Yes, it’s that time of year again! As much as we’d like to forget about having to get our homes ready for winter, there are a few things that we need to take care of before it’s too late.
Now’s a great time to make sure your home is ready to take on another winter. It’s much better to take care of it now than to wait until it’s cold, wet and ugly outside.
This newsletter has many tips and hints to help you make your winter more enjoyable when spending time in or around your home.
As always, please feel free to visit my website. It's a great place to find home improvement tips and information about our HouseSmart Referral Network members. If you are looking for a referral to one of our HouseSmart Referral Network Members, please click on the following link to get in touch with a referral network member in your area HouseSmart Referral Network.
When you visit the Referral Network area of our website, all you have to do is enter the city you live in and click on any category heading to find a list of companies that provide products and services that have been checked out by my staff and I.
All companies listed within the Referral Network area of my website are members of Shell Busey's HouseSmart Referral Network.
For home improvement advice you can listen to past shows online using the CKNW audio vault. To use the audio vault, click on the link CKNW Audiovault, and choose the date and time you would like to listen to. The HouseSmart Show, Saturdays between 5:00AM and 6:00AM or the Home Discovery Show, Sundays from 8:30AM until 11:00AM, please note that all times are Pacific Standard Time.
I'd like to wish all of you a safe and happy winter. As always, your suggestions about the newsletter will be appreciated and you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|How To Keep Your Indoor Air Clean During the Winter|
Here are a few tips on how to keep your indoor air clean while your windows are closed for the winter... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
The following is a checklist of things that you may find handy to help you get your home prepared for winter ... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|Some Tips for Preventing a Flood in your Home|
During this winter season, there are a few precautions you can take to minimize the inconveniences of a flood if one were to occur at your home... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|Prepare Your Home in Case of Power Failure|
Power supply interruptions can last from a few hours to several days and are often caused by freezing rain, sleet storms and/or high winds which damage power lines and equipment. An extended power failure during winter months, and subsequent loss of heating, can result ... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|Prevent Freezing Pipes|
Frozen pipes can pose a problem anywhere temperatures hover around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. While the good news is that frozen or burst pipes do not endanger people, the bad news is that the damage to your home... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|Increase Your Homes Efficiency With the EnerGuide For Houses|
Looking to cut your heating and cooling expenses? An EnerGuide for Houses advisor will give you a detailed report on how to economically improve your home's air tightness, comfort and energy use. Follow the advisor's recommendations and then sit back in ... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|Keep Moisture Out Of Your Crawlspace|
High moisture in a crawlspace will eventually work its way up into your living area through cracks in and around the sub floor as well as up through your furnace duct system, and will cause condensation ... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|Prevent Carbon Monoxide From Taking Over Your Home!|
Follow these easy steps to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide:... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|Expelling Moisture From Your Home|
The most often talked about problem in homes is moisture and how to get rid of it.
Moisture usually becomes a problem as soon as the weather starts to turn cold and we close ... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
Weather Stripping is most commonly installed around walk-in doors and windows, but there is an area often overlooked that causes a major impact around your home; especially during the winter... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|A Special Offer for Residents of British Columbia from Terasen Gas|
Terasen Gas customers can help the environment and their pocketbooks if they upgrade to an ENERGY STAR® qualified high-efficiency natural gas heating system before December 31, 2004.... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
|If you live in Saskatchewan, Prime Rate Loans are available from SaskEnergy on ENERGY STAR Furnaces and Boilers|
For those of you in Saskatchewan, if you've been thinking about replacing that old furnace of yours, now would be a great time because the ENERGY STAR Loan Event is back... CLICK HERE for the complete article.
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