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  Canada may be the only country on earth where +30 C in Windsor and -30 C in Iqaluit – on the same day – are simply par for the thermometer. Which might explain why weather isn't just something we Canadians talk about in the elevator, it's a topic many of us are obsessed with […] Read More

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  Canadians love nature – and why not? There's a whole lot to love, from coast to coast and from the majestic Rockies to the vast Great Lakes. It's true, most of us now live in cities but, from hiking, camping, canoeing and rock-climbing to boating, skating and skiing, the great outdoors are never too […] Read More

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  With warmer weather here, most of us expect to be spending a lot more time outdoors. Nevertheless, we still spend up to 90% of our time inside. And that means, just like when it's cold, indoor air quality (IAQ) is vitally important to maintaining good health.   What exactly is indoor air quality?   […] Read More

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    Whether your home improvement goal is to increase your family's comfort or raise the resale value of your property, switching to a tankless water heater is a great idea. Not only does it use one-third less energy  than a conventional storage tank water heater, it's also extremely space efficient and provides an endless […] Read More

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    With the large amounts of household water flushed down old and inefficient toilets each day, most homeowners truly are "throwing money down the toilet."   This is why if you're planning a home improvement, big or small, a high-efficiency toilet should be at the top of your list. Where some older homes still […] Read More

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  If you've never heard of hard water, you might think it's what happens to water when it turns to ice in winter! But the truth is hard water has nothing to do with ice cubes in your drink or the melting hockey rink around the corner.   It's really about the amount of minerals […] Read More

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  Yes, it was another biting cold winter and, if you're like most Canadians, your furnace worked its share of overtime keeping your home warm and your family comfortable. But, while your thoughts may now be turning to the sunshine, beaches and cottage weekends just around the corner, it's important not to forget your furnace […] Read More

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    Cracked skin. Irritated sinuses. A scratchy throat and itchy eyes. Dry air is a common source of discomfort at home, and can cause a variety of respiratory problems and increased allergy symptoms. While portable humidifiers may help keep individual rooms adjusted to the right humidity, a whole home option works best to keep […] Read More

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The only acceptable plumbing is plumbing done right. That's why a major bathroom overhaul is a perfect opportunity to make sure everything is up to snuff and working as it should.   Any plumbing modifications you're considering should be well planned so they complement the design you're considering. And it goes without saying that a […] Read More

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  Our winters aren't just colder, they're often drier. That one-two weather punch causes relative humidity levels to drop and, since dry air feels cooler than warm air, it can lower your indoor comfort levels while making your home harder to heat. There's a simple solution: increase your home's air moisture, which not only makes […] Read More

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