13 tips to drive pollutants out of your home

The sources of air pollution in our homes are multiple. A few simple steps to take to breathe better. The sources of air pollution in our homes are multiple. A few simple steps to take to breathe better. Allergies, headaches, hives, nausea, irritation of the throat and eyes, even fatigue and weakening of the immune system… The consequences … Read more

Hearths: Questions and Answers

Can a gas stove be converted from propane gas to natural gas? How often should I remove the ashes from my wood stove? What are the advantages of a high-efficiency appliance? Our experts answer several questions about the world of fireplaces. Can a gas stove be converted from propane gas to natural gas? Yes, it is possible … Read more

How to maintain your hob?

Stainless steel, enamel, vitroceramic, gas… Hobs require adequate regular maintenance to last a long time. Here are some effective recipes. Maintenance depends on the material and the firing method. In any case, avoid letting the stains dry on the plates in order to be able to remove them easily, while taking care not to burn yourself. Ceramic … Read more

10 tips to reduce our electricity bill

We can put our Hydro account on a diet by adopting simple and inexpensive actions. 1. We tackle air infiltration Heating monopolizes more than 50% of our electricity bill. Where we can intervene is by eliminating air infiltration, a source of heat loss. How? By installing weather stripping around doors, caulking window frames where necessary with insulation, putting … Read more

We treat ourselves to a raclette oven

The raclette oven is popular right now. It is an electric hot plate with, below, a space that accommodates small pans. Slices of cheese are melted in the pans, while meats, vegetables and more are cooked on the griddle. This type of oven serves 4 to 8 people, depending on the number of pans included and the size … Read more

Choose your credit card

Things have changed a lot since the appearance of the first credit cards in the United States in the early 1950s. At the time, these pieces of cardboard only allowed you to eat in restaurants that were members of the Diners Club. Today, there are more than 200 credit cards available in Canada, according to the … Read more

Tips for reducing food packaging

Purchases to avoid Individual servings. Example: small pots of yogurt or puddings surrounded by cardboard, cheeses, cookies, and baby carrots in snack formats. Fruits and vegetables or meat and fish are placed in styrofoam trays and covered with plastic wrap. Soda, juice or water bottles are held together by plastic ties or in plastic wrap. Toothpaste … Read more

Simple tips to save energy

Heat as needed Heating represents on average 50% of the energy bill. However, it is possible to lighten the bill, while improving our comfort. To do this, we set the thermostats to 18 oC at night, or when we are away for more than two hours and to 21 when we are at home. The temperature of … Read more