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Everything you need to know about how to light and operate an EPA wood stove efficiently. Identify if you have a catalytic or non catalytic wood stove, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance.

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In recent years it's become very trendy to mount a tv above a fireplace. But what if you don't like that idea.

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It's trendy these days to mount a tv set above the fireplace, which strikes me a as a great way to get a pain in the neck. Luckily Valor just developed a system to allow you to mount your tv at a much more comfortable height.

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...Something heartwarming happens out of the blue that restores your faith in human nature and reminds you why Canada is the best country in the world.

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The Ontario government just released “Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan”. This is likely to have a very significant impact on every homeowner in Ontario. It will affect the price of your house and the cost of your utilities. This blog will outline what has been announced and how to take advantage of the changes.

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Chances are you will be able to save hundreds off the cost of new energy efficient furnace, air-conditioning or heat pumps with government rebates via this new program.

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If your gas BBQ has been unused and unattended for any length of time this winter it's a good idea to follow these basic maintenance steps recommended by Napoleon Grills.

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Just in time for holiday season. A simple and delicious recipe for cooking Turkey courtesy of Big Green Egg, including what size turkey fits what size Big Green Egg and roasting times.

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A hot topic recently is the news that 9 months after an ice storm left thousands of Toronto residents without power for several days GTA hospitals are experiencing a baby boom. No doubt, an amusing story, but this prompts the more serious question. What would you do if you were without power or utilities for several days this winter. In this article we have some practical suggestions for back-up heat sources for Ottawa winters (that don’t involve making babies).

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As a homeowner, you have probably started to receive some pretty alarming energy bills this winter and maybe even heard or read some disturbing news reports. So we thought it might be useful to provide a summary and hopefully useful advice on how to heat your home without breaking the bank.

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