Jon Eakes

On Radio

March 21, 2015
Topics: When to do spring hardscaping; Plumbing vent pi...
March 14, 2015
Topics: Dual energy rate; Smart meters causing fires wi...
March 7, 2015
Topics: Roof ice coming with these temperatures; Defros...

Jon On The Web

After over 30 years as a prime mover in the field of home renovation — from hosting the first national home renovation TV show in North America, to a diverse career in radio and TV broadcasting, to his industry-leading work with regulatory, corporate and government agencies — Jon Eakes is still most interested in spreading knowledge about ‘the important basics’ — the fine details (and sometimes extended discussion!) the other guys leave out. Jon helps homeowners and trains contractors. This site looks simple, but scratch the surface and you will find the most extensive home improvement encyclopedia on the web with a special emphasis on cold climate housing.  Want more about who is Jon Eakes?  Click here.

The latest in the Smart Meter, Cell Phone, WiFi debate

The implementation of Hydro Quebec's Smart Meter program has lead to a lot of citizen resistance and heated debates over complex scientific issues.  Basically the question is -- "Should society implement a Precautionary Principle with respect to this technology or continue to allow unrestrained use of wireless technologies." I would like to share with you why I believe that in the light of some recent research, the foundation of this debate has changed. read more....

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    Is a Dual Energy electrical rate program worthwhile?

    Many electrical utilities across the country offer a "Dual Energy" rate program. Before trying to decide if it is appropriate for your house, you should understand why the utilities have created this system. Peak demand control Electrical utilities have to be able to supply all the electricity...