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5 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Are you a DIY enthusiast? If you’d rather save your hard-earned dollars by sprucing up your home yourself, you’re not alone. Plus, cheap fixes can be surprisingly effective for increasing your home’s value over time. And of course, they increase your comfort and enjoyment at home. Here, then, are 5 shortcuts to home improvement that…

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4 Household Fix-Its You Really Don’t Want to Do Yourself

You’re the dependable, “handy” person everyone in your family or neighborhood calls for help. Thanks to your cleverness and your nimble fingers, you’ve helped lots of people with many repairs, and you’ve probably done a few small renovations in your home as well. But even though you can trust the steadiness of your hands and…

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Is your Water Heater Popping?

If your water heater is making popping sounds, don’t be alarmed. The popping noises are probably coming from mineral deposits that have built up in your tank. When your water is heating up, steam is produced at the deposits and popping noises ensue. This isn’t a big deal, so you don’t have to let it…

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Water Heaters and Earthquakes Don’t Mix

Where we live, we’re at a high risk for earthquakes. Seismologists tell us that we are vulnerable for another earthquake, and although we don’t know when this will happen, we must be prepared. We’ve been warned to earthquake-proof our homes, which includes securing top-heavy furniture, using straps to secure large appliances, keeping heavy storage on…

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SEER Ratings 101: Getting the Best from Your Air Conditioner

Let’s say you finally decided to invest in a decent cooling system for your home. How do you know if you’ve found an energy-efficient air conditioner? The exterior doesn’t necessary tell you. The price isn’t always an indication either, so how do you know that you’re getting a quality appliance? You have to look for…

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How To Make Your Toilet Sparkle

Got stains? Toilet stains, I mean. How embarrassing! If you’re thinking, ‘DON’T GO IN THERE’ every time your guests excuse themselves, it’s time to get down and dirty. Roll up your sleeves and grab those rubber gloves because there are solutions to stains. It just takes a little elbow grease. Your toilet might be clean,…

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Watch Out! What Plumbing Has to Do with Your Planting

One of the leading causes of sewer backups is actually the thing you would least expect: your trees. That’s right. Trees are after water and nutrients, and what better place to get nutrient-dense water than your “underground river” of sewer pipes? Trees love to reach down and into those pipes, and once they are in,…

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4 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer without Spending More

It’s one thing to be sweating outside on a cloudless summer day—it’s another entirely to be lying on the couch in your own home panting in the July heat. Even though you want to stay cool during the warm Calgary summers, using an air conditioner is often a trade-off: keeping your family cool can bite…

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