Posts Categorized: News and Tips

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »