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Archive for November, 2010

10 ways to keep energy costs in check this winter

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Warm air can leak out of a home from places small, such as electrical outlets, and large, such as picture windows. But there are steps you can take to close those gaps, beyond taping plastic to the windows (although that old standby certainly helps). And keep in mind: Your utility bill isn’t the only reason to tighten up your home.
For many people, the compelling thing is to make the home comfortable.
Here are 10 ways to help keep the cold air out and the warm air in this winter

  • 1. Seal or weatherstrip doors and windows ($5 to $40)
    2. Insulate pipes ($2 to $5)
    3. Insulate outlet covers ($1 or less per outlet)
    4. Replace the furnace filter ($8 to $12)
    5. Block the chimney effect ($50 to $2,000)
    6. Install a programmable thermostat ($25 to $100)
    7. Install thermal window coverings ($10 to $500)
    8. Install a ceiling fan ($100 to $300)
    9. Add attic insulation ($50 to $100)
    10. Wear a sweater (Free)
  • Oil service firms see 8 percent more Canadian drilling

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    Canada’s oil field service companies expect an 8 percent jump in drilling next year, with oil targets in Saskatchewan and northeastern Alberta generating the bulk of activity. The forecast is more optimistic than that of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, which said last week it expects drilling in Western Canada to increase 2 percent to 11,811 wells. Companies in the service industries located in Nisku will see demand for workers and more expansion. Thereby bringing more growth to the neighbouring towns,

    Alberta’s weekly wage rise leads the country

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    Even more good news for Alberta. Statistics Canada reported Thursday that average weekly earnings of non-farm employees in the province increased by 7.5 per cent between August 2009 and August this year to $1,004.11. That lead to people buying their home of choice as the dream home become more attainable.

    Daylight Savings Time – November 7

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    We look around us and we know that the seasons are changing. The colourful leaves, crisp evening air and shorter days are all signs that fall is here. It is also that time of year that we switch from Daylight Savings Time (DST) to Standard Time (ST). So on November 7, 2010, you may need to set your alarm system clock back one hour.