Ottawa Blog by the Experts

How to Protect Your Home Against Spring Flooding in Ottawa

How to Protect Your Home Against Spring Flooding in Ottawa Ottawa and its surrounding areas are no stranger to the challenges posed by spring flooding. As the snow melts, the Rideau River and Ottawa River take on the melted water and often overflow. Leaving many unhappy homeowners to clean up their wet basements, throw out […]

Do I Need an Air Purifier?

Do I Need an Air Purifier? Many of us find ourselves spending more time in our homes, especially in the past few years as working remotely has become commonplace. This shift has brought a heightened awareness to the quality of the air we breathe day in and day out. In this blog post, we delve […]

How to Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes

How to Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes The winter chill is biting harder than ever, with temperatures set to plummet below -10℃ this next week. As the cold intensifies, so do the potential problems for your home including frozen pipes. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of valuable tips to help you navigate these chilly […]

Last Chance to Save $7,100 on a Heat Pump!

Important Update! This blog post is now out of date. Major changes are being made to the Canada Greener Homes Initiative in 2024. For the most up to date information click the button below.  LEARN MORE The Greener Homes Grant, introduced by Natural Resources Canada, has been a game-changer for Canadian homeowners. Offering up to […]

Should You Rent Or Buy Your Water Heater?

Highlights Pros and Cons: Rent, Buy or Finance Why a Sales Person Pushing Rental as the Only Option is a Red Flag How to Break Free from a Water Heater Contract in 3 easy steps Having access to hot water is a crucial part of most of our daily routines and access to clean running […]

Why you should install a backwater valve in Ottawa

Why you should install a backwater valve in Ottawa In Ottawa, we’re lucky to have so much access to water and green space! There’s nothing better than kayaking down the Rideau River, biking the path beside the Rideau Canal or taking a boat tour down the Ottawa River. Unfortunately, this proximity to water also brings […]

The 4 Types of Generators All Ottawa Homeowners Should Know

4 Types of Generators Ottawa Homeowners Should Know Power outages are generally caused by extreme weather such as lightning, ice storms or strong winds, all of which will be familiar to any Ottawa homeowner. For the cautious among us, occasional blackouts are reason enough to invest in a generator, but for some households, especially those […]

New Energy Efficiency Ratings Explained

As of January 1st, 2023, the Government of Canada has changed the way energy efficiency standards for HVAC systems are measured, and increased the minimum allowable standard in the process. These air conditioner and heat pump energy efficiency requirements will help Ottawa homeowners save energy and money. Moving forward, when evaluating new HVAC systems, the […]

To Rent or Buy? Top 5 Considerations

In order to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter there are few things more essential than a reliable HVAC system. Depending on where you live in the Ottawa and surrounding area will likely influence your HVAC equipment choice. For example, in rural areas such as Greely, Constance Bay, and Dunrobin, where […]