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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. The… Read more »

Do you Need to Humidify Your Home?

Humidity in the Home

The Importance of Proper Humidity LevelsThe 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 damp days,… 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 maintenance a… Read more »

In Loving Memory

Jim and Mary Louise Hayter

Jim and Mary Louise HayterSelf-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, established by… Read more »

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.