Where do we stand with solar?

Where do we stand with solar?

Scott Cooper of Merlyn Power gave an excellent presentation on solar panels at the Woolwich Memorial Centre on Sunda, February 10. He talked about needs, expectations, and mechanical aspects, and he was very patient with all our questions. Scott began by situating the...

Insulation – what kind to use?

by Jane Marie Mitchell   There are a number of types of insulation to choose from to slow and reduce heat transfer and ultimately reduce heating and cooling costs by an average of 15%. To make things difficult, there are many types of insulation.  They include...

Canadian heat pump mythbuster

You’ve heard the myths and rumours. Are heat pumps an untested technology? Are they not suited to the Canadian winter? Are they too expensive? What about the refrigerants they use? Efficiency Canada gives answers to these questions and many more on their...
Heat pumps — for renters?

Heat pumps — for renters?

Are heat pumps noisy? Do they work well in apartments? How much money do they really save tenants? Why should a landlord install a heat pump? What problems have people encountered? What if you don’t want a landlord to install a heat pump on your balcony? I mean,...