BSG Articles


What is a Building Envelope? Does it Affect Home Comfort?
Published on April 01, 2019

A home that successfully keeps you comfortable and protected from the elements could be said to have an effective building envelope. A building envelope is the entire protective shell that a home forms to keep its occupants safe and separated from the great outdoors.

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This Old Home: Home Insulation and Home Repair
Published on March 26, 2019

An old home comes with its quirks and charm, but it can also be a bit more difficult to do home repairs without the proper help. Whether you are looking to find your forever home, or if you are simply looking for an older home to flip, with input and assistance from a Registered Energy Advisor, you can make the entire process smooth, easy to understand, and non-invasive.

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How to Transform Your Home into an Energy Efficient Affordable Home
Published on March 18, 2019

There are a number of effective ways that a homeowner can improve their home’s energy efficiency,
helping to make their home with high operational costs transform into an affordable home. Not every
method for improving energy efficiency comes with a high price tag either - in fact many homes are able
to see significant energy efficiency improvements simply by having a few small and affordable changes
done to their building envelope.

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How Your Home’s Air Conditioner Affects Air Quality
Published on March 08, 2019

The air quality, energy efficiency, and overall comfort of your home is directly tied to how well insulated and air sealed it is. By having a well-sealed and properly insulated home, you may notice a significant difference in comfort and air quality over a leaky home with poor insulation. The HVAC system in your home is also important, as it plays a significant role in keeping a home comfortable and with a consistent supply of fresh air from both the air conditioner and the furnace.

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The Province’s HRRP Now Offers New Eligibility, New Territories, & New Incentives.

There’s great news for homeowners who are planning to do residential renovations or upgrades! The Ontario Government has significantly enhanced the province’s Home Reno Rebate Program. And the bottom line for homeowners - higher rebates! By doing renovations or upgrades that will improve a home’s energy efficiency, homeowners may be eligible for substantial rebates of up to $5,000 from Union Gas. Simply put, there are long-term payoffs with an energy efficient home.

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