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Small Business Energy-Saving Rebates

The Federal Government has announced a new program funded by the Carbon Tax to help small business become more energy efficient. The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) will provide refunds between 25% and 50% of the cost of new energy-saving equipment. Small and medium-sized businesses (i.e. restaurant owners, farmers, small retailers) will be able to… Read more »

Solar Energy Tax Incentives

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Global warming is real and the negative effects are already being felt around the world. The Canadian Federal government wants to accelerate the use of green energy to help contribute to the solution.The Federal Government’s Fall Economic Statement includes tax incentives for businesses that would like to invest in clean energy solutions. One way businesses… 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 »

Geothermal Heating Pays off for Local Chicken Farm

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In 2006, The Hayter Group was approached by a Lambton County, Ontario chicken farm looking to double the size of their operation. They were operating a 32,000 square foot barn that was heated by a radiant in-floor system and natural gas fired boilers. In Canada, the chicken you are serving for dinner was likely raised… Read more »

Is Geothermal a Viable Option for Anybody?

The Geothermal Advantage

I often hear from people that geothermal heating and cooling is not a practical choice for many people. Reasons cited are cost of installation and the misunderstanding that a large rural lot is required. Geothermal Explained:  Geothermal is a combination of two words. Geo means ‘of the earth’ and thermal is to ‘heat’. The earth… Read more »

Solar Energy Saves Water

Solar Energy Saves Water

Little Known Solar Energy Facts Did you know that up to 40% of all fresh water withdrawl in the United States is used producing electricity? Nuclear Energy and Coal Power Plants are the biggest water users. Natural Gas Power Plants also use large amounts of water. Solar and Wind Energy projects use virtually no fresh… Read more »

Maintaining Floor Drains

Maintain Floor Drains

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 »

Glorious Geothermal!

Geothermal Systems

A recent article in the Globe and Mail features two geothermal installations in Ontario. Some myths about installing geothermal systems in Canada are dispelled. Geothermal systems are shown to be a very effective, environmentally conscious way to heat and cool your home. A common misconception is that we are too far north to use geothermal…. Read more »

A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

Made in Ontario Enviroment Plan

The Ontario Government has Introduced a Made-in-Ontario Environment PlanThis plan will result in:- increased investment in Canada’s clean technology sector. – support for and continuing to uphold renewable energy-cost competitiveness in Ontario. – more jobs in the skilled trades. – increased investments in clean technology. – reduced emissions and energy bills.Solar Energy is a Critical… Read more »

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 »