Make your home greener- your way!

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Published on: January 3, 2018

You want your home to be warm and cozy when old man winter bears down, but you also don’t want it to cost a fortune.  By making your home more energy efficient you are helping the earth as well as your wallet. Starting from small to large scale changes we will walk you through how to make your home greener! 

Small Changes

  • Use an advanced power strip or “smart” power bar instead of individual outlets.
     
  • Combine fans and air conditioners to further reduce your energy bills. This can reduce your air conditioning costs by 14 percent.
     
  • Unplug chargers when they are not in use.  Just one charger won’t make much impact but, collectively, plugged-in chargers can make up 10% of your energy bill.

Bigger Changes

  • Ensure your appliances and electronics are ENERGY STAR® certified. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensures that each Energy Star product is up to government standard and will perform as efficiently as possible. 
     
  • For appliances like washers/ dryers look for the “ENERGUIDE” symbol on the appliance.

Biggest Changes

  • Add Insulation to Your Attic: As hot air rises most heat escapes from your attic. Adding insulation will keep the warm air in and the cool air out. The average cost to adding insulation to your attic is $1,356 which will quickly pay for itself with the money saved on heating bills.  
     
  • Solar Panels: Solar panels are a bit more of an investment but they are worth adding to your plan. You will reap the rewards instantly with solar panels. They will save you money on your electricity bill plus they may qualify for tax rebates. 
     
  • Replace Windows: Windows are often the culprit for draughts and heat loss in a home. By replacing windows with energy efficient or ENERGY STAR windows you will start to save immediately. If your windows don’t need to be replaced but are still draughty, consider sealing/ weather-stripping them. 

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Make your home greener- your way!

Categories: Real Estate News
Tags: No Tags
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Published on: January 3, 2018

You want your home to be warm and cozy when old man winter bears down, but you also don’t want it to cost a fortune.  By making your home more energy efficient you are helping the earth as well as your wallet. Starting from small to large scale changes we will walk you through how to make your home greener! 

Small Changes

  • Use an advanced power strip or “smart” power bar instead of individual outlets.
     
  • Combine fans and air conditioners to further reduce your energy bills. This can reduce your air conditioning costs by 14 percent.
     
  • Unplug chargers when they are not in use.  Just one charger won’t make much impact but, collectively, plugged-in chargers can make up 10% of your energy bill.

Bigger Changes

  • Ensure your appliances and electronics are ENERGY STAR® certified. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensures that each Energy Star product is up to government standard and will perform as efficiently as possible. 
     
  • For appliances like washers/ dryers look for the “ENERGUIDE” symbol on the appliance.

Biggest Changes

  • Add Insulation to Your Attic: As hot air rises most heat escapes from your attic. Adding insulation will keep the warm air in and the cool air out. The average cost to adding insulation to your attic is $1,356 which will quickly pay for itself with the money saved on heating bills.  
     
  • Solar Panels: Solar panels are a bit more of an investment but they are worth adding to your plan. You will reap the rewards instantly with solar panels. They will save you money on your electricity bill plus they may qualify for tax rebates. 
     
  • Replace Windows: Windows are often the culprit for draughts and heat loss in a home. By replacing windows with energy efficient or ENERGY STAR windows you will start to save immediately. If your windows don’t need to be replaced but are still draughty, consider sealing/ weather-stripping them. 

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Big Easter Seals donation will help send kids to camp

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Published on: December 14, 2017


‘Tis the season of giving. One of the best things about this time of year is that so many people think of how they can help make their community a better place—and help those who may need that extra generosity. That’s why CENTURY 21® offices across the country recognize “Hot Cocoa Day” (December 13th) by holding a fundraiser for sending kids to Easter Seals camps across the country.

At CENTURY 21® Canada, we’ve supported Easter Seals since 1979 and, since then, have given more than $117 million. This year alone, CENTURY 21® Canada has raised $449,995.38 and the year isn’t over yet!

We’re also proud to connect Easter Seals with REW (Nanaimo-based Real Estate Webmasters).  Inspired by CENTURY 21® Canada’s long-standing relationship with Easter Seals, REW is generously donating $21,000 to Easter Seals. The founder, Morgan Carey, saw Easter Seals National Ambassador Brandon Liston speak at the C21® Canada Conference and learned how the Kids to Camp program helps kids and families living with disabilities.

And the timing couldn’t be better. Due to a declining support base and less philanthropic giving in general, two Easter Seals camps in British Columbia have already announced they won’t operate next year. Families must now try to find another alternative which means a lot of children will not have the opportunity to go to camp. These camps shape the lives of children who attend them and allows children with disabilities to discover their abilities. 

“Camp is more than a game-changer. Camp is a life-changer” says Liston.

As CENTURY 21® franchises across Canada helped support the Kids to Camp program in their provinces with their events, they worked to change lives one cup of cocoa at a time.

 

 

 

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Big Easter Seals donation will help send kids to camp

Categories: Real Estate News
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Published on: December 14, 2017


‘Tis the season of giving. One of the best things about this time of year is that so many people think of how they can help make their community a better place—and help those who may need that extra generosity. That’s why CENTURY 21® offices across the country recognize “Hot Cocoa Day” (December 13th) by holding a fundraiser for sending kids to Easter Seals camps across the country.

At CENTURY 21® Canada, we’ve supported Easter Seals since 1979 and, since then, have given more than $117 million. This year alone, CENTURY 21® Canada has raised $449,995.38 and the year isn’t over yet!

We’re also proud to connect Easter Seals with REW (Nanaimo-based Real Estate Webmasters).  Inspired by CENTURY 21® Canada’s long-standing relationship with Easter Seals, REW is generously donating $21,000 to Easter Seals. The founder, Morgan Carey, saw Easter Seals National Ambassador Brandon Liston speak at the C21® Canada Conference and learned how the Kids to Camp program helps kids and families living with disabilities.

And the timing couldn’t be better. Due to a declining support base and less philanthropic giving in general, two Easter Seals camps in British Columbia have already announced they won’t operate next year. Families must now try to find another alternative which means a lot of children will not have the opportunity to go to camp. These camps shape the lives of children who attend them and allows children with disabilities to discover their abilities. 

“Camp is more than a game-changer. Camp is a life-changer” says Liston.

As CENTURY 21® franchises across Canada helped support the Kids to Camp program in their provinces with their events, they worked to change lives one cup of cocoa at a time.

 

 

 

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