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Emerald Park Homes your Trusted Regina & Region Home builders share a Trusted Tip on Buying a home!

Emerald Park Homes takes great pride in their workmanship, and have some of the finest tradesmen in the industry working together with them to create quality homes. Their focus is: "Our Quality Shows” and if you drive around the communities of White City / Emerald Park located just 8 minutes east of Regina on the #1 Highway, you will see signs on the lots available for your custom designed Emerald Park Home.

Put 20 years of experience in homebuilding to work for you! Emerald Park Homes are TRUSTED REGINA & REGION HOME BUILDERS and they are experts in their industry.

Here they share their first Trusted tip

Thinking about buying a home?

Think about your Needs — Now and in the Future.

Take the time to ask yourself the questions and write down your answers. Buying a home is likely one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime so we encourage all homeowners to make a list and do the research to make good decisions for your family and budget. Determine if this home is going to have to meet most of your needs for the next 5 to 10 years, or is it a more temporary home. Here are some things to consider.

Size

How many bedrooms do you need? How many bathrooms do you need? Do you need space for a home office? What kind of parking facilities do you need? For how many cars?

Special features

Do you need air conditioning? Do you want storage or hobby space? Is a fireplace or a swimming pool high on your list? Do you have family members with special needs? Do you want special features to save energy, enhance indoor air quality, and reduce environmental impact?

Lifestyles and stages

No matter what type of housing you choose, you must have a clear idea of your needs today, as well as your possible future needs. These are some examples of questions homebuyers might ask:

Do I plan to have children? Do I have teenagers who will be moving away soon? Am I close to retirement? Will I need a home that can accommodate different stages of life? Do I have an older relative who might come to live with me?

What Location Should You Choose?

Location is a critical factor. A home with everything you need, in the wrong location, is probably not the right home for you.

Here are some things to consider about location.

•Do you want to live in a city, a town or in the countryside?

•How easy will it be to get to where you work? How much will the commuting cost?

•Where will your children go to school? How will they get there?

•Do you need a safe walking area, or recreational facility, such as a park, nearby?

•How close would you like to be to family and friends?

The CMHC worksheet Home Features Checklist http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/hostst/wosh_013.cfm  can help you think about what you need today, and what you may need in the future. Complete the worksheet and print it.

Emerald Park Homes invites you to take the short drive out to the White City/Emerald Park area located just 8 minutes east from Regina on the # 1 Highway. Our office and friendly staff welcome you to our showroom at 64 Great Plains Road.

Find Emerald Park Homes online or check out their listing here in Regina & Region Home Builders to read the wonderful things their clients have to say about them ... they are your Trusted Regina Home Builders!

 

Trusted Regina fan gives a Trusted Regina Auto Repair & Regina Tire Partner the Thumbs up

www.trustedregina.com is the REAL DEAL..and nothing explains it better than when we get feedback from a happy Trusted Regina fan...who found a Trusted Partner off the directory and had a wonderful experience ..just like we Guaranteed

This is the email we received from Brenda recently about our Trusted Regina Auto Repair & Service and Trusted Regina Tire experts 

 

"After having new front and rear brakes installed (also a new windshield) on my aging 2005 Sunfire by Whitmore Park, I proceeded on a road trip to Saskatoon. Before I had driven very far the car started to shudder and pull to the left. I stopped on the shoulder of the highway and called. I spoke with a friendly guy who advised me to come back right away in case it was something serious ----- he would look at the problem immediately. It was the lunch hour and I'm sure I messed up his lunch break, but he solved my problem (a problem completely unrelated to the the work they had previously done to the vehicle), and had me back on the highway with in the hour........ at no additional charge!

They gave me a detailed explanation as to what had happened, gave me a hug and wished me a safe trip to Saskatoon.

I am a 57 year old single gal who watches every penny I spend. I was more than impressed when I had initially taken the car in for an estimate, and they took the time to give me advice and options that would save me money and keep my car running smoothly and safely in the future. Now that I have experienced the exceptional level of after after-service care, I am happy to say that I am a loyal customer of Whitmore Park. As a matter or fact, this most recent experience  is my second positive experience with them! Thank you, Trusted Regina, I would never have found Whitmore Park with out you!! " Brenda D

 

 

Way to go Whitmore Park..you are setting the standard for all that follow !

When Trusted Regina gives the ' Thumbs up' to a business it MEANS something!

Trusted Regina Fitness Experts share a Tip on stretching.

Check out yout TRUSTED REGINA GYMS & FITNESS EXPERTS here!

Reasons to Stretch

You know you are supposed to stretch before you exercise, but do you know why? Stretching works for us at the cellular level. It elongates the muscles fibers (hint: this is where stretching gets its name) and it increases blood flow to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The cells of your body are then provided with more oxygen and nutrients. Once this has occurred, you start your work out with two main benefits: one, you will be less likely to injure yourself, and two, you will have more energy for working out.

Stretching can also help to build coordination and reduce muscle tension, something everyone can benefit from. Sometimes there are individuals who are in especially high need of stretching, and that would be people who are building muscle mass quickly. If you bulk muscles without stretching them, you will actually lose flexibility in those muscles – think of the guy with huge shoulders whose arms can no longer reach over his head or hang naturally by his side, or the football player who can't sit cross-legged on his heels because of strength training without flexibility training.

Check listings in REGINA FITNESS & GYMS ...to find your REGINA FITNESS EXPERTS on the Regina Directory of Excellence!

 

 

Trusted Regina Electrical Experts share a tip on Energy Efficiency

Trusted Tip on Energy Efficiency 

Looking for Ways to Save Energy?

More and more consumers are switching to energy efficient electricity. They want to make smart decisions when it comes to installing their home with appropriate energy saving devices. By making the switch you not only save yourself money, but you help save the environment from toxic fossil fuel pollution and help to create a more secure energy future for America. It can be a challenge to determine the best steps to take in order to yield the greatest benefit in your home. 

Lighting Dimmers and Timers

Conservation is good for everyone.  

Power Consumption Meters:

A Power consumption meter measures how much energy each appliance consumes to help you find ways to cut back. 

Wireless Lighting Controls:

Reduce unnecessary energy consumption by controlling your lights with dimmers, programmable light switches, automatic lights, sensors and timers. 

Solar Energy Systems:

Reduce your overall home energy costs, qualify for state and federal incentives, and become more environmentally friendly by installing a solar energy system in your home. 

TOP FIVE REASONS TO CONSERVE:

1.Reduce your heating and electrical bills.

2.Reduce water, air and soil pollution. This will not only help the environment, but protect your children and your grandchildren from chemical pollution and disease.

3.Reduce green house gas emissions. This will help reduce the effects of global warming on our environment.

4.Decrease North America’s energy dependence.

5.Decrease need for fossil fuel, oil, coal, propane, and natural gas. With less of a demand for these types of energy we will be on our way to cleaner more responsible energy use.

 

 


Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Regina share a Trusted Tip on reducing energy costs.

 TRUSTED REGINA AIR CONDITIONING AND REGINA FURNACE EXPERTS

 

How can I reduce my energy costs?

 

 

Cooling - keeping cool with out breaking the bank

• Upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioner - Swapping your old, inefficient air conditioning system for a high-efficient one can cut electricity bills by one-third. Consult one of our professional technicians to ensure your system is the right size for your home, and you aren't over- or under-cooling for your space needs. Click here to view our current offering.

• Turn up the temperature - To save electricity during the summer, set the temperature above 75° as every degree below this will add an extra three to five percent to your energy bill.

• Install ceiling fans – Change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fans. In the summer, the blades should operate in a counter-clockwise direction as a way of creating a nice, gentle wind.

• Have an annual maintenance performed – Having an annual maintenance performed on your air conditioner by a licensed technician will help ensure it operates at its peak efficiency and catches any potential breakdowns before they occur.

• Don't block vents in well-used rooms – Keep your supply and return air vents free of objects like blinds, carpets or furniture so your air conditioner can operate efficiently and there is even cool air distribution.

• Close vents in less-used rooms – By closing the vents, you won't be spending money cooling rooms that are used less.

 

 

Heating- with efficiency  

• Upgrade to a high-efficiency furnace - New high-efficiency furnaces use up to 50% less fuel than an older system. It can save you up to 25 per cent of your home-heating costs in one year, and within a few years, you'll have recovered the initial cost of replacing/upgrading your furnace. Choosing a model with an energy efficient motor can save 20 to 50 percent of the energy needed to continuously operate a fan motor. Let us show you the advantages of replacing your old furnace today.

• Have an annual maintenance performed – Having an annual maintenance performed on your furnace by a licensed technician will help ensure it operates at its peak efficiency and catches any potential breakdowns before they occur.

• Install a programmable thermostat – A programmable thermostat enables you to control your home's temperature when you're away or asleep. For every 1° you lower your thermostat for seven hours per day, you save one percent on your heating bill.

• Don't block vents in well-used rooms – Keep your supply and return air vents free of objects like blinds, carpets or furniture so your furnace can operate efficiently and there is even heat distribution.

• Close vents in less-used rooms – By closing the vents, you won't be spending money heating rooms that are used less.

• Install ceiling fans – Change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fans. In the winter, the blades should operate in a clockwise direction helping to push the warm air from the ceiling down into the room.

 

Check out the GREAT things  Total Plumbing , Heating & Air conditioning clients had to say about them here in the Regina Air Conditioning & Furnace or the Regina Plumbing category- they are YOUR Trusted Regina Heating and Cooling experts! 

 

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