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The short Canadian summer is here and while we may be tempted to soak up all the sun we can, it’s important to protect our skin while we bask, play, and relax.   If you’re planning to go outside, try to limit the time you spend outside from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the […] Read More

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An air conditioner is a major purchase so it makes sense to do research before you buy. A free in-home consultation can also provide insight to help inform your decision.   Natural Resources Canada explains a number of factors affecting the operating cost of an air conditioner:   geographical location of the house variance of […] Read More

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Many Canadians have central air conditioners installed in their homes. Many large apartment buildings and commercial buildings also use central air. Before you get central air for the first time or have a new central air unit installed, it’s helpful to know how the installation works, and some things to consider. Professional cooling contractors should […] Read More

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Many Canadians have central air conditioning in their home, but not everyone understands how it works. Here’s a summary of how central air works and why some Canadians choose to install it in their homes. Unlike a standalone unit, such as a portable or window air conditioner, central air conditioning is a cooling system that […] Read More

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While air conditioner repair may seem easy, and watching an air conditioner technician perform one or two annual maintenance checks may seem like all the education you need, there are some serious reasons why performing air conditioner maintenance is best left to professionals who spend their lives mastering these systems. If this basic idea, or […] Read More

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  As we migrate from spring and into summer, there are a few housekeeping items you can do that will ensure a smooth transition in and around your home. If you have a car and especially if you use it daily, you’d be surprised how much dust and other debris can accumulate over time. Having […] Read More

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Everyone likes to keep cool and comfortable when the temperatures soar. That said, the trick is to balance comfort with savings as there are costs associated with keeping your home at the perfect temperature. Aside from the most well-known ways to reduce air conditioning costs and stay cool, there are some other surprising methods you […] Read More

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Summer comes in bits and pieces, a hot day here, some dazzling sunlight there, until we finally stop wearing socks and trust that it’s here to stay! While opening the windows and soaking up a fresh breeze as it moves through the house is a nice feeling, it can impact indoor air quality. Here are […] Read More

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For some people, we start our property journey renting homes, condos or apartments where utilities are included. In this case, the landlord includes the cost of heating and cooling in the cost of the rent. When you purchase your first home and in some rentals, utilities will not be included. This is your first foray […] Read More

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According to Statistics Canada, half of all Canadian households use natural gas to heat their homes. For homeowners, it is important to remember that the price of energy—especially natural gas—fluctuates  just the way gas prices go up and down at the pump. But with the combination of numbers and figures, understanding the charges on your bill can be a […] Read More

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