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Top Energy–Saving Tips for Your Home.

Top Energy–Saving Tips for Your Home.
While we all use energy differently, in general, energy is mostly used for heating and cooling the home, with hot water coming in second. Good energy habits help you save money. For example, if you leave the hot water running constantly while you’re shaving, you’re using a lot of hot water just to rinse the razor a few times. Simple choices we make every day can go a long way to help us manage our energy use, cut costs and protect the environment around the year. Here are a few tips to help you conserve energy in your home. 1) Choose off-peak hours Take advantage of lower energy prices during off-...
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Feng Shui Flooring

Feng Shui Flooring
The flooring you use in your home defines how the Energy (known as chi in Feng Shui) flows there. Careful selection of materials means that you can fine-tune the atmosphere of your house or apartment. Big surface areas, such as flooring, will have the greatest influence, and it is worth taking great care over the materials you use. Flooring plays a significant role in beautifying the look of the house. Flooring can be natural: wood, stone, slate, ceramic, and earth are best. Bamboo floorings are also used and they give a feel of staying connected to nature. Feng Shui Generic guideline prescribes...
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Tips for decluttering your kitchen

Tips for decluttering your kitchen
Your kitchen is a food preparation area, not a storage space. The idea here is to weed out what you’re not using, then put similar items together and in the best places Appliances: Machines that are broken or aren’t used are just taking up space. If your Crock-Pot has a missing lid that you say you’re going to replace someday, or you’re keeping the bread maker just because it was a gift, get rid of it. Food containers: All your plastic storage items should have corresponding lids. If you don’t have one or the other, it’s a recycling item. Pots and pans: If there...
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Spring Cleaning & Organization Guide

Spring Cleaning & Organization Guide
  Welcome Spring! Ready to tackle your spring projects? Our handy guide breaks them down: Spring Cleaning & To-Dos (once-a-year tasks perfectly suited for spring), Exterior To-Dos (fix-ups and repairs for the outside of your home), and Room-by-Room Tasks (decluttering and cleaning tips for specific rooms). Spring Cleaning & To-Dos Wash Windows Be sure to pick a cloudy day to wash windows. “If it’s too sunny, the cleaning solution will dry too fast and you’ll have streaks,” says Donna Smallin, author of Cleaning Plain & Simple (Storey Publishing, 2005). For a...
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Federal Government Closes Ecoenergy Grants Program Early

The Government of Canada has closed ecoENERGY home retrofit                                  grant program two months ahead of its official end date of                                              March 31, 2012. By limiting the program to 250,000 homeowners, $200 million                                  already put aside will remain unused. Originally, $400 million                                                  was set aside for...
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