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  • The river is rising – preparing for a flood: OVERVIEW

    This article is about stopping water outside the house, then if necessary, controlling the situation as your basement floods.  For some very interesting water alarms, covering both plumbing and overland water,see Stopping Plumbing Floods.   SANDBAGGING The first line of defense is sandbaggin...
  • Dividing available energy from your electrical panel

      YEARS AGO -- CHEATING A CLOTHES DRYER ONTO AN ELECTRICAL STOVE OUTLET TODAY - ADDING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER TO A FULLY LOADED BREAKER BOARD THE HISTORY Several years ago there existed in Canada a lot of homes with 60amp electrical mains panels. As electrical appliances became more and ...
  • REDUCING, NOT BANNING, FOSSIL FUELS IN HOME HEATING IN QUEBEC

    There is a general social consensus that we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that includes emissions from using fossil fuels in home heating.  But how to do that is becoming a confusing and potentially expensive question for thousands of homeowners.   THE MAGIC WAND OF LEGISLATION Some...
  • The 3-FLEX CONTROLLER -- getting the most out of every central heating system

    If you are looking at changing or upgrading your heating system – read this article.  It may introduce you to things you have never heard about and can certainly save you a lot of money while improving the comfort of your home.   BANNING OIL HEATING If you are concerned about the move to ban h...
  • Quebec Residential Electrical Rates and Subsidies

    Saving money on residential heating in 2021 – a look at the financial side.   Electrical Rate Structure summary:  Hydro Québec is developing various incentives for people to reduce their electrical use during peak periods in the winter.  Lowering the peaks in the demand for electricity allows f...
  • Roof De-Icing Cables and Leaf Guards

    When placing de-icing cables on a roof which has leaf guards on the rain gutters the layout of the cables need to be modified from traditional installations because the small holes in the leaf guards freeze over very quickly.  Best practice for standard cable installation is to have the cables l...
  • Banning residential heating with OIL is now law in Québec

    November 2021:  There has been a lot of media coverage this week about the Town of Mount Royal and then the Quebec government slamming the door shut on oil heating – throwing thousands of homeowners into an expensive panic.  It basically boils down to not being allowed to repair an existing oil ...