Size Matters… when it comes to heat pumps!

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Bigger isn’t always better in the world of heat pumps. Many consumers assume that a bigger heat pump is better for their home. This couldn’t be further from the truth – and can be a costly mistake. If you go too big, it is nothing but trouble. It all has to do with the science behind the units. When a heat pump initial kicks on, it runs hard to cool or heat the outer air to your set indoor temperature….

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Sun Worshiping in Nova Scotia

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The Nova Scotia government is launching a new program this summer aimed to support SOLAR POWER! If you’ve been considering a solar system for your home – now is the time to start planning. Nova Scotia gets a lot of sun – especially in the summer months. South-facing solar panels can collect plenty of energy and either store it for later use, feed it back to the grid, or heat your air or water. Here are a few common solar…

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Is a Heat Pump Right for Me?

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One of the most popular home renovations nowadays is an energy efficient heat pump installation. These units can be much more efficient than oil, gas or electrical heating systems, and work wonderfully in our Maritime climate. People are flocking to install them – but buyer beware – when used improperly, or when the wrong unit is installed for the space required, they can be problematic. Always ensure a professional installs your unit, who has taken in to account all factors…

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Light up your deck or patio with LEDs!

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Have you always wanted to install lighting on your patio or deck? Well now is the time! With LEDs becoming more inexpensive and prevalent all the time, it’s a great time to add flare to your outdoor spaces. LEDs come in a wide variety of patio-friendly forms. They are often low-voltage or even solar powered, so you won’t notice much difference on your utility bills once installed. And they create a modern, artistic feel that accentuates your existing wood or…

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Summer Electrical Tips for Kids

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Now that the days are getting warmer, soom our kids will be outside tearing around the yard, woods, lakes, pools and beyond. Parents should share a few basic electrical safety tips with their children, to ensure a happy and safe summer. Here’s a basic checklist of things to cover with your kids. Summer Electrical Safetys Tip for Children Be aware of the power lines around you, and always assume the wires are live. Never, ever touch a power line. Not…

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The Top 12 No-Hassle Ways to Save Electricity at Home

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The easiest way to save on your electrical bill is to get smart with how you use electricity. Make the smart choices below, and save up to $500 a year on your power bill! Turn off the lights – if you’re not using them, shut them off and save. Use natural lighting – South-facing windows provide especially great illumination throughout the day. Use lamps and task-lighting – If you’ve got lamps, track lighting or under-counter lighting, use it over the…

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Top 8 Reasons to Switch To LED Lighting at Home

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The evolution of lighting has taken another giant leap forward with the introduction of LED bulbs. This old technology has been made new and effective recently with advances in technology. You may notice even the city has been upgrading and replacing streetlights with new, modern LED lights – something they never did with CFLs. If you’re home is still running CFLs or even incandescent bulbs – you’re living in the past! An expensive, inefficient past at that. Now is the…

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Run Underground Power to a Shed

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Spring is in the air, and with it comes spring cleaning and spring projects! Many of which require electricity. Perhaps you want to setup a woodshop in your shed, or put a power post in your yard to plug in that whipper snipper. Today we’ll discuss properly running electrical power to your shed, or to a power post in your yard using rigid conduit lines. So throw away that extension cord (that you’ve mowed over several times) – and let’s…

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Spring Electrical Tips

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Well, it seems spring has finally sprung here in beautiful Nova Scotia! The snow is shifting to rain – and I even saw a handful of motorcycles out and about over the weekend. Now that the wet season is upon us, here’s a few tips to stay safe as you start digging out the weed wacker and other electrical gizmos. Keep electrical equipment and cords away from water – Avoid shock or electrocution by always keeping electricity and water as…

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Wave Power – Tidal Power’s little underfunded brother..

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With the controversy surrounding the big tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy, perhaps we as a province should look into Ocean Wave Power. Waves are a clean and renewable sources of energy with an astonishing potential for generating electricity. Unlike solar and wind, which are only available about 50% of the time – ocean waves can be harnessed about 90% of the day. If properly funded, explored and exploited, the steady waves of the ocean could meet roughly half…

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