Winter Furnace Maintenance

As the cold Canadian climate is upon us, have you thought about any issues experienced with your furnace from last year that are unresolved? It may be time for winter furnace maintenance. 4 Symptoms Indicating Furnace Trouble Might Be Brewing: Yellow Pilot – The pilot light on your gas furnace should be burning blue. A

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Preventing Ice Dams

The Role of Insulation and Air Sealing in Preventing Ice Dams Do you see icicles dangling from your home’s roof or gutters? This could be a sign of a potentially costly problem. If you live in an area that experiences significant snowfall and cold temperatures, your home is a candidate for forming ice dams. What

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Winter Window Maintenance

As home heating costs continue to rise, saving money and conserving the home’s warm air has become a top priority for many Canadian homeowners. That’s why it’s essential to take time to maintain your windows this winter, since drafty windows can account for up to 40% of a home’s heat loss. Here are a few

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Fire Safety Tips for Winter

Winter is all about feeling cosy and warm as we revel in the beauty of the season. Usually this means that the fireplace is on, the furnace is running, food is in the oven and the candles are burning. With winter being the most common time for house fires, it is extremely important that we

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Packing Away the Holidays

Holiday preparations such as tree trimming, present wrapping and hanging lights help get us into the holiday spirit and are lots of fun. But thoughtful packing of seasonal decorations and materials at the end of the holidays for the next year can keep the fun in what is for some a stressful time. Careful packing

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Help Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Think you’re safe from CO poisoning? Think again. When a Toronto family was recently rushed to hospital for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, it was a stark reminder that the so-called ‘silent killer’ can strike any time, and hard. Two family members were already unconscious by the time emergency crews arrived. The reality is that carbon

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Fall Checklist for Homeowners

After a scorcher of a summer, there’s no denying that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. A wise homeowner knows that they need to take care of a few chores to prepare their house and yard for the winter. Here are some of the key tasks to include on your

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