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ENERGY STAR windows make a difference

Spring and summer are the times when we are most likely to take on home renovations. From the small to the large, these projects are always performed on with the intent of creating a better quality of living both in and outside of our homes. One of the bigger home renovation projects that can be […]

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Carbon Monoxide in the Summer

Carbon monoxide is a big issue for Canadians. We have some very intense winters here in the Great White North and as a result need to use indoor heating during the cold months. The largest amount of carbon monoxide poisonings happen during this time, mostly due to faults in a home’s furnace ventilation system. This […]

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Air Conditioning – How it gets cold

The hot weather is coming – we hope you have your air conditioner ready! These units generally sit in our side yards where we don’t worry about them. We leave them to chug away, keeping us in comfort; but have you ever wondered how they do that? Our planet has been using air conditioning in […]

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Life Hacks Vol. 5 – Self Hacks

As you know we have recently focused on life hacks to help you take care of your home, but what about taking care of you? There are some amazing life hacks out there that are focused specifically on making sure that you get the most out of your life health-wise. Here are 5 hacks that […]

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Air Conditioner Maintenance – Planner and Procrastinator

Today, we would like to start by telling you a little story: Not so long ago, on a quiet street lived two women: their names were Planner and Procrastinator. Planner made sure everything was always in order while Procrastinator repeatedly promised that the chores would get done later. One day, Procrastinator was out on a […]

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Respect your Right to a Home Inspection

Thinking of buying a new home? The process of buying (and selling) a home can be very stressful. Beyond actually finding a home you would like to call your own, there is also paperwork, realtor’s fees, mortgage brokers – and that’s just the legal side of things! So if you can cut out a step, […]

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LED and CFL bulbs – which should you buy?

The beginning of 2014 saw the phasing out of higher-wattage (75/100w) incandescent light bulbs and in just over a month our 40- and 60 watt friends will be riding off into the sunset. As stocks start to run out in stores we will have to start exploring new lighting options. Before we tackle these options, […]

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10 Hogg Tips on Removing Stuff from your Household Bricks!

Over the years your household brick walls will build up some unwarranted gunk and stains. Here are ten tips on removing the problem areas: Dingy Spots – Try applying spray-on oven cleaner: let sit 15 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush. Repeat, then rinse with water. Dirt – Hose off while scrubbing with a […]

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