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Heat Your Home Efficiently and Save

Set the temperature to 20º C during the day and 17 º C at night. Better yet, use a programmable thermostat.Seal cracks and drafts around windows, doors and electrical sockets with caulking or weather stripping.Replace or clean your furnace filter every three months. Dirty filters restrict airflow, forcing furnaces to work harder and use more natural gas.Let the sunshine in keep your curtains and blinds open during the day so the sun can naturally warm up your home.

Don't Hurt Your Back this Winter Shovelling

Tips To Prevent Back Pain When Shoveling Snow

That sharp pain you feel putting away the dishes on high shelf might be traced to lifting a shovel above your shoulder after this month's snow.
Snow shoveling can gift you with pain that keeps on giving, and sometimes won't go away for weeks, or even months. Repeatedly raising the arm when shoveling snow and specially by lifting that snow-filled shovel above the level of your shoulder can lead to several common back injuries. Here are some tips from Ontario chiropractors to help ensure a pain-free winter:
Don't let the snow pile up: If the weather report calls for several days of snow. frequent shoveling will allow you to move smaller amounts of snow at once. It's far less strenuous in the long run. Pick the right shovel: Use lightweight pusher-type shovel. If you are using a metal shovel, spray it with Teflon first, so snow won't stick to it.Push, don't throw: Always push the snow to the side rather than throw it. …