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Carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in Ontario
Counterfeit certified cheques being used to pay for on-line items Peel Police are looking for a cheque scammer in Mississauga who is buying on-line items with fraudulent cheques.
Homeowners dropping cable and satellite services Homeowners are looking at other options for TV service providers.
Why professional monitoring makes sense Life Safety, Medical Emergency, Reduced Loss, and Economic Value add up to make monitoring sense.
Smarter Home & Business Monitoring with Automation Customize the security and automation to fit your home and business needs.
Interactive Security Touchscreen in designer colours! User-friendly touchscreen for your Paradox alarm system allows you to upload photos and label your own zones.  Can be used on the EVO192, SP6000, and MG5050 Paradox control panels.
Holiday Fire Safety The most common household fires are caused by fireplaces, space heaters, candles, and stoves.  Learn how to prepare, plan, and prevent to make your home safe for the holidays.
Things to consider when building an in-law or nanny suite Tips to make multi-generation living work for everyone.
Protect yourself from fire
Window Treatments act as insulation. In the winter, heat escapes through the windows. During the summer, heat from the sun's rays increases the temperature inside. Energy-efficient windows PLUS energy-efficient window treatments is the best way to decrease heat loss and heat gain, and ultimately reduce your heating and cooling costs.

  • Save money on utility bills
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Lessen fading of carpets, fabrics, artwork, and wood

Some treatments are more energy efficient than others, so be sure to check a product's R-value and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) rating. R-value is a measure of a product's ability to resist heat flow (important in the cool winter). The higher the R-value, the more insulation it provides and the better it is a reducing heat loss.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient is the amount of solar heat that passes through the window (cools house in warm summer). The lower the SHGC, the less solar heat it transmits.
UV exposure can damage furnishings, floors and fine art. The higher the UV protection, the more UV rays are filtered.
To save energy:
¥ Insulate Against Cold
¥ Reduce Solar Heat Gain
¥ Filter Natural Light
My Smarter Home offers sales and installation of security, audio, and home automation, including Hunter Douglas window treatments.
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