‘TIS THE SEASON

The holiday season is fast approaching and many homeowners are busy planning this year’s festive display. But before you start stringing lights and decorating trees, Health Canada has some tips to ensure the items you are bringing into your home are safe and hazard-free. Holiday trees When buying a real tree, make sure it’s fresh…

HUNKERING DOWN FOR WINTER

Homeowners are busy this month getting their homes winterized and ready for the cold weather ahead. But there is still time to finish some of those home improvements and decorating projects in time for holiday entertaining, provided you book appointments now: If you started your heating system without having it checked by a professional, book…

4 STEPS TO GREENER LIVING

Living a greener lifestyle isn’t just about conserving natural resources, it’s also about saving money. Whether you’re renovating your existing home, or building from the ground up, you can create a home that’s more efficient, cost effective and “green.” 1. Insulate against air In terms of heating and cooling, a well insulated home conserves the…