Posts Tagged: Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Hybrid Heating Installation

Todd Smith - Energy Minister

Ontario Energy Minister visits Hayter Group Installation Todd Smith, the Ontario Energy Minister recently visited a Hybrid Heating installation in London. The Napoleon Heat Pump installed by They Hayter Group will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30%! The energy minister also tweeted a short video. Earlier this year, I toured the @LondonHydro &… Read more »

Gas Heating Bans

Heat Pump Installation

Source: CBC News January 30, 2022 The City of Vancouver and The Province of Quebec recently banned certain kinds of fossil fuel-based heating in new home construction. Bans are happening around the world, from Norway to New York City. The goal is to cut CO2 emissions from buildings by replacing fossil fuel burning with electric… Read more »

Solar Incentive

Solar - up to $5,000 in Grants

Start Producing Your Own Electricity A new solar array will produce green energy for the next 25 plus years. You can produce your own power for about the same cost as you pay today. The advantage is that your rates won’t increase over time. A grant up to $5,000 is available through the Canada Greener… Read more »

Reducing Natural Gas Useage

Solar Powered Chevy Volt

The Move to Net Zero A recent article in the Toronto Star summarizes strategies that Ontario is following to reduce the use of natural gas. Natural gas is currently used to generate some of the province’s electricity. “While natural gas only supplies seven per cent of the electricity Ontario consumes, it plays a critical role… Read more »

EV Charger and Solar Inverter

Solar Edge | EV Charger and Inverter

World’s First 2-in-1 EV Charger and Solar Inverter The SolarEdge Electric Vehicle (EV) charging single phase inverter gives homeowners the ability to charge electric vehicles up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger. By installing an EV charger that is integrated with an inverter, no additional dedicated circuit breaker is needed, saving… Read more »

Heat Pump Grants

Heat Pumps | up to $5,000 Grant

ENERGY STAR – Air Source Heat Pumps Ductless or ducted electrical air sourced heat pumps have been steadily growing in popularity. Ductless mini-splits have been especially popular for rooms that are hard to cool, because they are on the second floor or have been added to the home. Cold climate heat pumps can also be… Read more »

Geothermal Rebates and Grants

Geothermal - up to $5,000 in Grants

Best Time to Invest The best time to invest in the most environmentally friendly home comfort system is today! Take advantage of Federal Government grants from the  Canada Greener Homes Program. Geothermal is the most cost effective way to heat and cool your home. WaterFurnace units provide superior comfort with precise, even temperatures eliminating cold… Read more »

Carbon Pricing is Constitutional

Gas Pump | Carbon Tax

Filling Up is going to be More Expensive The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the carbon pricing law is constitutional. The ruling states that because climate change causes harm beyond provincial boundaries, it is a matter of national concern. The ruling states that additional fees for fuel are valid regulatory charges and not… Read more »

Carbon Tax

Natural Gas

Federal Carbon Charge The federal government has had a carbon pricing program in Ontario since 2019. Carbon charges are applied to all fossil fuels you use, including Natural Gas, Propane and Home Heating Oil. The charge gradually increases every year on April 1. Natural Gas Carbon Tax: April 1, 20193.91¢ per cubic metreApril 1, 20205.87¢… Read more »

Electricity is the Future of Home Heating

Home heating makes up a significant portion of the greenhouse gases produced in Ontario. Approximatley 70% of households are heated by burning fossil fuels (natural gas, propane or oil). Natural Gas is a cleaner burning fuel than oil. However; it’s not just burning Natural Gas that’s bad for the environment. Natural Gas that leaks from… Read more »