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HEATING BOILERS - What you need to know

Hydronic boilers are used in generating heat for residential and industrial purposes. The hydronic boiler operates by way of heating water/fluid to a preset temperature and circulating that fluid throughout the building. The fluid can be heated by any means...gas, wood, fuel oil, etc., but I will limit this discussion to natural gas.

    

TYPES OF BOILERS

There are many type of boilers, but for this article, we will look at the three most common - Atmospheric boilers, high efficiency boilers, and condensing boilers.

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No bottom in sight

No bottom in sight for Calgary housing market as prices drop 3.51% from a year earlier

Even realtors in Calgary are suggesting picking the bottom of the housing market is getting tougher and tougher in the oilpatch.

The Calgary Real Estate Board said Friday that its benchmark house price dropped 0.49 per cent from February and is now at $442,800. Prices were 3.51 per cent lower from a year ago.

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Ontario - $7 billion on climate change plan

The Ontario government will spend more than $7-billion over four years on a sweeping climate change plan that will affect every aspect of life – from what people drive to how they heat their homes and workplaces – in a bid to slash the province’s carbon footprint.


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Ontario will begin phasing out natural gas for heating, provide incentives to retrofit buildings and give rebates to drivers who buy electric vehicles. It will also require that gasoline sold in the province contain less carbon, bring in building code rules requiring all new homes by 2030 to be heated with electricity or geothermal systems, and set a target for 12 per cent of all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2025.

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