14 ways to stay warm at home without raising your heat

14 ways to stay warm at home without raising your heat

Winter is cold. That part seems pretty obvious. But when it gets really cold, it’s tempting to turn up our thermostat to keep our home—and us—warm. Turning up the thermostat, however, makes your furnace work more, increasing your gas bills. It might make you feel more...
5 ways to repurpose the snow you shovel from your sidewalk

5 ways to repurpose the snow you shovel from your sidewalk

With the deep freeze and significant snowfall over the last few weeks—and more cold and snow in the forecast—many Canadians are finding themselves forced into participating in one of our national pastimes: snow shovelling. Sometimes, shovelling snow seems like an evil...
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...