A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) brings fresh air into your home without losing heat. Properly maintained, an HRV can reduce energy costs and improve your indoor air quality.
(NC) Why are more and more Ontarians with electric heating turning to heat pumps? Because they are one of the most economical ways to heat and cool a home.
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."
Are you selling a house with a central air conditioning system?
(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.
When summer arrives many of us turn our thoughts toward keeping cool, and with that we should turn some of our attention toward attic ventilation. In addition to keeping us warm, and preventing condensation & mold during changeable weather, an adequately insulated and ventilated attic space will reduce the summer heat load in living spaces. A well ventilated attic will function much like a big shade tree!
The A-Z of housing terms from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Split-ductless air conditioning systems are gaining popularity in Canadian homes. Home-owners with hot water, electric baseboard or other radiant heating systems not employing air ducts, can enjoy summertime climate control as well. Ductless systems are also ideally suited to additions, where extension of existing ducts may be difficult or impractical.
The three most frequently asked questions about air exchangers
Urine damages condenser coils
Urine is acidic and will quickly damage your air conditioner, especially if the unit is running when your pet piddles on it. The fan will suck the urine through the coils and distribute it inside the cabinet, causing unseen damage.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.