PUT POWER INTO YOUR RENOVATION PLANS

Homeowners of older homes planning a renovation would be wise to take electrical capacity into consideration in their project plans. Multiple computers, electronic devices, hot tubs, pool pumps, large-screen televisions, home theatres, air conditioners and large appliances will all put a strain on your home’s electrical system. Here are some tips from the Electrical Safety…

THE BASICS OF BRICKWORK

Don’t take your home’s brickwork for granted. Although one of the most durable building products on the planet, even the best brickwork will deteriorate over time. Yearly freeze/thaw cycles, extremes of heat and cold, rain and snow, will all eventually take their toll on brick walls. Here are a few of the signs that your…

SEALING THE LEAKS

Hiring a professional to caulk and weatherstrip your home can cut air leakage by up to 50 per cent and save you up to 30 per cent on your heating/cooling costs. Armed with specialized equipment and testing devices, a professional can pinpoint leakage and check and repair existing caulking and weatherstripping. The most common sources…