Category: Green Home Improvement

Backyard deck by Royal Decks

Federal and Provincial Renewable Energy Grants and Incentives

With gas at $1.20/litre, I have become very conscious of how much I drive, and in this incredibly great weather, it’s been easy to leave the car at home to do some of my errands. The price of gas and diesel have increased so rapidly in the last few months...

/ April 17, 2008

Homemade Household Cleaning Products

A number of years ago, I learned that common chemicals in household items such as air fresheners, most detergents, most cleaning products, pest sprays, and outdoor fertilizers and weed killers caused some health problems for a family member. The Household Products Database from the National Institutes of Health can tell...

/ April 10, 2008
Photo taken from Home Decor Staging and Interior Designs Homestars profile

Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency – Part 1

Home Energy Efficiency: According to meteorologists, this winter was supposed to be the coldest in 15 years. While December was certainly the snowiest I’ve seen in awhile, I wouldn’t exactly say it’s been bitterly cold out there (okay, so as I’m writing this it’s -10 and with the windchill it’s...

/ January 22, 2008