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Quick Tips to Save on Your Water Heating Tag: natural gas

Rinnai RUC 98 Tankless Water Heater. Photo David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures.ca.

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.

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Should You Keep Your Central Heating On All The Time? Tag: natural gas

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.

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Top Gas Safety Tips to Remember During Winter Tag: natural gas

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.

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Helpful Emergency Plumbing Tips for Every Home Tag: natural gas

A certified plumber explaining a kitchen sink repair to a homeowner.

The first step to becoming a responsible homeowner is having a good understanding of basic plumbing tips. Plumbing systems might need emergency service at any time. Imagine discovering a heavy leak in your water line early in the morning, or a flooded bathroom late at night!

There are plumbing companies in Langford & Colwood that offer emergency solutions, but it's also good for you to know the basics. Once an issue is no longer manageable, you can get in touch with a Westshore plumbing service to handle the situation.

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How Natural Gas Submetering Can Save Money Tag: natural gas

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?

Gas submetering is the answer.

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Finding Leaks With Electronic Leak Detection Tag: natural gas

Finding a leak in hidden underground water lines can be a challenge for plumbers. Luckily electronic leak detection has become a tried-and-true method of discovering hidden leaks, using devices that detect the sound waves made by leaking water. This makes it easier for plumbing professionals to pinpoint the problem without disrupting the surrounding environment.

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Getting Reliable Heating & Cooling Service Tag: natural gas

Jeff Fogarty, the HVAC equipment specialist for the Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection Repair Team at Tyndall Air Force Base

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.

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