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How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

According to a 2002 report published by the Ontario Lung Association, a survey showed the public believed “indoor air pollution was a relatively minor problem compared to outdoor air pollution.” However, with many people now spending more than 90% of...

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Furnace & AC Extended Warranties: Buyer beware

Over the past 10 years or so, the cost of new furnaces and air conditioners has been steadily rising due to increasing energy efficiency standards. As a result, homeowners have become more interested in extended warranties in order to protect...

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How to clean an electronic air cleaner (with video)

According to a 1999 CMHC study, electronic air cleaners can do a very good job of cleaning the air in a home. However, a more recent CMHC study shows that regular cleaning of these filters is necessary to maintain their performance. Our...

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Hot Water Tank Reviews/ Ratings: Which brand is best?

When buying a new hot water tank, one of the main questions homeowners ask is “which brand is the best?” Unfortunately, no major consumer publication  (such as Consumer Reports) or surveying organization (such as JD Power)  conducts brand reliability surveys....

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Air Source vs. Geothermal Heat Pumps: Comparing efficiencies

Notice: Undefined index: file in /home/x4obwo122mgm/public_html/wp-includes/media.php on line 1500 It used to be considered “common knowledge” that geothermal (or ground source) heat pumps are a lot more efficient than air source heat pumps.  During the winter,  temperatures are a lot...

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Lennox Vs. Trane Vs. Carrier Heat Pumps: Which brand is best?

The major heat pump manufacturers all make lines of heat pumps with comparable specifications. The specifications for HSPF (heating efficiency),  SEER (cooling efficiency), noise levels, and warranty duration are very similar when comparing models within each class. This is probably...

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Gas Furnace Reviews / Ratings: How do different brands compare?

When looking for a new car or appliances, reliability ratings for all major makes and models can easily be obtained from major consumer publications. Unfortunately, reliability data is not available for individual furnace models. However, Consumer Reports has conducted surveys...

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In Floor Heating: The Pros And Cons

Which is better: In floor radiant heating or a forced air furnace? We are often asked this question by people looking to buy a new home. Each of them has its own pros and cons. In floor heating Forced air...

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Tankless Water Heater Reviews / Ratings: Which Brand Is Best?

When buying items such as home appliances, homeowners often look to publications such as Consumer’s Reports for guidance. Unfortunately, none of the major consumer publications (such as Consumer Reports or Consumer Guide) have reviewed or conducted reliability testing on tankless...

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Heat Pump Prices: Heat Pump Installation Cost In Vancouver

Here are some ballpark prices for installing an air source heat pump in Vancouver BC. Basic heat pump added to existing furnace: $5000-$6000Premium heat pump added to existing furnace: $7500-$9000Basic heat pump with basic variable speed high efficiency furnace: $10,000 (A heat pump...

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Furnace Prices: Gas Furnace Installation Cost In Vancouver

Here are some ballpark prices for installing a gas furnace in Vancouver BC: Basic 90-93% efficient furnace, budget installation: $400095% efficient two-stage furnace: $480095% efficient variable speed furnace:  $530095-98% efficient variable capacity furnace: $5800 (These ballpark prices were last updated...

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Electronic Air Cleaners: How effective are they?

When electronic air cleaners (EACs) started to become popular about 15 years ago, they were hailed as a highly effective and economical way to clean indoor air. However, more recently, they have been criticized for their production of ozone (a...

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How to unclog a bathtub drain

Use a plunger A plunger can only create strong suction when it is filled with water, not air. Add a couple inches of water to the bathtub so that the drain is filled with water and also make sure the...

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FortisBC $200 Energy Star Hot Water Tank Rebate

When you install an Energy Star hot water tank before, FortisBC will give you a $200 rebate. Energy Star hot water tanks have Energy Factors of 0.67 or above. This means that at least 67% of the heat generated ends...

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How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

According to a 2002 report published by the Ontario Lung Association, a survey showed the public believed “indoor air pollution was a relatively minor problem compared to outdoor air pollution.” However, with many people now spending more than 90% of...

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