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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


  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


    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


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


  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


  Have you noticed any annoying leaks or experienced clogs in your home? Is your dishwasher causing you more stress than it should? Or have you noticed any other nagging plumbing issues that require the opinion of an expert? A plumber can help. Unfortunately, choosing one can seem like an overwhelming prospect – where to […] Read More


      Upgrading your furnace is not an easy decision and many homeowners put it off until there's a catastrophic breakdown, which is usually when they need their furnace most. Planning a replacement ahead of time, however, avoids the discomfort and inconvenience of a cold house and steers you clear of being forced to […] Read More


    These days, saving energy, money and the environment are a concern for all of us. That's why tankless – or on-demand  water heaters are getting a lot of attention. So, is switching to tankless right for you? Let's take a look.   How tankless water heaters work   These modern heaters are installed […] Read More


  Winter's frigid temperature brings with it a host of possible dangers to your home. Few, however, can be as damaging – or as preventable – as those related to your plumbing.   Hose woes Always remember to drain outdoor pipes and disconnect your garden hoses before it gets cold. Left connected over the winter […] Read More


    While it's the time of year for fun and celebration, one look at your energy bill come January is liable to lead to unnecessary frustration. The truth is, there are lots of simple steps you can take to keep a smile on your face and your energy costs under control.   LED lights: […] Read More

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