Fall into Savings with BC Hydro Power Smart Online Rebate Program

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From October 6th – November 17th, you can save up to $300 on qualifying ENERGY STAR® appliance purchases with BC Hydro’s Power Smart Online Rebate Program! BC Hydro and Trail Appliances are making it easy for you to save when upgrading your home appliance to an ENERGY STAR® certified appliance.

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What You Need to Know About Buying Apartment-Sized Appliances

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Blomberg KitchenCozy, quaint, space-saving, whatever you name it, with house prices skyrocketing in Greater Vancouver, smaller apartments and condos are becoming the norm. And whether you’re a busy professional who just bought their first place, or a family living in a narrow downtown building, there may be some unique challenges when it comes to finding or upgrading appliances for a smaller space. The good news is there’s no need to sacrifice design or functionality thanks to the many manufacturers who cater to apartment and condo owners. Continue reading

5 Buying Tips for Clearance Products

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Are you in the market for some new appliances but need a bargain? Buying appliances found on clearance is a great way to save on your next major appliance purchase without sacrificing quality. While some products can have cosmetic scratch and dents, some are like new. Here are some tips to find the perfect appliance at a great price, without running into any surprises.

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Keep Air Quality Constant In Your Home

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Just looking out your window, you’ll notice a haze surrounding your neighbourhood. This haze is a direct result of smoke from nearby forest fires that has Environment Canada issuing an air quality advisory.

An air quality advisory is a warning that particle pollution is high enough to threaten the overall health of individuals, notably children and the elderly. Many B.C residents living in affected areas have experienced some negative effects of lingering smoke including sore eyes, coughing, and a runny nose. Continue reading

Built-In Appliances Offer a High-End Look, Minus the Price Tag

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Bosch built-in kitchen whitePlanning a kitchen reno? Don’t discount built-in appliances—(you know, the sleek ovens and fridges you’ve spent hours drooling over on Houzz)—because you assume they’re out of your price range. Seamlessly integrated alongside kitchen cabinetry, the new generation of refrigerators, wall ovens, cooktops and even microwaves, add value to your home—and can be surprisingly affordable.
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Five Tips for Grill Maintenance

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Knowing how to clean your grill is just as important as cooking on it. In fact, one can affect the other.

Leftover grease, oil and burnt-on foods can stick to cooking grates and affect your prized protein, ruining the taste and the backyard patio party you’ve been preparing for. Avoid the mistake of leaving all the cleaning to the last minute and follow these five easy steps: Continue reading

How To Load Your Dishwasher Properly. Seriously.

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open dishwasher view from topDishwashers are a staple appliance in most North American households. They take away the time-consuming task of hand washing your dishes and makes it more efficient. However, you’re probably familiar with the long-standing arguments around proper dishwasher loading techniques, such as whether or not you need to rinse your dishes first. The tips in this post should put an end to your arguing once and for all – at least when it comes to the dishwasher!
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