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Why now is the perfect time to think about furnace maintenance   September. It’s that idyllic time of the year when the leaves are just starting to turn and the kids have all gone happily (or not) back to school. The summer sun is still warm on bare arms and sandal dressed feet, while the […] Read More

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How to tell if your cottage HVAC system needs to be replaced   Is your cottage A/C not keeping its cool the way it used to? Or are minor repairs no longer quite so minor? If either scenario rings true, then it might be time to consider replacing your existing HVAC system. Not only does […] Read More

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While individuals suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma or COPD, or other conditions such as high blood pressure need to be particularly careful during the summer months, the heat and humidity can also have an impact on those who have not been diagnosed with any particular conditions. Most of us have experienced some level […] Read More

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It seems as if it gets more and more expensive to maintain a cottage these days, especially when the cost of energy appears to be skyrocketing. So in order to keep your home away from home from costing you an arm and a leg, it’s essential to employ some cost-cutting measures. Here are a few […] Read More

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Is an on demand water heater a good idea for your cottage?   You’ve probably been hearing a lot about tankless or on demand water heaters lately. They’ve been touted as one of the best new options available to homeowners in a very long time. But what about cottagers? If you’ve been wondering if an […] Read More

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Canadian summers aren't nearly as long as most of us would like them to be, so when the warm weather finally arrives, it can be tempting to spend as much time as possible outside. However, do keep in mind that prolonged sun and heat exposure can put you at risk for things like heat exhaustion […] Read More

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Cooling your cottage with a ductless split air conditioner   If you’ve spent this past summer sweating through another sweltering season up at the cottage, you’ll be pleased to know that there is an affordable way to maintain your comfort –even in your home away from home.  Many cottagers try to keep cool with oscillating […] Read More

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Are you looking for some ideas and inspiration to help you host your next summertime soiree? Of course there’s nothing wrong with throwing a good old fashioned backyard BBQ, but sometimes you just want to change things up a bit. We’ve gathered a collection of some fun, fresh and easy ways to entertain a group. […] Read More

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Window condensation does more than restrict your outdoor view; if window sills and frames remain damp for long periods, mold and mildew are likely to develop while wooden sills and frames begin to deteriorate. Reducing your indoor humidity level is key to reducing moisture on windows. While there are a number of methods to help, […] Read More

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Is Water Heater Rental Right for You?   If your water heater has been giving you the cold shoulder, then you’re probably thinking about replacing it.  The question is, do you buy a new water heater or should you rent? You might be surprised to learn that this is one of the areas where renting […] Read More

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