Energy costs will vary depending upon how you heat your home, the age of your home and whether your older home's insulation, windows and mechanical systems have been upgraded.
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."
Q: What’s the big hoopla about PEX plumbing?
A: In most cases, it’s much ado about nothing.
(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.
Home heating costs have doubled over the past ten years, now representing 70% of the energy spent in Canadian homes. No one can predict how high fuel costs will go, however we can be certain of one thing - the costs will go up. It's anyone's guess which fuel might be the better bargain in ten or twenty years, so it's tough to shop for a heating system today without wondering if you've made the right decision.
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The fuel used to heat your new home is a personal choice, so don't hesitate to request exactly what you want from your heating or building contractor.
(NC) Some homeowners just don't seem to get it! They expect their heating systems to keep chugging along, year after year, with little or no maintenance. Then they complain when their 20-year-old furnace breaks down which usually happens in middle of winter... largely because things things don't tend to break down when you're not using them!
Keeping your feet warm is the key to comfort, which is one reason why homeowners are increasingly turning to hydronic radiant heating systems over conventional methods.
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Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.