Posts Categorized: News

What is Zuba Central?

Zuba Central Heat Pump

Zuba Central is a revolutionary alternative for heating and cooling your home. Many people know that to improve on the performance of a high-efficiency natural gas furnace, you can go to a geothermal heat pump. Geothermal systems are the most energy efficient way to heat and cool your home. Geothermal however, is not for everyone…. Read more »

Does it Pay to use a Programmable Thermostat?

It Pays to Use a Programmable Thermostat

You need to know how to use a programmable thermostat to your advantage. Most people are familiar with thermostats that can be programmed to adjust the temperature of your home at night when you are asleep, or during the day when you are at work. In the heating season, you can program down the temperature… Read more »

Solar Panels Increase Home Values

Solar Panels increase the value of your home.

When we are talking to people about solar panels, one of their first questions is: “What if I sell my house?”. A recent article by ‘Cost of Solar’ says studies in the United States are showing that buyers are paying a premium for homes with solar panels. Solar panels increase the value of your home…. Read more »

Heating the Workshop

Take a drive around South-Western Ontario to see the fall colours and you’ll also notice a lot of new buildings going up. Farmers are investing in their operations, building new barns, workshops and drive sheds. The increase in propane costs has lead to a lot of questions about how to heat these buildings more efficiently…. Read more »

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 »