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It’s no secret that electricity rates in Ontario are rising and natural gas bills have increased from the newly rolled out cap and trade program. For home and business owners in Ontario, winter is expensive and unavoidable.

With a few do-it-yourself techniques and energy-efficient upgrades, you can help ease those climbing heating bills and get the most out of your heating equipment.

  • Check your furnace’s air filter on a monthly basis. If it’s dirty, change it – it’s as simple as that. Changing your furnace filter can improve the efficiency of your heating equipment up to 15%.
  • Install caulking and weather-stripping around your doors, windows, and exterior wall electrical outlets to keep the cold air out and hot air in. You can find coupons at saveonenergy.ca
  • Is your attic properly insulated? There should be at least 16 inches of insulation to properly block hot air from leaving your home.
  • Add a secondary heating source such as a wood burning or natural gas fire place. It’s a higher up-front cost to purchase and install, but they pay off in the long run, not to mention add ambiance to your space. Why pay to heat the whole house if you spend most of your time in the same room?
  • Hire a licensed HVAC technician to professionally inspect, clean, and service your furnace each year. Preventative maintenance is the best way to extend the life of your furnace and avoid paying for emergency service after waking up in the cold without heat. Doyle’s licensed technician will give your furnace a thorough, 21-point safety inspection, including checking for hazardous carbon monoxide.

If you would like to learn more about heating solutions, contact our licensed technicians through the form below or call 1-877-706-2621.

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Peterborough area:
Bethany, Buckhorn, Lakefield, Norwood, Havelock, Douro, Apsley, Millbrook, Bridgenorth, Selwyn, Trent Lakes, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Youngs Point.

Kawartha Lakes:
Bobcaygeon, Bolsover, Burnt River, Cambray, Cameron, Coboconk, Dalrymple, Downeyville, Dunsford, Fenelon Falls, Janetville, Kinmount, Kirkfield, Lindsay, Little Britain, Norland, Oakwood, Omemee, Pontypool, Rosedale, Victoria Road, Woodville.

Northumberland County:
Cobourg, Port Hope, Trent Hills, Brighton, Cramahe, Alnwick/Haldmand, Campbellford, Warkworth, Hastings, Bewdley, Centreton, Camborne, Campbellcroft.

Haliburton County:
Haliburton, Minden, Wilberforce, Gooderham, Irondale, Cardiff, West Guilford, Eagle Lake, Fort Irwin, Dysart at al.

Durham Region:
Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Clarington, Orono, Newcastle, Uxbridge, Scugog, Brock, Bowmanville, Port Perry, Courtice, Beaverton, Sunderland.

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