Sustainable Ways to Save Energy in Your Home This Summer

Save EnergyBy Jane Blanchard (Guest Contributor)

Maybe solar panels aren’t a viable option for you right now, but you still want to save as the sunny season sneaks upon us. You don’t have to go to drastic measures to keep from using too much energy in your home this summer. Instead, consider of a few small-scale improvements that add up to big-scale savings.

Turn off Your Cooling System at Night

Even if your home would be stuffy without air conditioning during a blazing summer day, summer nights can be mild enough for nothing more than open windows and fans. Remembering to turn off your air conditioning before going to bed is a big energy and money saver. Just don’t forget to close the windows in the morning to keep the sun from spiking up the temperature. During the day, set the thermostat as high as you can while still remaining comfortable so that your cooling system will come to life less frequently. Continue reading

5 Things To Do To Prepare for the 2015 Camping Season

Camping Survival CentralBy: Robert James Studer
From: Survival Central

Spring has sprung, and now is the time to start (if you haven’t already), thinking about getting ready for the 2015 camping season.

Here are 5 things to do now to prepare for the upcoming prime time camping season so you and your family can sit back and enjoy the summer.

  1. Make Your Reservations Now!
    Campground spots fill up quickly. Don’t wait until the last minute to book your campsite or lodging – whether it’s a cabin, cottage, or lodge. To find a campground in the area(s) you’re looking to visit, All Campgrounds of Canada, has one of the most comprehensive list of camp sites on the web. Continue reading