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Dec. 21, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

A heated driveway is a creative, albeit pricey, way to eliminate the need for snow shovelling once and for all

It might sound like magic, but banishing snow from your driveway without lifting a finger is a trick that's within reach for Calgarians.

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Dec. 07, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Six ways to lower your home heating bill this winter

Calgary's winters are bad enough without having to worry about the expensive heating bills that often accompany plummeting temperatures. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to limit the damage and save a bit of cash in the process.

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Oct. 19, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Winterproof patios: how to equip your outdoor space for all-season enjoyment

As summer days give way to cooler weather, good times had on the patio or balcony need not end – especially, when outside is one of the safest places to be thanks to COVID-19. From simple additions to more elaborate fixes, there are many ways to winterproof outdoor spaces for year-round enjoyment.

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Jan. 24, 2020 | Gina Sutherland

Five steps you can take to reduce energy use this winter

Most of us remember mom reminding us to turn off the lights when we left the room or to make sure the door was shut properly when we came in from the cold. It turns out she was right.

With just a 10 degree drop below zero, a typical Albertan household could see their electricity consumption go up by about eight per cent and natural gas consumption go up by about 40 per cent.

CALGARY ALBERTA - December 12th, 2015; Jeff Taylor, President of MYHEAT is photographed in his office in Kensington on December 12th, 2015 (for ) (Adrian Shellard for CREB)

Dec. 21, 2015 | Andrea Cox

Seeing red

Developing technology being used by Okotoks to reduce homes' carbon footprint

As the holiday season approaches and homes light up like Santa's workshop, energy costs will spiral to top of mind for budget-conscious homeowners.

"Certainly, energy efficiency is always on the radar, but even more so during this economy and at this time of year," said Dawn Smith, sustainability co-ordinator for the Town of Okotoks.

The good news is hope is on the way for homeowners who want to manage their energy costs thanks to ongoing research at the University of Calgary.


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