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  Invisible and odourless, it is little wonder that carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer. This deadly gas can be produced by a number of household appliances including gas ranges, fireplaces, furnaces and other sources. So it is absolutely imperative that safety measures are taken to protect yourself and your loved […] Read More

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The Energy Star ratings system was developed in the 1990s as a way for companies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants associated with energy consumption attributed to many standard household products such as appliances, electronics and HVAC systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set the standards and grants the rating when specific requirements […] Read More

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  Most people realize that placing houseplants around your home is a great way to add to its decor. What many don’t consider, however, are the health benefits of a few well-placed varieties. Their ability to filter out dangerous pollutants commonly found in your home’s air cannot be understated, especially for those with allergies or […] Read More

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The prevalence of door-to-door water heater sales is causing great concern among Canadian residents. With clipboard in hand, these “inspectors” show up unannounced, requesting to enter your home in order to assess the condition of your water heater. While some inspectors might work for legitimate companies, in some cases you need to protect yourself, your […] Read More

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  There is no better way to extend the life of your air conditioner than to schedule an annual tune up. That’s because having your system maintained by a qualified professional will help reduce wear and tear, alert you to any possible issues and will also ensure its efficiency …and an efficient air conditioner can […] Read More

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  If you have been researching HVAC systems, you have likely taken note of the different terms that are often used to describe the benefits of both heating and air conditioning units. Terms such as AFUE rating, HSPF rating, SEER rating, Energy Star rating, and MERV rating are usually found on HVAC product descriptions, but […] Read More

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There are a lot of different factors that go into turning a house (or condo, or apartment) into a comfortable home. It’s more than just a matter of aesthetics. While filling your home with beautiful things is certainly pleasing to the eye, it’s only a part of what makes a home comfortable. Rather, home comfort […] Read More

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  For a homeowner looking to make the best decision for his or her family, understanding the coverage afforded by a furnace and air conditioner protection plan is important. A good plan, exercised properly, can make a big difference as temperatures change. However, part of knowing the quality of a plan is understanding what a […] Read More

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  When it comes to creating a comfortable home, the most important thing to remember is that it has to be pleasing to all of your senses. Your home should feel comfortable, with help from an efficient, well-maintained heating and cooling system and cozy furnishings. It should smell comfortable –whether due to fragrance, freshly baked […] Read More

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  If you’re shopping around for a new air conditioning unit, the sheer volume of available choices just might have you scratching your head. However, don’t be intimidated. It’s easy to make your selection once you know a few details about the different types of air conditioners and some of the terminology often used to […] Read More

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