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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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Varying weather conditions in Ontario can really give your HVAC system a run for its money – literally. Summertime temperatures can reach uncomfortably high levels, especially when humidity is present, forcing homeowners to crank up the AC. By contrast, homeowners will crank up the heat in the winter when temperatures drop below freezing.  For many […] Read More

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How to Read an EnerGuide Label

If you're in the market for new appliances or home comfort equipment, you know how expensive it can be. When it comes to such an important investment, you need to make sure you choose the products that will perform well over time while also saving you money on your energy bills.   Fortunately, the EnerGuide […] Read More

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