Savings

Increase your home’s cooling efficiency

July 29, 2012

During our hot, humid Ontario summers, most of the energy used by HVAC systems goes into cooling your home. By implementing three simple steps, you can increase the efficiency of your air conditioner, which will ultimately save energy and extend the life of your cooling system. Here’s what to do: Avoid taxing your air conditioner: Wait […]

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Take Dinner Outdoors

July 4, 2012

Everyone loves a good BBQ and one of the best ways to keep your home cool during the summer months is to cook outside as much as you can. Not only is cooking outdoors fun but it is also a healthy way to add new flavours to your food. The best part, though, is that […]

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Easy and Overlooked Ontario Summer Trips

July 4, 2012

Summer has started and for many of us that means it’s time for a vacation. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the finances needed to fly around the world for breathtaking views, inspirational culture and worldly cuisine.  No need to worry, though, as you can find enough to fill decades of vacations right here, tucked away […]

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Thinking of switching your water heater at the door?

June 11, 2012

You’ve probably experienced this before. You’ve just sat down for dinner after a long day at work and the doorbell rings. Not too many people show up to your house unannounced, so you cautiously get up from the table and try to see who is at the door without them seeing you. You don’t want […]

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Want to Get Away? Plan a Staycation.

May 4, 2012

Staycations are the latest travel trend. A staycation is unique in that vacationers stay home instead of going away. Whether choosing to spend time lounging by the family pool or checking out local sites and attractions, you can still shut off and spend some time away from the daily grind. Staycations are a great alternative […]

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It’s Farmers’ Market Time!

May 4, 2012

The warm weather is upon us and it brings the return of our favourite summer pastimes. Whether you are planning a family vacation, swapping your winter boots for flip-flops or preparing your vegetable garden, we all have something we really look forward to in the summer months.   For many, the month of May signals […]

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Freedom comes on two wheels

April 18, 2012

As a child, learning to ride your bike without training wheels and being allowed to ride on your own was freedom. Throughout the beginning of the 20th century, cycling was one of North America’s most common pastimes, and world-renowned venues like Madison Square Garden were constructed to host races. The importance of eco-friendly transit and […]

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Defeating a deceptive door-to-door salesperson

April 18, 2012

Warmer temperatures tend to bring an increase in door-to-door sales visits. While there are surely lots of honest people in the door-to-door sales profession, we only hear about the dishonest ones who are giving the industry a bad name. We want you to be able to spot them and help make sure you are never […]

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Five-step plan to a perfect summer vacation.

March 23, 2012

Vacations shouldn’t be stressful, and the trick to making them hassle-free is to start now. The best vacations take some pre-planning to make sure everything is in place and anything that needs to be booked is done before prices go up. Make the most of your days off this summer, figure out what you can […]

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Time is running out for ecoENERGY rebates!

January 17, 2012

The ecoENERGY for Homes rebate program is ending very soon, and if you are planning on taking advantage of this opportunity, you’d better not wait any longer. At the moment, there are no indications of an extension to the program. The good news is there are other tax incentives that are part of the ecoENERGY […]

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