Peter Buttrick Articles

Increase In Extreme Cold Events Posing New Challenges for Energy Utilities

While it’s intuitive to link the warming of the planet with hotter and longer heatwaves, longer droughts, more wildfires, and heavier rain, the link is less obvious when it comes to an increase in extreme cold events across North America, particularly in areas that...

Small Gas Leak Uncovers $7,000 Gas Line Repair

Kingwood, Texas, resident George R. thought it would be smart to invest in a generator for his home after some extreme weather in recent years. The installation team planned to use a branch off of the gas fuel line that ran from his house to his pool heater. But when...

HomeServe Reflects on a Year of Protecting Homeowners and Supporting Communities 

Looking back at 2023, HomeServe has much to celebrate. In addition to marking our 20th year in business, HomeServe has added over 100 new utility and municipal partners. We look forward to working with them to protect homeowners, promote local economic growth, bolster...

Chilly Shower Leads to Widow’s Hot Water Heater Repair

Jackie B. of Edmonton, Alberta started her morning on a sunny day in April the way she usually does – jumping into the shower. But something quickly went wrong – on this day, the water stayed icy cold, no matter how long Jackie waited for it to warm up. Upon further...