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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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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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  Feeling a draft in the air? Drafts bring a chill indoors in the winter and allow heat to seep in during the summer. The air leaks that permit drafts have a significant impact on your energy bill, forcing your heating system to work harder to maintain your preferred indoor temperature level in the winter […] Read More

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  For many people, the holiday season can be a time of indulgence, which often leads to overspending on gifts and festive meals with family and friends. But the New Year brings with it the promise of a fresh start, and financially-themed promises are among the most popular resolutions made each year. One easy way […] Read More

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  It’s that time again, when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose and home energy costs begin tugging at your wallet. That’s why it seems like everyone is interested in learning how to save on energy costs during the holiday season. The good news is, there are several simple steps that can be taken, […] Read More

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By now, most homeowners have heard of programmable thermostats and the benefits they provide, but for those who haven’t yet upgraded, it’s good to know that you can still manage your energy usage effectively and potentially save money on your monthly utility bill. Here’s how:   Location, Location, Location The temperature readings on your manual […] Read More

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  Winter is just around the corner, meaning another season of serene snowfalls, holidays with loved ones, evenings spent getting cozy by the fireplace, and of course – expensive energy bills. While there are plenty of tips you can use to save on heating costs this winter, one of the most cost-effective things you can […] Read More

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  “Going green” has been a popular buzzword for the past couple of years, as businesses and households all over the world make changes to benefit the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. While living an eco-friendly lifestyle might sound like a massive undertaking, making gradual changes to your day-to-day routine can be quite simple, […] Read More

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    Home improvement is an ongoing process for most people. Whether your goal is to increase your family’s comfort in the short term, or to increase the resale value of your home in the long-term, there are ways to make upgrades that add energy-efficiency to your home and savings to your checkbook.   Here […] Read More

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