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Home efficiency Review - How Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) Can Help You Save Big on Energy Bills

How Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) Can Help You Save Big on Energy Bills 

Posted on September 13, 2023
by Appleby Systems
As homes become more energy-efficient and airtight, fresh and healthy air circulation becomes crucial. Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) offer a game-changing solution, allowing homeowners to enjoy fresh air without compromising on heat and energy costs. Below, we've answered the top questions about HRVs to help you make an informed choice.  1. What Is a Heat […]
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Family At Home In Winter - Hybrid Heat Pump Heating: Don’t Sacrifice Comfort for Efficiency

Hybrid Heat Pump Heating: Don’t Sacrifice Comfort for Efficiency

Posted on August 10, 2023
by Appleby Systems
As the seasons shift and energy costs rise, homeowners are exploring more efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly heating solutions. Enter hybrid heating systems, a game-changer in home climate control that combines the efficiency of a heat pump with the reliability and power of a furnace.  Understanding Hybrid Heating Systems  A hybrid heating system integrates a […]
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Heat Pump - Ductless ACs vs Heat Pumps: Which One Should You Choose?

Ductless ACs vs Heat Pumps: Which One Should You Choose?

Posted on July 20, 2023
by Appleby Systems
Wondering what the difference is between ductless air conditioners and heat pumps? Here, we break down what they have in common, how they differ, and which one could be the right fit for you.   Similarities Between Ductless ACs and Heat Pumps   At their core, both ductless ACs and heat pumps share some key similarities. They're […]
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Two AC units beside each other - What is SEER2? Understanding the 2023 SEER Regulatory Changes

What is SEER2? Understanding the 2023 SEER Regulatory Changes

Posted on June 6, 2023
by Appleby Systems
This year, new regulations are set to reshape the HVAC industry in Canada. These changes bring more stringent testing standards and efficiency ratings, aiming to provide more accurate representations of field performance. One of the key terms you'll encounter in these new regulations is SEER2. Let's dive into what SEER2 means and how it impacts […]
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Heat Pump Outdoor Unit In Modern House - The Future of Heating and Cooling: Your Heat Pump Questions Answered

The Future of Heating and Cooling: Your Heat Pump Questions Answered

Posted on May 1, 2023
by Appleby Systems
Ready to upgrade your home heating and cooling system to a more sustainable and efficient solution? Consider switching to a heat pump! With the Canadian government offering incentives for homeowners to make the switch, now is a great time to upgrade your HVAC system. In this article, we'll answer some of the most common questions […]
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Ficus In A Pot On A Bright Windowsill - What is a heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system?  

What is a Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) System?  

Posted on April 5, 2023
by Appleby Systems
A Heat Recovery Ventilation System, or HRV, is a type of ventilation system that helps improve indoor air quality while reducing energy consumption. These systems are designed to regulate the amount of fresh air entering a building while also retaining the energy from the warm air that is being expelled. As a result, HRVs can […]
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Shot Of A Laundry Basket Filled With Freshly Dried Clothes - Which appliances use the most energy in your home?

Which Appliances Use The Most Energy In Your Home?   

Posted on March 6, 2023
by Appleby Systems
Home appliances may make life easier, but they can also drain energy—and your bank account. The appliances that tend to use the most energy are HVAC appliances like central air conditioning units, furnaces, and boilers, as well as your water heater, refrigerator, washer, and dryer.  Tips to Reduce Home Energy Consumption  If you're looking to […]
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How Do I Dispose of My Old Thermostat? 

Posted on February 13, 2023
by Appleby Systems
If you're looking to dispose of your old thermostat, you can easily do so through the Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP). This program recovers and recycles intact thermostats across Canada, ensuring that all components, especially mercury, are kept out of landfills and waterways. Simply look up an approved public drop-off location and bring your old thermostat […]
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Efficient and Eco-Friendly HVAC Systems

Your Guide to More Efficient and Eco-Friendly HVAC Systems

Posted on January 31, 2023
by Appleby Systems
As a homeowner, you may be looking for ways to reduce your home's carbon footprint and energy consumption. One of the most impactful ways to do this is by upgrading your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system.   In this guide, we will explore the best HVAC systems for a green home, ways to reduce […]
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Controlling Indoor Humidity

Controlling Indoor Humidity: A Complete Guide

Posted on December 1, 2022
by Appleby Systems
Effectively monitoring indoor humidity is crucial for the health and well-being of your building and its occupants. We know what you're thinking, "The health of my building?" That's right. Buildings get sick too! And it can cause significant problems for the owner and anyone who has to spend time inside its walls.  What kind of […]
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