In our first article we discussed 7 ways to winterize your Vancouver Island home this winter. Now it?s time to consider the next 7 ways in this series.
No matter how much we want to pretend it isn?t, winter is just around the corner and yes, it?s time to get out the checklists to get your home ready for the blustery winter winds we all expect here on Vancouver Island. Likely you?ve heard that the Farmer?s Almanac is calling for one of the coldest winters on record here, so we should expect chilly rainstorms, and more than usual snow too
As heating bills continue to skyrocket, a growing number of homeowners are turning to more cost-efficient ways to heat their homes. When the time comes to replace your boiler, or you're simply fed up with the constant price hikes, energy efficiency should be your number-one priority. Solid-fuel heating systems have soared in popularity in recent years as a result, since they are vastly more cost-effective to run. However, overhauling your central heating system is not a project to take lightly, since the installation costs and labour required are often expensive and complicated.
What if we told you that you could heat and cool your home or office 24 hours a day with a free energy source that was located just below your feet? If that sounds too good to be true, let us introduce you to the wonders of Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs). How Geothermal Exchange Systems […]
While it may not feel like it quite yet, spring has officially arrived. That means it?s time to start thinking about the warm weather ahead, particularly if last year is any indication: The summer of 2015 was one of the warmest British Columbia has ever experienced, with several temperature records being smashed in the process. Following these five tips will give you piece of mind that your system is prepared for what?s to come.
Home furnaces are generally hidden away in a basement or utility closet so you may not be giving yours much thought. That is, of course, until they start to give off a strange smell. While some odours are completely normal, others are indications that there may be a problem with your furnace. Here are three […]
In-floor heating: it's been around since ancient times but, given modern advances, is seeing a explosion in popularity. For those who've experienced it, it's easy to understand why. So what's all the fuss about? Here are 5 reasons to love radiant in-floor heating: 1. Efficiency One of the biggest advantages of in-floor heating systems are […]
Spring might be the most popular time of year to give your home a facelift and a thorough clean, but preparing for the winter months is every bit as important. The muddy feet of guests and pets can quickly reduce the lifespan of your floor and have your home transform into a chaotic mess in […]
As we approach colder weather, our homes are often shut up a little bit tighter than they are in warmer summer weather. When we shut up our homes, we need to pay attention to the indoor air quality of the home, or it can cause us some real problems. Here?s what to look for.