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Types of Insulation: Vol. 1

Fall is coming, and what better time to make sure your home is properly insulated? Checking, replacing or repairing your insulation is best done before it gets too cold outside so that you’re ready when the cold weather really sets in. So, what type of insulation should you use? This two- part series will give […]

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CO Series Pt. 4: A Carbon Monoxide free Home

“Part 4 of the carbon monoxide safety series, in concert with New Berlin Heating and AirWest Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.”A good offense is a great defense. Brought to you by Hogg Heating and Air Conditioning. It’s true in sports and it’s true in home maintenance. When it comes to carbon monoxide, though, it can […]

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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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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention – 5 Tips

According to the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs website, more than 50 people die each year of carbon monoxide poisoning in Canada. Hundreds more will be poisoned by this molecule. There are simple precautions that can be taken to minimize the chances of this happening to you or your family, and really, what is more […]

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Carbon Monoxide – Common Questions and Answers

WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE? Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odourless, colourless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane do not completely dissipate when burning. WHY IS CARBON MONOXIDE DANGEROUS? CO enters the body through breathing. CO poisoning is often confused with […]

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EnerGuide Homes: Part 3 of the EnerGuide Series

Welcome to part three of our EnerGuide series! Part one explained what EnerGuide was and why it was important to the average consumer. Part two explained how to properly read an EnerGuide label. Today we will talk about some of the whole home energy efficiency standards that are tied in with EnerGuide and Natural Resources […]

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How to read an EnerGuide Label: Part 2 of the EnerGuide Series

Whether you’re out shopping the season’s sales or buying for necessity’s sake, it is important to know that you are getting the most for your money. One way to do that is checking the efficiency rating on your new products. Part two of our EnerGuide series  is going to look at how to read an […]

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Mike Holmes: It’s time for your home’s head-to-toe pre-winter checkup!

Republish Reprint Mike Holmes, Special to National Post | October 29, 2014 9:54 AM ET More from Special to National Post Holmes Group: Have your furnace serviced now — waiting for a freezing cold day will be to late (and the repair people will be booked up). Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Comments More There’s the […]

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