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Shell Buseys Home Improvements And Renovations - Renovations

Shell Busey’s Home Improvements and Renovations can change the look of your lower mainland BC home both inside and out. From a complete re-design to minor changes, SBHI&R’s consultant can give you ideas and suggestions if you are stumped. Call today to receive a FREE estimate ...
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A Home Primer For Energy Audits

Home energy evaluation, audit, rating - they all mean the same thing when you are qualifying for any federal or provincial government upgrade grants. Now folks, I do not want you to think for a moment that energy audits are not required. I am a strong supporter of having them done at whatever the nominal cost may be.
Night-time Energy Savings

Do you turn down your thermostat at night in order to save energy while the household is sleeping? Its a great idea and is one of the best energy savers. However please think twice before...
Your House as a System

If you have tightened up your house by making energy efficient upgrades such as adding insulation and/or draftproofing, etc., you may need to compensate by using a good ventilation system. A heating or ventilation contractor can do a fan pressurization test to determine the extent of air leakage and infiltration in your home.
Upgrading Insulation In An Older Home

Are you a first-time home buyer and have purchased an older home and would like to upgrade the insulation in the ceiling and walls?
Upgrading Insulation In An Older Home

Are you a first-time home buyer and have purchased an older home and would like to upgrade the insulation in the ceiling and walls?
LIVESMART BC EFFECIENCY INCENTIVE PROGRAM UPDATE

Effective April 1, 2011: to participate in the program, homeowners must complete a follow-up Energy Assessment within 18 months of their initial Energy Assessment or before March 31, 2013, whichever comes first.
Changing Your Face in the Neighbourhood

Many homes in the 40 – 50 year old range are being renovated on the outside changing their street face to a much more up to date look. New and existing home buyers like to freshen up the exterior to cosmetically change the look while upgrading energy efficiency at the same time. All of which creates future value for the home.
Get Set for Spring - Planning Your Exterior Upgrades

There is a lot of interest these days from homeowners looking to find ways to save money while investing on improvements to their homes; With Spring around the corner many are beginning to plan their exterior renovations. If you are considering a major renovation project for the summer, now is the time to get your budget and plans in order to ensure the best possible end result.
Up-grading to Energy Efficient Windows

Q. We are planning to replace a few single glaze windows this year with more efficient ones. We can't afford to do all of them at once but we would like start with the north facing windows that are very drafty. I am going to be getting quotes on the installation but first I would appreciate any advice you could give me on what I should be looking for in regards to energy efficient windows. We are also located on a busy road so we would like the new windows to help reduce some of the traffic nois
Save energy, money with kitchen renos

Remodeling your kitchen to be more eco friendly and energy efficient doesn’t mean sacrificing budget and style. Many manufacturers of kitchen flooring, countertops, appliances and other accessories have created products that not only save you energy dollars and make your space more comfortable but also add a whole new look to your space. It goes without saying that a kitchen remodeling project starts with a well designed layout taking everything into consideration including your lifestyle, bud
Kitchen Stoves - Saving Energy

Self cleaning ovens can provide energy savings of up to 15% over a standard oven thanks to the additional insulation used in the construction of the stove.
New Furnace Installation

Q: I live in an older, split-level home. I have recently replaced all the windows and I am in the process of upgrading the attic insulation. I am considering replacing the original gas-heating system. My question is: What level of efficiency should I be looking at and what brand of system would you recommend? What should I consider when installing a new furnace.
Fighting condensation in home

Your energy efficiency upgrades may be causing havoc within your home when the cold weather shows up and here is why.
Save Money on your Spring Renovations

There is a lot of interest these days from homeowners looking to find ways to save money while investing on improvements to their home. With spring here, many are beginning to plan their exterior renovations. If you are considering a major renovation project for the summer, now is the time to get your budget and plans in order to ensure the best possible end result.
ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES

Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan's) Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) promotes the international ENERGY STAR symbol in Canada and monitors its use. Major manufacturers and retailers of energy-efficient products, utilities and energy retailers, and interest groups from Australia to Europe recognized the benefits of ENERGY STAR to consumers and have joined in promoting the symbol.
Replacing Furnace - What Level of Efficiency?

Q: I live in Winnipeg in a 32 year old 1850sq.ft. two story home. We have a full basement that has been developed and is heated during the winter. I have recently replaced all the windows and upgraded the attic insulation. I am considering replacing the old, original gas heating system. My question is what level of efficiency should I be looking at and what brand of system would you recommend? Also, could you recommend a heating firm here in Winnipeg who could do the installation?
Saving money on your energy bill

What can I do to reduce the impact of the residential gas rate increase on my gas bill?Here are some suggestions to help you save energy and money:1. Every degree that you set your...
Current Rebates and Incentives

LiveSmart BC programs are designed to empower British Columbia citizens, businesses and consumers to make smarter, greener lifestyle choices. The decision to take climate action may come in the form of behaviour changes (modes of transportation, home utility usage), consumer choices (energy and fuel efficient products, home heating systems), or efficiency and conservation decisions (home retrofits, business upgrades).
Home Renovations Spending to increase in British Columbia

There are nearly two million private dwellings in B.C. and, sooner or later, the homeowners will decide it's time to undertake some home improvements - from minor repairs to major makeover.
What To Look For In a Replacement Window

In our efforts to save money and reduce carbon emissions we are all seeking actions we can take to be more proactive. Upgrading your windows to be more energy efficient is a great start.