Stay cool - well at least cooler!

(March 04, 2014, posted in Home Improvement)

It's hard to believe right now, but once the sun shows up regularly, we are going to have to find ways to stay cool. If you're not lucky enough to have air conditioning, here's some ways to help that don't require any extra expense.

- Remember, your appliances all generate heat so if you need to use them (washing machine, dishwasher) try to use them later in the evening or at night when it's a bit... read more.

Energy and Water Saving Tips for Your Condo

(March 04, 2014, posted in Home Improvement)

Energy costs and growing concerns about the environment are prompting many Canadians to try to reduce the amount of energy and water they use. Cutting down on your energy use can also help you save money, whether you pay your utility bills directly or through your rent or condominium fees.

If you live in an apartment or condo, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following tips... read more.

Gas Fireplaces

(March 04, 2014, posted in Home Improvement)

Nothing is nicer on a cold winter night than curling up beside a warm fire. Gas fireplaces can offer a clean burning option with a convenient click of a button. A recent survey of household energy use found that 23 per cent of Canadian single- and semi-detached and row-housing reported having a gas fireplace and of those, 22 per cent reported using them every day once the temperatures dip. Dependi... read more.