Home Energy Reminders As We Enter Spring

Home Energy Reminders As We Enter Spring

Now that warmer weather is trying to make its presence more permanent, there’s plenty you can do to reduce your energy bills. And turning off the heat is a great start! You have plenty of other opportunities to re-evaluate your usage of energy at home. Find out how.

Energy Efficiency for Older Homes

Energy Efficiency for Older Homes

It’s worth it to hire a professional energy auditor to conduct a comprehensive home energy assessment – especially now when there are rebates not just on energy related renovations but also on the energy assessment itself.

December is Home Tips Month: Exterior

December is Home Tips Month: Exterior

During this busy month of hospitality, it is important to ensure that the exterior looks beautiful, sure, but year round it is important to take measures to conserve the exterior of your home, including steps that will help you to conserve energy.

December is Home Tips Month: Plumbing

December is Home Tips Month: Plumbing

During the busy and social month of December, it is especially important to make sure that your home doesn’t suffer from any plumbing issue. Imagine your frustration, or even embarrassment, to run into major plumbing issues when you have a house full of guests.

December is Home Tips Month: Electricity

December is Home Tips Month: Electricity

Electricity plays such an integral role in our lives year round – but during this season we would venture to say it becomes even more important. In fact, many people wouldn’t imagine life, nor the holiday season, without electricity.

December is Home Tips Month: Roofing

December is Home Tips Month: Roofing

December is a busy month. An array of activities and obligations fill this season and that’s why we, here at BuyWise, are not going to hold you up with long and deep articles. Instead, December will be all about quick tips for areas of your home.

A Note on Repairs

A Note on Repairs

Whether it is the garage door, pipes, or an appliance, when it’s time for a repair or renovation you may be tempted to do it yourself. At first glance, do it yourself repair appears to save you money and time. While it might be the case in certain instances, it is always better and prudent to hire a professional.

Condos and Townhouses – What You Need to Know

Condos and Townhouses – What You Need to Know

The easiest way of understanding the concept of condo responsibility and ownership is to view it as an apartment that’s owned. Ownership usually extends inward from the ceilings, floors, and walls. It’s highly important for any condominium or townhouse buyer to have a clear idea of what will not or what will be covered.

Reminders as we Enter the Cooler Season

Reminders as we Enter the Cooler Season

Many Canadians enter the fall season by enjoying the crisp air and putting on sweaters and light jackets after a hot summer. But this is often short lived as memories from winters past start to set in, knowing we can never fully deny the inevitable.

Home Energy Audit: why wait?

Home Energy Audit: why wait?

The Ontario government recently announced a rebate program for home energy assessments and qualifying renovations. With up to $5,000 up for grabs, it’s a great time to consider an energy assessment! Some incentives for renovations is the opportunity to receive $1,000 with the upgrade of your heating system.

Why Get a Home Energy Audit?

Why Get a Home Energy Audit?

Most of us know that owning a home is a huge commitment. From the initial buying process to caring for it over the years, it can be a labour of love, but also a major investment of both time and money. Just like any investment, it needs to start off on the right foot, and be occasionally checked up on over time.

Home Energy Assessments: The long and the short of it

Home Energy Assessments: The long and the short of it

So you’ve decided to get a home energy assessment. Or have you? Maybe you want to see if you can save money on your electric bill, or maybe you just want to improve your carbon footprint. Regardless of the reason, you’re considering taking the step, let’s talk about the benefits of an energy assessment.

How to Choose the Right Company for your Energy Audit

How to Choose the Right Company for your Energy Audit

So you’ve taken the first step and decided to get an energy audit. It could be for many reasons, but the most important thing is that you’ve decided to get it done. Now that you’ve taken that step, you’re looking at numerous companies, everyone coming at you using a unique angle or marketing ploy.