What Thermal Imaging can do for Energy Efficiency in your home.

Thermal Imaging is used for a variety of purposes. The basic process is using a camera capable of seeing IR(Infra Red) spectrum of light. In the simplest example above, I’ve used a handheld Thermal camera capable of 60 x 60 thermal pixel resolution, and it provide a slightly higher visual resolution so you see a […]

Why we converted our Natural Gas water heater to a tankless Electric on-demand

Why should we put in more efficient appliances? There’s a lot of talk about reducing fossil fuel use, lowering our carbon footprint, and being more efficient by using common sense and renewable energies. Canada is a fossil fuel rich country, and one of the largest exporters of fossil fuels, the last I checked, we were […]

How a Smart Thermostat can help you: Save Energy, Improve Comfort and Save the Planet

The Smart Thermostat is not new, This technology has been around for decades, but more recent connected devices add a few more features that really add up to making things better. Overview We started with Thermostats that you could program different temperatures at different times of the day or week, then added in features like […]

Electric Heat 120/240v, how to use a 24vac Smart Thermostat on these systems, and should I?

(edited Oct 15, 2017) The Smart thermostat has evolved in the recent years to allow for control and management over the internet, and between devices using wireless short range communications, like bluetooth. These newer Smart thermostats have a combination of sensors to enable advanced features. There’s lots of great reviews on the current products on […]