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Ma maison
2012-05-24

What is a heat pump, how does it work and how much can I save on energy costs?

A heat pump is an apparatus that transfers heat from one location to another. The name is a little misleading since heat pumps allow you to not only heat your home but also cool and dehumidify your house during the hot summer months. In the winter, a heat pump transfers the outside hot air inside your home while in the summer, the inside hot air is transferred outside your home.


Trucs et conseils
2011-09-25

How is crude oil separated into different petroleum products?

Crude oil is responsible for creating many products that we use every day. Some of these products include gasoline, lubricants, fuel oil, propane and much more. To make different products, the crude oil must be brought to a refinery and separated into different components that are called fractions. The process for creating these fractions is called fractional.


Trucs et conseils
2011-09-07

What is the difference between synthetic and conventional motor oil?

Does synthetic oil really make a difference in an engine? What is the difference between synthetic oil and conventional oil? What is semi-synthetic oil? Which type of oil is best? Is synthetic oil worth the extra price? Many people ask themselves these questions. Let’s begin by briefly explaining why oil is needed in an engine. Motor oil must perform 4 main functions.


Trucs et conseils
2011-08-15

Where does Esso come from?

Standard Oil was formed by famous American John D. Rockefeller in 1870. To make a long story short, in 1911 the American government forced Standard Oil to separate in 34 companies because it was sustaining a monopoly. Two of these 34 company names were Jersey Standard and Socony (Standard Oil Company of New York). Jersey Standard eventually became Exxon and Socony became Mobil.


The daily PeP

Pepco is there to help optimize your energy use. This blog offers numerous tips to help with the day-to-day running of your heating system (heat pump, furnace or boiler), your air conditioning, your fuel use and your overall energy efficiency.


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