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The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

Tree and Landscaping Hazards Caused by Snow & Ice

Homeowners with well-manicured lawns sometimes dread and fear the arrival of winter, realizing that their precious trees, bushes, flowers, plants, and sod may suffer the effects of "winter kill." And this is a reasonable concern, given the significant investment of time, effort, and money you may have put into your...

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5 Ways to Get Help With Snow Removal for Your Elderly Parents

The winter months are tricky to navigate for anyone, but the group of people who faces the most difficulty is unquestionably the elderly. To start, seniors are very susceptible to slipping and falling--one third of people aged 65 and older falls each year, and approximately 31% of those are due...

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18 Ways to Save Electricity (or Go Green) this Winter Without Sacrificing Warmth

Winter readiness can mean many things, but the desire to "go green" and save on your electric bill must be balanced with the desire to stay warm and comfortable. To put it "colorfully," you want to find a way to go green without turning blue. Below we have 18 winter...

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Keeping Your Home Energy Efficient, Eco-friendly, and Environmentally Safe this Winter

With the rising costs of electricity and home-heating fuels, homeowners are more concerned than ever before about maintaining an energy efficient home. Concerns for safety and for the environment are also high priorities among many homeowners, and thankfully, the very same actions that curb the high costs of home energy...

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Homeowners: Do's & Don'ts for Protecting Your Driveway This Winter

Concrete driveways don’t come cheap. Pouring a standard 1,000 sq. ft. (92.9 square meters) cement driveway will run you anywhere from $2,000-$5,000 (approximately $2,675-$6,688 CAD), and even simple resurfacing will cost you upwards from $2,250 (approximately $3,009 CAD). Since this is a pricey endeavor, you want to do everything you can...

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How to Avoid Common Winter Liability Issues On Your Home's Property

Winter brings with it some legitimate concerns for the safety of your family and of your building due to extreme weather events that may arise. It also, however, brings another kind of concern- a legal concern over being held liable for accidents that may occur on your property.  The question...

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