Most people know their water heater is an essential household appliance, but do you know that it typically accounts for 15-20% of your energy bill expenses?
When you use hot water in your home, some goes unused and then has to be reheated due to a process called "standby heat loss". This can account for up to 20% of your water heating costs in colder weather.
Going without a water heater entirely isn't practical, but there are definitely ways you can ration your use to conserve energy and keep some extra money in your pocket. Give these tips a try.
A family generally spends one-third of their annual cooling and heating budget on air that enters the house through leaks, cracks, and gaps. This is often ignored by homeowners. Do you know how much money your home is wasting in a year?
Sealing air leaks is a very cost-effective way to conserve energy. Drafts and leaks are most common in attics and basements, but there are a few extra details to take note of when draftproofing. Here are some you can follow along with at home.
There's been an age-long debate about whether to keep central heating systems on all the time, or only when you need them. In this post, we aim to guide you towards making sure your Vancouver Island home consumes less energy.
Winter is here! But don’t get too excited about heading out to build a snowman (or play in the puddles). First, know that winter also brings about a long list of plumbing issues, including gas leaks. Our Saanich plumbers can confirm this. For one, gas meters can get damaged by extreme temperatures, shifting ground, fallen trees or debris, and more. It's best to remember these top gas safety tips year round, but they're especially important come winter.
Natural gas is a utility that is preferred by many homeowners. It's used not only for cooking, but for home heating systems, many kinds of fireplaces, and even appliances such as dryers.
However, as with any energy source, gas bills tend to increase come wintertime. In detached homes, residents are billed according to the portion of natural gas they consume. But what happens in multi-tenant residences that share a gas source? How can tenants be sure that they're being billed correctly for their use?
When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and your energy costs down, reliable heating and cooling service is paramount. You want to make sure that you have the best system for your type of home and lifestyle, while ensure that it stays in good repair for as long as possible. Make sure you know how to choose the best HVAC service for your needs.