When you’re involved in the purchase or sale of a home, whether you are a Realtor, homeowner or purchaser you may already own, or you may encounter something referred to as a "combination heating system."
Freezing rain is defined as rain kept at below-freezing temperatures by the surrounding air, which subsequently freezes on contact with things like roofs, trees and roads.
The Ontario Building Code (OBC) stipulates a minimum vertical clearance of 750mm (30 inches) from a cooktop to combustible materials such as framing, finishes and cabinetry, unless protected by a non-combustible surface (eg: sheet metal, a metal range hood, etc.)
Q: What’s the big hoopla about PEX plumbing?
A: In most cases, it’s much ado about nothing.
SOLID MASONRY VS BRICK VENEER
While this issue is not at the centre of the unity debate, we in Ontario should realize that Canadians in the rest of this country think we're a little nuts because of our fixation with brick houses. Our theory is that people in Ontario were raised on stories like the "Three Little Pigs". We want a house that nobody can huff and puff and blow down.
Are you selling a house with a central air conditioning system?
Many homeowners unwittingly suffer with poor indoor air quality, and the health issues that come with it. You can’t control Mother Nature or air pollution, but you can improve your indoor air quality by not inviting or concentrating allergens and pollutants inside your home.
(NC) - If you are considering heating and cooling options for your home or are looking for ways to reduce your energy bills, you could consider a heat pump.
“We dig a hole in the ground, we call it a well - and we wish water would go into it. We dig another hole in the ground, almost as deep and much wider - we call it a basement, and we wish water wouldn’t go into it.”
More and more frequently insurance companies are refusing to insure homes with 60 amp services, knob and tube wiring, and in some cases, even aluminum wiring. Does this mean these types of components or systems are categorically dangerous?
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.