September 2015

Found 4 blog entries for September 2015.

 

We all know Carbon Monoxide is dangerous.

But how much do we really know about it? Where does it come from? What happens if you are exposed, short term, long term? What can you do to ensure safety in your home and for your loved ones?

Here are some great tips from the folks at www.cosafety.ca that everyone should take some time to read through. Why? IT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

DO:

  • Annual maintenance of your fuel burning appliances (furnace, fireplace, gas oven, gas dryer etc…)by a certified technician is of utmost importance.
  • Install a tested and CSA or ULC certified alarms on each level of your home, cottage or boat cabin. These will warn you of rising levels of CO, giving you and your family time to escape. **In some
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Fall is the best time to get your house in order! It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, making outdoor work a great deal more comfortable. Also, its a great idea to catch small problems now than say…oh…January! Another reason is that quite honestly, you can probably address a great number of tasks on your own at this point but in the dead of winter, if something were to arise, you’re more likely to bite the bullet and make a very expensive phone call to have someone come in and do the repairs for you. You know its true.

So with a little time and a bit of effort you will save yourself headaches and money too. That’s a good day.

Brace yourselves, I’m going to use some foul language. WINTER. (oooh…sorry) But yes, winter is on its way. There’s no

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The signs are all there. The days and nights are starting to cool. Fall weather is on its way and soon after, well, that-which-we-shall-not-speak-its-name… While it may not be time to fire up the furnace for a while yet, it won’t be long before we’ll have to. So let’s start thinking warm thoughts!

A townhouse with basement windows showing.

Was your Granny’s house drafty? Seems like the sort of thing that was considered the norm way long ago. These days, we not only want our homes to be cozy and warm in the winter and stay cool in the summer, we also know that a well-insulated home will reduce heating and cooling costs and is far better for the environment as well. Fall is a great time to assess the insulation quality of your home. Here are a few tips and some information that you may

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SeptemberFall is such a beautiful time of the year. And a busy one too! Between the kids heading back to school, traffic getting busier again, making our commute a bit more harried and the ramping up of winter prep for home and garden, it’s hard to pause and enjoy the change of season. Fall clean up for the garden happens in stages. What you do in September is different from what you will do in October and November (stay tuned for those lists too!).

 

Luckily, we’ve put together a handy to do list for your fall clean up.                                                                                       Don’t you just love it when someone else takes the time to help you get organized?

Here is your list!                                          

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