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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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Having an energy efficient home is not only helping the environment; it can save you money and increase your comfort. An Energy Star home advisor can assess your home and help you to make it as efficient as possible.   What is Energy Star?   The Energy Star program was an American designed program to […] Read More

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If there’s one thing nearly all Canadians love to talk about, it’ the weather. That’s because, here, when it’s cold it is COLD and when it’s hot… look out! From Halifax to Hamilton and Winnipeg to White Rock, when the temperature starts climbing, Canadians from coast to coast do anything they can to keep cool […] Read More

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After a long hard winter, most of us can’t wait for spring to arrive. Unfortunately as soon as the spring flowers begin to appear so does the pollen, and pollen can bring about spring allergies. A recent study has revealed that 20-25% of Canadians suffer from what is commonly known as “hay fever”. Officially known […] Read More

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Wet and cold weather spells can bring on undesirable and hazardous conditions. Many people do whatever it takes to stay comfortable and safe during the winter months, and while there are many effective actions you can take to cope with the cold weather, not all of them are considered eco-friendly.   It seems as though […] Read More

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The winter weather predictions are in and although the consensus is that this winter will be milder than the Ontario average, which includes periods of -30°C, it may not be anything like the snowless winter we had last year. As the snow begins to sweep through the province – likely later this month – it […] Read More

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and with just over six weeks to go, it will be here before we know it. To help you prepare for the holiday season, we have put together a two-part series that will get you organized so you can enjoy the festivities. As retailers are busy making […] Read More

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Keeping your heating costs down this winter doesn't have to involve a great deal of work or money. In most regions throughout Canada, heating during the cold months accounts for your home’s highest energy bills throughout the year, so anything you can do to lower these bills will leave more money in your pocket. Here […] Read More

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Ceiling fans are great for keeping cool in the summer. But did you know that ceiling fans are also designed to keep you warm in the winter? This fact, which many people don’t know about or simply overlook, can keep your home more comfortable during the winter months and reduce your utilities bill. Ceiling fans […] Read More

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The week of October 15–21, 2012 is Waste Reduction Week (WRW) in Canada. Founded in 2001, WRW was born of the collective efforts of a number of local and regional recycling councils and environmental groups who wanted to pool their resources and expand their reach into one national event targeted at reducing household waste.  According […] Read More

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