The following newsletter, directed to WETT wood heating professionals, provides some very sound advice regarding snow loads and chimney bracing.
(NC) While most people associate allergy season with the warmer months, many don’t realize that allergy symptoms and triggers can be even more prevalent as the weather cools. Colder weather means more time spent indoors, and therefore increased exposed to the number one cause of allergies in the home: household dust.
(NC) Sooner or later, every furnace dies. Ideally, you don't want to wait for the unfixable breakdown to happen in the dead of winter before shopping for a replacement.
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.
The A-Z of housing terms from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
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.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.