What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Ontario have trusted Hy-Mark

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Ontario have trusted Hy-Mark

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How To Choose A Water Heater

February 1, 2017

Most people will only pick out a replacement water heater roughly every 10 years. Even if you’ve done it before, with technology changing and more options becoming available, you will have new things to consider if you are entering the market today. Let’s take a look at the determining factors and break down your options: Hot Water Delivery No one wants to run out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But with a traditional storage-tank water heater, that’s a possibility. These heaters can only heat what they can

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Does My Drinking Water Need Reverse Osmosis?

January 2, 2017

Reverse osmosis systems are great for people who want the cleanest, purest drinking water possible. A reverse osmosis (R.O.) reduces any harmful contaminants, as well as unwanted tastes and odours. But how do you know whether an R.O. is right for your situation? How They Work An R.O. works by using pressure to push water through a filter membrane. When water gets filtered through this main membrane, as well as through any additional filters added, impurities are trapped and flushed down the drain. This leaves the water coming from your tap purified and safe

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7 Holiday Activities Happening Locally Between Now and New Year’s

December 15, 2016

If you live in the Guelph, Cambridge or Kitchener-Waterloo area, here are some events this December for you and the family to get in the holiday spirit. Guelph Sparkles in the Park December 17th – 31st, nightly 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Riverside Park Take in the natural beauty of snow covered trees and fields lit up with twinkling lights and holiday displays. Fill up your thermos with hot cocoa and drive through at your own pace and stay toasty in your car while you gaze. Or,

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The Big List of Tips to Lower Your Heat Bill

November 21, 2016

In winter, the sound of the furnace working can sound a lot like money falling out of your pocket. Feel confident your heating system is working efficiently with these tips on preserving heat and spending less on your utilities bill. HEATING AND VENTILATION 1. Upgrade your thermostat Upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat that automatically lowers the temperature at night or when you’re away from home. And if you’ve heard it takes more energy to heat the house back up than you save by keeping the heat down – that’s

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How To Care For Your Gas Fireplace

October 28, 2016

A gas fireplace is certainly the low maintenance fireplace option for homeowners. While it’s easier and less messy to care for than a wood or pellet burning model, there are still upkeep tasks necessary to keep it burning efficiently and safely. You’ll need a professional to take care of some things, but there is still a lot you can do to look after your fireplace. Here are general practice and cleaning tips. Before Each Burning Season: Before touching the unit whatsoever, make sure it is cool and the power is

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5 Reasons The AquaTrip Is Our Favourite New Plumbing Innovation | Hy-Mark

September 28, 2016

It’s the coolest new home protection device you’ve never heard of. The AquaTrip is a programmable device that fits on to your water system to monitor water flow and shut off the water automatically if flow exceeds normal use. Consequently, the device minimizes damage in the event of a leak, cracked pipe, a faucet left running, a leaking toilet, or some other plumbing failure. The result can be you saving thousands of dollars in water damage costs. But there are other reasons we love it too. Here are the top 5 reasons the AquaTrip

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What are my rights when I cancel a water heater rental agreement

July 28, 2016

Illegal cancellation fees With so many options for better deals and more efficient water heaters these days, there are plenty of reasons why you might want to switch your tank and change providers. Unfortunately, some rental companies attempt to charge customers additional cancellation fees that they never warned you about, and you never agreed to. These fees can be unpredictable but can be in excess of $1,000. Many of these fees are illegal, and you are under no obligation to pay them. What’s more, you are not alone in facing this.

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How to Proof Your Home Against Seasonal Allergies

June 21, 2016

The sneezing. The itchy eyes and throat. The inflamed sinuses. They’re all familiar if you or someone you know has seasonal allergies, and it’s likely they are currently in full swing. If you are stuck avoiding the outdoors, you want your home to be a safe haven from respiratory trouble. Here’s what you can do to seal your home against outdoor irritants, as well as eliminate the indoor factors that aggravate allergy and other respiratory issues. Keep windows and doors closed as much

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