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Summer comes in bits and pieces, a hot day here, some dazzling sunlight there, until we finally stop wearing socks and trust that it’s here to stay! While opening the windows and soaking up a fresh breeze as it moves through the house is a nice feeling, it can impact indoor air quality. Here are […] 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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  Plumbing refers to the pipes, fittings, and fixtures related to water transferal. Having a basic understanding of how home plumbing works can help you be more informed when you solicit the help of a trained plumber. Home plumbing consists of an input and an output system, which are utterly separate from each other.   […] Read More

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    There are many ways to grow your own vegetables. Perhaps you’ve been inspired by a trip to the Farmers Market or a strawberry picking adventure with the family. The taste of freshly budded vegetables combined with the convenience of having a mini-grocery store in your backyard is a worthwhile pursuit. It’s not difficult […] Read More

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    Failing to clean the avenues that allow rainwater and snow runoff to reach the downspout can lead to gutter rusting and roof damage. The downspouts direct water away from the house foundation, reducing the likelihood of water damage, which is not usually an easy fix. In addition, the dead leaves stuck there will […] Read More

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  Everyone loves a family vacation. Whether you’re flying off to a tropical climate, or soaking up the sun without leaving town, the times spent with family in sunny summer months are some of the most memorable.   And while every member of the family is surely looking forward to a getaway, a fun-filled family […] 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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  Some like it hot and some like it cold, but everyone likes a lower energy bill at the end of each month. And although everyone has their own go-to home climate, there are optimal home temperatures to keep in mind that will keep you comfortable and potentially save you money.   The best temperature […] Read More

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  Wintertime often means more time inside the home. The cooler weather pairs nicely with warm, gooey baked goods. Chocolate chip cookies are always nice, but why not mix it up a little? Make something that will have you and your family more excited than ever to get home!   Sweet Dutch Baby This recipe takes […] Read More

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