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Brighten up your winter days

Brighten up your winter days The shorter, darker days of winter can often affect your mood – but they don’t have to. The following energy-efficiency

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Energy-efficient student living

Energy-efficient student living What college and university students living off-campus should buy to save energy – and dollars – this year. Ahh…that feeling when you

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NO-BAKE CANDY CANE FUDGE RECIPE

Simple no-bake candy cane fudge recipe Lena Almeida, Blogger for Listen to Lena, shares her simple no-bake candy cane fudge recipe for the holidays! There’s

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Buying Guide: Furnaces

Buying Guide: What to know before buying a new furnace An efficient furnace plays a crucial role in keeping your home cozy, but how do

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Energy pointers for house hunting

Energy pointers for house hunting Looking for your perfect home is an exciting process, but there’s more to look out for besides granite countertops or

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Buying Guide: Energy-efficient TVs

Buying Guide: Find out what’s important when buying a new TV Before settling on the perfect TV for your entertainment centre, consider energy efficiency as

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What is home automation?

What is home automation? From lighting to security, smart technology can help make your home more comfortable, safe and energy efficient. More of us are

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What is a net-zero home?

What is a net-zero home? The lowdown on net-zero homes. If you’re on the hunt for a more efficient, sustainable place to live, a net-zero

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Think you’re an energy Einstein?

Think you’re an energy Einstein? If you’re an aspiring energy efficiency aficionado, take this quiz to learn about even more ways to save. We live

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Buying guide: LED Light bulbs

Buying Guide: Finding the right LED light bulb Getting an efficient bulb is easy when it comes to LEDs – the trick is to get

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Buying Guide: Smart Lighting

Buying Guide: Choose the best smart lighting options for your home So, you’ve heard about LED lighting. What’s next? Smart lighting is quickly gaining popularity.

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Make retirement energy efficient

Three ways to make retirement energy efficient With simple upgrades at home, you can live comfortably all year long, while also saving on monthly electricity

Brighten up your winter days

Brighten up your winter days

For Renters Lifestyle On a Budget
Brighten up your winter days The shorter, darker days of winter can often affect your mood – but they don’t...
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Energy-efficient student living

Energy-efficient student living

DIY For Renters On a Budget
Energy-efficient student living What college and university students living off-campus should buy to save energy – and dollars – this...
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Save energy at home during the holidays

Save energy at home during the holidays

DIY Lifestyle On a Budget
Ways to save energy at home during the holidays The holidays are awesome. But like quirky relatives, they can also...
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SIX WAYS TO COOK UP ENERGY SAVINGS THIS THANKSGIVING

SIX WAYS TO COOK UP ENERGY SAVINGS THIS THANKSGIVING

DIY For Renters Heating and Cooling Lifestyle On a Budget
Six ways to cook up energy savings this Thanksgiving Make room for energy efficiency this Thanksgiving with these six energy-saving...
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NO-BAKE CANDY CANE FUDGE RECIPE

NO-BAKE CANDY CANE FUDGE RECIPE

DIY For Renters Lifestyle
Simple no-bake candy cane fudge recipe Lena Almeida, Blogger for Listen to Lena, shares her simple no-bake candy cane fudge...
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Buying Guide: Furnaces

Buying Guide: Furnaces

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Buying Guide: What to know before buying a new furnace An efficient furnace plays a crucial role in keeping your...
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MAKE COTTAGE SEASON MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

MAKE COTTAGE SEASON MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

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Make cottage season more energy efficient Here are a few easy tips for using less energy at the cottage that’ll...
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Energy pointers for house hunting

Energy pointers for house hunting

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Energy pointers for house hunting Looking for your perfect home is an exciting process, but there's more to look out...
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Buying Guide: Energy-efficient TVs

Buying Guide: Energy-efficient TVs

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Buying Guide: Find out what's important when buying a new TV Before settling on the perfect TV for your entertainment...
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Get the biggest savings from your smart thermostat

Get the biggest savings from your smart thermostat

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Get the biggest savings from your smart thermostat Nest Tips Ecobee Tips Nest Tips Set your eco temperature Your eco...
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12 ways to make your home more energy efficient

12 ways to make your home more energy efficient

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12 ways to make your home more energy efficient Improving your home's energy efficiency doesn't have to involve expensive upgrades...
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What is home automation?

What is home automation?

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What is home automation? From lighting to security, smart technology can help make your home more comfortable, safe and energy...
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What is a net-zero home?

What is a net-zero home?

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What is a net-zero home? The lowdown on net-zero homes. If you're on the hunt for a more efficient, sustainable...
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Think you’re an energy Einstein?

Think you’re an energy Einstein?

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Think you're an energy Einstein? If you’re an aspiring energy efficiency aficionado, take this quiz to learn about even more...
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Home energy audits reduces household energy costs

Home energy audits reduces household energy costs

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Home energy audit reduces household energy costs Looking for ways to improve your home’s comfort and save on energy costs?...
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Buying guide: LED Light bulbs

Buying guide: LED Light bulbs

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Buying Guide: Finding the right LED light bulb Getting an efficient bulb is easy when it comes to LEDs -...
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Simple tips to achieve hygge and save energy

Simple tips to achieve hygge and save energy

DIY For Renters Lifestyle On a Budget
Simple tips to achieve Hygge – and save energy Hygge, pronounced “hue-guh,” is a feeling or mood associated with extreme...
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Five signs your home needs a humidity fix

Five signs your home needs a humidity fix

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Five signs your home needs a humidity fix Does your home feel a little damp? You might have a humidity...
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Buying Guide: Smart Lighting

Buying Guide: Smart Lighting

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Buying Guide: Choose the best smart lighting options for your home So, you’ve heard about LED lighting. What’s next? Smart...
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Make retirement energy efficient

Make retirement energy efficient

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Three ways to make retirement energy efficient With simple upgrades at home, you can live comfortably all year long, while...
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Buying guide: Water heaters

Buying guide: Water heaters

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Buying Guide: What you need to know when buying a water heater If your water heater is more than 10...
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Energy-saving tips from around the world

Energy-saving tips from around the world

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From northern Europe to Asia, there are plenty of innovative ways people across the globe are saving energy at home....
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The best thermostat placement for energy efficiency

The best thermostat placement for energy efficiency

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Did you know your thermostat can increase your home energy costs if it’s not positioned properly? Find out why the...
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Buying Guide: Heat pumps

Buying Guide: Heat pumps

Buying Guide Heating and Cooling
Having an energy-efficient heating and cooling system is crucial to keeping you comfortable. And for some, a heat pump might...
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Low cost ways to save energy at home

Low cost ways to save energy at home

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Saving energy around your home is always possible, without spending a fortune. Here’s how. Whether you’re on a budget or...
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Beautify your patio and save energy

Beautify your patio and save energy

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Summer is almost here, and so will be patio season. With a few simple tricks, you can get the most...
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Buying Guide: Insulation

Buying Guide: Insulation

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Insulation limits the heat transfer between inside and outside, which makes it key to increasing comfort in any home. A...
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Buying Guide: Windows

Buying Guide: Windows

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Here are some considerations to help you select windows that will perform for years to come. Windows serve many purposes...
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Buying Guide: Washers and Dryers

Buying Guide: Washers and Dryers

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Find an energy-efficient washer and dryer that suits your needs. Getting Started Before you start your shopping journey, consider the...
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Buying Guide: What is a heat pump and how does it work?

Buying Guide: What is a heat pump and how does it work?

Buying Guide Heating and Cooling
Having an energy-efficient heating and cooling system is crucial to keeping you comfortable. And for some, a heat pump might...
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Learn how to perfectly balance your home’s humidity

Learn how to perfectly balance your home’s humidity

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Your home’s humidity level can make a big difference to your comfort level and your energy bills. Here's a 101...
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What’s my home’s humidity level – and why does it matter?

What’s my home’s humidity level – and why does it matter?

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Just like temperature, having the right humidity level at home matters. Here’s how to know yours, and spot possible signs...
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Grow your family without growing your energy use

Grow your family without growing your energy use

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When a new baby arrives, your energy becomes even more precious. Here are some simple ways to save.With a growing...
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Save money and live more comfortably

Save money and live more comfortably

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As you settle into retirement, boosting your savings can become a key priority. Find out how to save energy and...
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Make energy efficiency a fun, family affair

Make energy efficiency a fun, family affair

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Swap electricity-consuming activities for some energy-saving family fun.When it comes to your energy bills, practising smart habits early can contribute...
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No bake chocolate chai energy bites recipe

No bake chocolate chai energy bites recipe

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Inspired by Diwali, these no-bake energy bites created by Sarah Jade of Tastes by Jade are the perfect celebration treat!Growing up, my...
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No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Jar Recipe

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Jar Recipe

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Julie and Lisa, sister duo and creators of the Bite Me More blog, skip the oven to make these simple, no-bake strawberry...
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Stay cool and save energy this summer

Stay cool and save energy this summer

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Use these simple, low-cost tips to stay comfortable and keep your energy bill in check this season.From sweating it out...
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A guide to air conditioner maintenance

A guide to air conditioner maintenance

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Maintaining your AC will help you stay cool (and save energy) all summer.Air conditioning can be your best friend on...
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Buying Guide: Central Air Conditioners

Buying Guide: Central Air Conditioners

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Purchasing or replacing central air for your home? It can be a big decision. Here’s everything you need to know...
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How to set your ceiling fan direction for each season

How to set your ceiling fan direction for each season

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There’s a simple switch that can keep you comfortable in the heat or the cold, depending on the season –...
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Energy-saving tips for condo living

Energy-saving tips for condo living

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Try these five energy saving tips for your condo.1. Think smartA smart thermostat can help you control your heating and...
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What’s phantom power and how can you track it?

What’s phantom power and how can you track it?

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Did you know that when your appliances or electronic devices are plugged in, they're draining energy – even if they're...
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Reduce allergies and save energy

Reduce allergies and save energy

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Your home may be filled with allergy triggers that you can’t see, but fear not: we can help you stay...
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Six ways to make your condo energy efficient

Six ways to make your condo energy efficient

DIY For Renters Heating and Cooling Technology
Looking to save energy? We’ve put together six easy ways to help you introduce energy efficiency in your condo with...
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How to: Weather strip your windows and doors

How to: Weather strip your windows and doors

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Save money on your bill and increase home comfort with the help of some weather stripping.Many windows and doors in...
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Buying Guide: Room Air Conditioners

Buying Guide: Room Air Conditioners

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Purchase the perfect air conditioner for your space with efficiency in mind.How do you know which cooling system is right...
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Get more from your smart thermostat

Get more from your smart thermostat

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From increasing your home’s comfort level to making life more convenient, smart thermostats can do a lot. Are you using...
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Three ways to save energy while you work from home

Three ways to save energy while you work from home

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More time at home means more energy use.The good news is that there are simple ways to save energy when...
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Buying Guide: Energy-efficient dishwashers

Buying Guide: Energy-efficient dishwashers

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Save loads of time and energy with a dishwasher upgrade.With more of us working from home these days, the dishes...
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Save Energy in the Kitchen

Save Energy in the Kitchen

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Spending more time in the kitchen these days? An energy-efficient kitchen could help make your work a bit easier!From energy-efficient...
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Test your dishwasher knowledge

Test your dishwasher knowledge

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From energy and water savings to adopting the right habits, see how much you know about dishwashers.Dishwashers can be a...
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Air duct cleaning: what you should know

Air duct cleaning: what you should know

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Clean air ducts can improve the efficiency and air quality of your home, know when you should get them cleaned.To...
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Work, study, play and save energy at home

Work, study, play and save energy at home

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More time spent at home means higher energy use. Here’s how to stay comfortable and keep your energy costs in...
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Four cost-effective home improvements to save year-long

Four cost-effective home improvements to save year-long

On a Budget
Find out about a few of the most cost-effective ways to make your house more energy efficient and comfortable all...
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Renovating? Make sure energy efficiency is on your list

Renovating? Make sure energy efficiency is on your list

Renovating
Along with beautifying your home, making energy-efficiency upgrades can add value for years to come.Between more time spent at home,...
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A guide to energy-efficient basement upgrades

A guide to energy-efficient basement upgrades

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Maximize your energy savings while increasing your living space with these tips.Canadians spend billions on home improvements each year, including...
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How to shop smarter for appliances online

How to shop smarter for appliances online

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Buying an energy-efficient household appliance online doesn’t have to be hard. Ageing household appliances, such as refrigerators, clothes washers and...
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A guide to energy-efficiency labels

A guide to energy-efficiency labels

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Learn how to read the EnerGuide label and other energy-labelling standards to choose the most energy-efficient appliances for your home.With...
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Make your summer staycation energy friendly

Make your summer staycation energy friendly

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Make your summer staycation energy friendlyWhatever your staycation plan, here’s how to enjoy it and save energy at the same...
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Buying Guide: Smart thermostats

Buying Guide: Smart thermostats

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Buying Guide: Smart thermostats Find out what features and installation info to look for when shopping for a smart thermostat....
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