5 Steps to Securing Your Home for Summer Vacations

If there’s one upside to this scorching-hot weather, it’s the excuse to escape the city for a summer vacation. But don’t forget to secure your home for the summer before you go!   These tips will help give you peace of mind that your house and home comfort system are safe and secure while you’re […]

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5 Things Smart Homeowners Do When They Move

Your move-in checklist probably covers all the basics: labelling boxes, changing your billing address, replacing the locks, and so on. But did you buy new batteries for the smoke alarms? What about an air duct cleaning?    They don’t take long, but these steps will help keep your family safe and healthy in your new home.    1. Take Photos of Your […]

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Can You Install Central Air Conditioning in a Heritage Home?

They don’t build homes like they used to. Heritage homes come with decades of charm and a warm, architectural design you can’t find in modern-day homes. But that architecture also creates challenges when it comes to installing modern amenities like air conditioning.   Most homeowners who have invested in a century home aren’t eager to tarnish its […]

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Ways to Keep the Kids Cool When the Air Conditioner Dies

Another school year is said and done. For many of us, that means the kids and grandkids will soon be spending a lot more time at home, taking over our refrigerators and living room TVs for a few months. Hopefully, your AC has had its yearly a check-up in preparation for what’s forecasted to be a very hot summer — otherwise, you could […]

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The 8 Biggest Hiding Places for Dust, Uncovered

Dust is everywhere. It’s a fact of life. No matter how diligently you clean, there will always be a few dust mites lurking in the darkest corners of your home. Knowing where to find them is key to keeping your place as neat and tidy as possible.     1. Carpeting and Rugs  Dust mites burrow deep within the fibres of […]

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