Posts Categorized: News and Tips

CO Detectors Now Mandatory

CO Warning

As of April 15, 2015, CO Detectors (Carbon Monoxide Alarms) are required in all homes. This resulted from updates to the Ontario Fire Code. Carbon monoxide alarms will now be required near all sleeping areas in residential homes. They are also compulsory in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms… Read more »

$850 Million Solar Deal

As reported by Bloomberg Business: “Now Cook (Apple CEO) is putting his prodigious sums of money where his mouth is, proclaiming the “biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever,” an $850 million agreement to buy solar power from First Solar, the biggest U.S. developer of solar farms. The deal will supply enough electricity to power… Read more »

Heritage Home Renovation

The Hayter Group was involved in an extensive renovation of this London, Ontario heritage home. We installed an Uponor in-floor heating system, a Triangle Tube boiler, a Vanee ERV, Runtal heated towel racks and two Mitsubishi ductless splits. This house now features one of the most modern home comfort systems in London. It’s a very… Read more »

Hayter Group Shop Features Cutting Edge Technology

The Hayter Group’s main shop in Alvinston, Ontario is more than meets the eye. The shop has had a 48 panel microFIT solar array for a few years now. Like a lot of homeowners that we service, we are producing clean solar power and selling it back into the grid. We have now added an… Read more »

Do You Need to Humidify Your Home?

A few excerpts from our latest blog: The 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. Increasing humidity in the air will make your home feel warmer. Air that is 70°F… Read more »

Durham Ontario Solar Job

The Hayter Group installed 40 Hanwha Solar panels on this home in Durham, Ontario. This is a 10 kW system, which is the maximum allowed for the Ontario Government’s microFIT program. This homeowner will likely earn over $90,000 over the life of their 20 year microFIT contract. The system can be still producing power for… Read more »

Top US Companies Investing in Solar

A recent article at reports that the top 25 companies in the U.S. investing in solar projects on their buildings have now deployed 569 MW of capacity at 1,100 locations. That’s enough power for over half a million Ontario homes! There are more than double the number of commercial solar projects since 2012. It’s… Read more »

Sunny September Pays Off

Produce More Power Than You Use: A sunny month like we had in September 2014 produced a nice pay day for homeowners with roof-top solar panels. A Hayter Group customer in Cambridge, Ontario produced 40% more power than they consumed with their 7.5 kW system. The home consumed a total of 617kWh during the month…. Read more »

Heating the Workshop

A few excerpts from our latest blog: “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… Read more »

Broadway Solar Park

The Broadway Solar Park in Alvinston, Ontario was completed by The Hayter Group in 2010. The project is 50 kW, which is 5 times the size of a typical residential roof-top installation. The solar panels are mounted south-facing at a fixed angle on concrete footings. The system is completely maintenance free. Even in the winter… Read more »