microFIT On Site Roof Top Solar Assessment

South Facing Roof Around Mid-Morning

In our new series on determining if the Ontario Power Authority's (OPA) microFIT was financial viable within our personal risk tolerance for our house's roof, we detailed the OurPower online solar site assessment. This solar site assessment indicated we could anticipate, under normal amount of sun light for the Greater Toronto Area, about a 9 year financial payback (i.e, about 9 years for us to receive sufficient revenue under the microFIT program to pay for the entire estimated solar … [Read more...]

Home Foundation Wall Crack

Basement Bedroom

Yesterday I described the basement water leak which occurred two winters ago and my own trepidation and nervousness surrounding a basement leak renovation. During the intervening two years the water leak had not reoccurred; lucky for us, actually. Yet, it took all this time for me to finally locate what I thought was the cause. Remember, the area of the leak in our basement was finished, so I could not see the foundation wall from the inside to locate possible cracks through with the … [Read more...]

Quick Home Winterizing Tips

Outdoor Water Pipe Tap Open 1

Last weekend I went around the house and checked to see if I had remembered to do the various winterizing tasks before we started to get snow outside. So, I thought I would provide the list of items I did in advance of winter in case some of them apply to you and you have not yet done same. Here, I am not referring to energy conservation related home winterizing tips. This are simple home maintenance as well as some of which are money saving tasks which should be done to avoid potential … [Read more...]

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