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ecoEnergy Savings Still Possible

The energy audit program ended in Ontario over a year ago but it’s important to remember that a good portion of its job was to help newer energy efficient technologies get a foothold in an inefficient market. Case and Point Tankless water heaters – A relatively new technology that can provide all of your homes [...]

A New Furnace Can Save You Money This Winter

Some of the remnants of the ecoEnergy program are the efficiency increases companies focused on to access grants and rebates for their customers. How can this help? Well furnace and heating companies had to move their focus into high efficiency systems which enabled access to grants and rebates of up to $790.   This sparked [...]

Can I Preform My Own Upgrades And Still Receive Government Rebates?

Some retrofits that qualify for ecoEnergy rebates are easy, if I preform these upgrades can I still apply for the grants? You sure can! If you’re handy and feel you can preform the upgrades, then by all means.  When the energy advisor returns he needs to ensure that any upgrades were installed properly and that [...]

Energy Audits and Log Homes

There is a possibility that the era of iconic Canadian log homes is coming to an end with modern building codes. The Canadian government is pushing for greater efficiency standards and this puts log homes right in the sights.  A log home is literally built with logs and this just cant compete with new synthetic [...]

End of Audit Program Leaves Ontario Feeling “Cold”

The end of the energy audit program  in Ontario feels a little like the Government is leaving us in the Cold. The Energy Audit program has been running for nearly three years now and has cost 209 million dollars, but it has helped more than 158,000 homes reduce there energy demands.  With the Liberals new [...]

EnBridge Natural Gas Offering Home Energy Audits?

Eco Energy audits are not just preformed in Ontario or even Canada, they analyze homes throughout the world. We stumbled on an interesting story from Ohio news the other day regarding residents and their natural gas company (Columbia).  Apparently their local gas company is supplying home audit to any resident that would like to fully [...]

Ice Damming

Ice Damming up on you Roof? If you get that overhanging ice and snow buildup on your roof that looks similar to this picture… Here is your problem and how to go about fixing it. Ice damming is caused from a number of things: – too much insulation – not enough insulation – improper or [...]

Cold Weather

September is here already and it wont be long until the winter snows start flying. If your like me you hate wasting money but love snow and cant wait for winter…  I cant help you with your cold temperature preference but I can help you save money.  An energy audit will help you determine your [...]

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