Posts Categorized: News and Tips

Solar with Battery Backup

Solar Array - The Hayter Group

This solar array was installed by The Hayter Group for a client near St. Thomas, Ontario. The system features state of the art Sol-Ark hybrid inverters and a battery backup system by Fortress Solutions. Sol-Ark Inverter Solar arrays produce DC (direct current power). An inverter converts the energy produced by your solar panels to AC… 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 »

Alvinston Pro Rodeo

The Hayter Group was a Diamond Sponsor for this year’s Alvinston Pro Rodeo. This year’s rodeo took place at the Brooke-Alvinston Fairgrounds on June 17th, 18th and 19th. The Brooke-Alvinston Watford Fair board was inspired by two local rodeo world champions, Tyler Foster and Rod Weese. Tyler Foster recently won the title of International Professional… Read more »

Hybrid Heating Installation

Todd Smith - Energy Minister

Ontario Energy Minister visits Hayter Group Installation Todd Smith, the Ontario Energy Minister recently visited a Hybrid Heating installation in London. The Napoleon Heat Pump installed by They Hayter Group will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30%! The energy minister also tweeted a short video. Earlier this year, I toured the @LondonHydro &… Read more »

Gas Heating Bans

Heat Pump Installation

Source: CBC News January 30, 2022 The City of Vancouver and The Province of Quebec recently banned certain kinds of fossil fuel-based heating in new home construction. Bans are happening around the world, from Norway to New York City. The goal is to cut CO2 emissions from buildings by replacing fossil fuel burning with electric… Read more »

In Memory – Bruce Durance

Bruce Durance

The Hayter Group extends our deepest condolences to the family of Bruce Durance. Bruce passed away on March 16, 2022. Bruce is well known to The Hayter Group’s staff, customers and suppliers. Bruce worked in solar and geothermal sales. In recent years, Bruce was our ‘IT’ guy. Bruce will be missed by The Hayter Group… Read more »

Maintaining Floor Drains

Floor Drain Inspection

Most homeowners would not realize that basement floor drains are critical for their heating and cooling equipment. Maintaining floor drains is essential. They are also there to protect your investment if unexpected water enters into your basement. What is the Purpose of a Floor Drain? Modern furnaces and air conditioners all have condensate drain lines…. 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?”.  An article by ‘Cost of Solar’ says studies in the United States are showing that buyers are paying a premium for homes with solar panels. Quote from article: “The study, which analyzed about 22,000… Read more »

5 Benefits of Having a Maintenance Agreement

Furnace Technician | Maintenance Agreements

Most people go into a panic when things go wrong with equipment at home. One way to reduce the panic and keep your house in order is to have a maintenance agreement with a professional company. For a fixed monthly or annual fee, a professional will keep your equipment in top working order. Here are… 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 »