4 ways to prevent icicles on your eavestroughs

4 ways to prevent icicles on your eavestroughs

Icicles are normal part of cold weather. They are a result of melting snow during a warm period (for example, on a sunny day) and refreezing during a colder period (for example, at night). As long as they aren’t being caused by an ice dam, there isn’t much room for...
5 things you should do to ready your lawn for winter

5 things you should do to ready your lawn for winter

Winter seems just around the corner, and in parts of Alberta, we’ve already seen snow. If your yard is free from snow, you should use this opportunity to prep your lawn for winter. Here are 5 things you should do to ready your lawn for winter, making sure you have a...
10 ways to save on air conditioning costs

10 ways to save on air conditioning costs

Summer’s still here, and technically there’s still a month left. One downside to this season is the need to cool our homes more. The warmer the weather gets, the harder your air conditioning unit has to work. And, of course, the more your air conditioning unit works,...
10 ways to cool your home without air conditioning

10 ways to cool your home without air conditioning

Now that the official first day of summer is behind us, the thermostat is going to rise across the country. And as the weather outside heats up, the temperature in your home will, too. One of the great modern inventions is the air conditioner: it’s the secret to why...
4 things people get wrong when watering their lawn

4 things people get wrong when watering their lawn

For most people, watering the lawn is nothing more than putting out the sprinkler and turning on the hose. Here are 4 things people get wrong when watering their lawn, and what to do instead. 1. Watering a healthy lawn Generally—unless you live in an especially arid...
7 reasons why spring is the best time to paint your home

7 reasons why spring is the best time to paint your home

As the weather warms up and becomes drier, homeowners across the country are in their yards cleaning up from winter and starting with maintenance tasks, such as mowing, trimming, and planting. One thing to consider adding to your to-do list this spring is painting...