Posts Categorized: News

California Making Solar Panels Mandatory

Solar Panels to be Mandatory in California

California 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 new homes by over 50%. At… 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 on… 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 smokeair freshenersparticle board in furniture and cabinetspaint and varnishesgluegasoline… 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 »

Renting Home Comfort Equipment

Napoleon Furnace and Air Conditioner for rent

Many South-Western Ontario home owners rent their water heater. An increasing number of companies are also offering to rent you a furnace or an air conditioner. Home owners are sometimes talked into renting a new furnace or air conditioner to avoid an expensive repair bill.There are problems with renting home comfort equipment, that people do… 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

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 »

First Place Float

The Hayter Group - Parade Float

The Hayter Group float, commemorating Canada’s 150th Birthday, at the recent Alvinston Fair Parade featured a 4 man brass band and kids handing out candy as well.