frequently in shade. This is the first time a state has initiated such a requirement. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by cutting energy use in… Read more »

Buying an Electric Car?

Solar Powered Chevy Volt

Why not go completely Green and power it with the Sun? Even an electric car has a carbon foot-print. When you plug your car in overnight, there is a power plant somewhere producing electricity to recharge your car. Most power plants in Ontario are nuclear, coal or natural gas. If you have solar panels installed… Read more »

What are VOC’s? What is IAQ?

vänEE Air Exchanger

You’ve probably come across the acronym VOC if you’ve purchased paint lately. Volatile organic compounds are a group of chemicals that contain carbon and hydrogen. VOCs have a negative impact on IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). VOCs leak into your home’s air from a variety of sources including: cigarette smoke air fresheners particle board in furniture… Read more »

Thermostats 101

Ecobee Home Kit

Imagine living in the early 19th century. Fall is here and you’ve turned on your furnace. There’s only one problem: your house keeps swinging from nippy to sweltering. And every time it goes too far in one direction, you have to patter down to the basement to adjust valves, dampers or the furnace itself. What… Read more »

Now Hiring

The Hayter Group | Now Hiring

The Hayter Group is growing and looking for career minded people. We currently have openings for labourers and licensed trades people. We are also offering apprenticeship opportunities. Interested applicants, please visit our careers page and fill out our online application form.

Geothermal-10 Myths

WaterFurnace

Geothermal (heating, air conditioning and hot water) provides comfortable heating and cooling for your home by using the below the surface temperature of the earth. Outdoor temperatures can fluctuate wildly from season to season. The temperature just 4 to 6 feet below the earth’s surface remains relatively constant throughout the year. A geothermal system utilizes… Read more »

Bring Your Kid To Work

Julia Redick - The Hayter Group

November 1 was ‘bring your kid to work day’ for area Grade 9 students. We had three students helping us out at The Hayter Group! Julia Redick attends Strathroy High School Anderson Trudgen attends Ridgetown High School Matt Hayter attends Petrolia High School Julia Redick helping her Dad out in the Sales Department. Anderson Trudgen… Read more »