Posts Categorized: News and Tips

Carbon Tax

Natural Gas

Federal Carbon Charge The federal government has had a carbon pricing program in Ontario since 2019. Carbon charges are applied to all fossil fuels you use, including Natural Gas, Propane and Home Heating Oil. The charge gradually increases every year on April 1. Natural Gas Carbon Tax: April 1, 20193.91¢ per cubic metreApril 1, 20205.87¢… Read more »

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Cleaner, Safer Indoor Air COVID-19 The Coronavirus Pandemic has homeowners looking for ways to make their home as safe as possible. COVID-19 is and airborne virus that can continue circulating in your home’s air for extended periods of time. If you home has ductwork for forced air heating and cooling, there are several solutions for… Read more »

Kineto Theatre

3rd Quarter 2020 Give Back Winner The Kineto Theatre in Forest, Ontario is Ontario’s longest continually running theatre. It’s almost the longest running theatre in North America. The Kiwanis Club of Forest is undertaking a significant expansion and capital renovation of the historic Kineto Theatre in downtown Forest. You can learn more about the project… Read more »

Why Do Annual Maintenance on Your Furnace?

Importance of Furnace Maintenance

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 important reasons that make annual furnace… Read more »

Refuge Chatham Giving Back Winner

Refuge Chatham - Giving Back Winner

Derek from The Hayter Group presented $1,000 to the Refuge Pregnancy Centre in Chatham. You can find out more about Refuge on their website. Every quarter, The Hayter Group donates $1,000 to a deserving local organization. Refuge Chatham received the most votes during the second quarter of 2020. To vote or learn more about our… Read more »

Ductless Splits

How a Ductless System Works

More and more homeowners and businesses are using Ductless Splits for cooling. They are very common in Europe and many Canadians are not familiar with them. A Ductless Split consists of a wall-mounted unit in your home. It’s usually mounted near the ceiling on the second floor. You also have an outdoor condenser, which can… Read more »

Flu Season and Humidity

Flu Season - Humidity

Flu Season In Ontario flu season normally runs from late Fall to early Spring. We spend more time indoors with family and friends and that leads to more disease transmission. Anybody can get the flu, but some groups are more likely to have serious complications: Babies Children under 5 Seniors People with underlying health conditions… Read more »

Coronavirus

The Hayter Group is open to continue servicing our customer’s needs. We have taken steps to protect both our employees and customers. If a Hayter Group employee shows signs of sickness, we send them home and ask them to self-quarantine. If someone is sick in your home or is self-quarantined, please advise us before we… Read more »

Electricity is the Future of Home Heating

Home heating makes up a significant portion of the greenhouse gases produced in Ontario. Approximatley 70% of households are heated by burning fossil fuels (natural gas, propane or oil). Natural Gas is a cleaner burning fuel than oil. However; it’s not just burning Natural Gas that’s bad for the environment. Natural Gas that leaks from… Read more »