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Keeping your home comfortable during the winter months can be an expensive task if you don’t make the proper preparations before the worst of the weather hits. The following tips can help get your home ready for winter and reduce home heating costs and energy usage.   Have your HVAC system serviced: Make an appointment […] Read More

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The extreme weather patterns as of late means that most of us are keeping our homes closed up for much of the year. In most parts of Canada temperatures are at times close to 30 degrees in the summer, yet winter’s arctic weather systems bring extremely cold conditions - bringing a whole new meaning to […] Read More

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What Are Air Exchangers And How Do They Work?   As the name denotes, air exchangers are used to exchange stale indoor air for the fresh air outside. You can think of it as a more efficient means of opening a window. In an effort to remain as energy efficient as possible, over the past […] Read More

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Maintaining indoor air quality is a constant struggle, especially in cold weather. Your furnace starts up, the windows stay sealed shut, and doors are only open long enough to step quickly through before they’re closed. Consequently, the concentration of toxins rises in interior spaces. Luckily, houseplants are an effective tool to automatically clean some of […] Read More

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Transitioning Your Home From Summer to Fall   Cozy up to the upcoming season by transitioning your home from summer to fall readiness. While most of us enjoy the warmer weather that summer brings, it’s autumn that wears the title of favourite season for many Canadians. That’s likely due to the feeling of comfort that […] Read More

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No matter where you spend your time, whether it’s a house, apartment or an office, you should be concerned about the quality of the air in your indoor environment. Poor indoor air quality is capable of causing an array of health problems including asthma, infections, nasal congestion, fatigue, nausea, chronic lung diseases and even lung […] Read More

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How to make the most of your outdoor living space   The cozy autumn months will be upon us before you know it, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to abandon your outdoor living space. In fact, for many people, this is the perfect time to experience your own personal slice of the great […] 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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