Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

Trusted Regina Duct Cleaning expert shares a tip on why it is important to clean your dryer vent.

Clint Orr, the owner of Full Throttle Furnace and Duct Cleaning is extremely professional and very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the equipment that keeps your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer....You will find Full Throttle Furnace and Duct Cleaning in the Regina Cleaning service Category


Here they share their video tip on why it is important to clean your dryer vent:

According to the National Fire and Protection Association there was an estimated 16,800 home fires involving dryers and washing machines in 2010 and the leading factor contributing to ignition was failure to clean the vents.


Call FULL THROTTLE TODAY ..check out their listing here in Regina Cleaning Services on the REGINA DIRECTORY

Trusted Regina mortgage professional shares a tip on reverse mortgages and empowering older homeowners.


When most of us dream of retirement, we imagine ourselves in our homes - sharing a meal with family or just relaxing in a comfortable spot.

But retirement can also bring financial strain. Seniors often face the challenge of managing with less cash flow than they anticipated or coping with unforeseen expenses. 


A Trusted Regina Mortgage Broker empowers older Canadian homeowners with smart, simple ways to use the value of their home during retirement.

For over 25 years The Canadian Home Income Plan (CHIP) our reverse mortgage solution has helped thousands of older homeowners enjoy more financial flexibility without having to sell or move. CHIP might be the solution for you.

CHIP Home Income Plan is a home equity loan available exclusively to Canadian homeowners to convert a portion of your home equity into tax-free cash. But, unlike a traditional loan or mortgage, you never have to make a payment until you choose to move or sell – although you can make payments if you so choose.

The CHIP Home Income Plan has other advantages over traditional loans or mortgages. For example, there are no income qualifications and once you receive the loan, it can never be recalled.



It's called a Reverse Mortgage because unlike a traditional mortgage in which you make regular payments to a lender, the CHIP Home Income Plan pays you! You do not have to make any payments — principal or interest – for as long as you or your spouse lives in your home.

Features of a CHIP Reverse Mortgage:

  • Homeowners age 55 and older
  • No payments are ever required
  • No Income qualifications
  • No Credit requirements
  • Qualify for up to 50% of the value of the home
  • Money can be received as a lump sum, or over time or combination
  • Owner maintains title
  • They can sell or move at anytime
  • Receive the money tax free



Trusted Regina partner shares important information on obesity

There are many reasons that we are overweight and obesity resulting in health issues. 

                                      

There are many reasons that we are overweight and obesity resulting in health issues.  

Behavior
  • Lifestyle behaviors (such as eating habits and exercise) can radically affect a person’s weight. Overweight is caused from an imbalance—eating too many calories and not getting enough exercise. 
  • More calories IN than OUT over time = weight gain
  • More calories OUT than IN over time = weight loss
  • One pound of fat is equal to about 3,500 calories.
  • Stress can cause eating behavior and can cause overeating, and craving for foods usually high in sugar and fat. Stress eating can be a reason for weight problems.

                                                 

Environment 
The environment in which an individual lives and works is a major factor in the development of obesity. For example: 
  • A person may choose not to walk to the store.
  • Fast food restaurants are easy and on your way home from work.
  • Someone may not know how to create healthy meals.
  • Someone may snack on high in sugar and fat food rather than make healthy choices.

                                                       

  • Cultural background can influence weight and food choices. Foods specific to their cultures and regions of the country may be higher in fat and salt than foods from other areas.
  • The affordability, availability of foods and ingredients, causes immigrant families to retain or discard certain traditional foods.  They will start to eat like the rest of the American culture.  This change can lead to obesity.

                                                         
              
  • Family gatherings offer large amounts of food and alcohol, and the opportunity to socialize as well as overindulge in less-than-healthy options.
  • All fast food restaurants in America have “super-size” food.
  • Lower income families are more likely to be overweight and it is usually because “junk food” is less expensive then healthy foods.

                                                

  • Technology has led to more time spent in front of T.V and/or computers rather than physical activity.
  • Commercials exposure us to food advertising.
  • Genetics can play a role in obesity. However, genes do not always predict future health. Genes and behavior are both necessary for a person to be overweight. While genes can make one susceptible to becoming overweight, outside factors (such as lots of food supply or little physical activity) play a much larger role in the development of obesity than genes. 

Other Factors:
  • Some illnesses lead to obesity and weight gain like polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Drugs, such as steroids, some antidepressants, and medications used to treat psychiatric illnesses or seizure disorders, also may cause weight gain.
  • Poor sleep quality may lead to weight gain over time. Sleep apnea may lead to daytime sleepiness and make it much harder for an individual to begin or sustain an exercise program.

Top 10 reasons to give Dad the “Oil Change Spa” this Father’s Day

Great Canadian Oil Change on Quance and North Albert Street in Regina provides oil changes in 10 minutes. No appointment needed! At Great Canadian Oil Change they will always do their best to keep you traveling safely, in a cleaner environment.

They are your Trusted Regina Oil Change experts in the Regina Automotive General category.


Pamper him AND his vehicle!

Dad deserves a gift that he will appreciate and feel treated by!  Is he the type of guy who likes to pamper his vehicle?  Pamper them both by sending him to the Oil Change Spa to relax while our experts take care of the car or truck he loves.  We’ll make sure his vehicle is kept in tip-top shape.  This is the kind of spa that dad will really appreciate!

Now available – electronic gift cards – instantly redeemable – purchase securely – send to your loved one by email, Facebook, text or print. Press here for more information or to purchase.



1. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

We have great hours and no appointment is ever needed.


2. WARRANTY-APPROVED WORK BY TRAINED, KNOWLEDGEABLE, FRIENDLY TECHNICIANS

Our technicians have the expertise you need – some of our technicians have 20,000 oil changes under their belts.  All work is warranty-approved which means the manufacturer of your vehicle recognizes the work that we do.


3. CHOICES

We make recommendations based on information from the manufacturer of your vehicle.  You choose the type of oil you want and add any other service we offer as desired.


4. QUESTIONS ANSWERED

We’ll answer your questions or help you find the answer.


5. RELAX WHILE WE DO THE WORK

Stay in your car and relax how you choose. Our friendly hostess will offer you a choice of complimentary beverage and something to read.  Be entertained by our informative GCOC-TV or watch what is happening below with the undercarriage camera.  Enjoy our free WIFI or even take a (short) nap.


6. TOP UP OF FLUIDS

A top up of fluids is included in the service.


7. MULTI-POINT INSPECTION

A multi-point inspection is also included in the service including checks for leaks and the lights.  We will give you an indication of problem areas in your vehicle if there are any.


8. FAST

An oil change at our shops typically takes less than 15 minutes – you have the rest of the day free and do not have to be without your vehicle for hours


9. NO PUSHY UP-SELLING

You choose what to do with the information about your vehicle from the multi-point inspection.


10. THE AIR FRESHENER

Many of our customers love the complimentary air freshener and other extras like a dash wipe and garbage bag.


You won’t go wrong by getting your dad, grandfather, uncle, brother, son, spouse or partner a gift card to the Oil Change Spa this Father’s Day

To purchase a gift card securely online, press here.  A convenient way to send a gift he will love!

Great Canadian Oil Change Regina – serving Regina and area with pride.


At Great Canadian Oil change in Regina, we follow the recommendations of the manufacturer of your vehicle.  We will verify that your vehicle is due for an oil change before performing it.  We look forward to seeing you for an oil change or for one of the many other services we offer!  See here for the services we offer. http://gcocregina.ca/ 


 

Great Canadian Oil Change on Quance Street and North Albert Street in Regina deserve the Thumbs up from www.trustedregina.com in our Regina Automotive General Category and they are Regina's Trusted oil change experts!