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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 15, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE G4 G 4 SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 HOMES winnipegfreepress. com For additional advice on saving energy… call us at 204- 480- 5900 in Winnipeg, or 1- 888- 624- 9376 ( 1- 888- MBHYDRO). * Manitoba Hydro is a licensee of the Trademark and Official Mark. You can also visit hydro. mb. ca or email powersmartexpert@ hydro. mb. ca. Upgrading your insulation Manitoba Hydro – your energy expert Your home has a building envelope that includes the exterior walls, foundation, roof, windows and doors. The envelope should keep out extreme temperatures, moisture, dust, and wind. By properly insulating your building envelope, you will reduce heat loss, create a more comfortable living space, and reduce your energy bills. Some of the signs that might indicate insulation problems are high heating costs, cold walls and floors, uneven heating levels within your home, or mold growth on your walls. The initial amount of insulation added to an un- insulated area makes a big difference, and adding insulation to top up an area that isn’t sufficient also contributes to helping cut heat loss. The measure of how well insulation material resists heat transfer is called its R- value, while the metric equivalent is RSI. The higher the R or RSI- value of a product, the better it resists heat transfer. To increase the insulation levels in your home: 1. Determine which areas of your home’s envelope require additional insulation, or may have moisture problems or drafts. 2. Take note of areas in the attic, walls, or foundation that do not have any insulation, as these areas are likely to have the greatest impact on lowering your energy bills. 3. Consider if you will do- it- yourself or hire a contractor. 4. Regardless of which option you choose, do your research. You are more likely to get the results you want if you are knowledgeable about the work. Most importantly, before the work begins, make sure to apply for pre- approval to Manitoba Hydro’s Home Insulation Program. You can do this by filling out an application with your insulation retailer or chosen contractor. If your project and home qualify you will receive a rebate for up to 100 per cent of your insulation material costs. If your home is poorly insulated, the rebate along with the energy savings you will realize will make your insulation project very worthwhile. For tips on inspecting your attic, walls, and foundation, Power Smart * Guides 1- 4 are available online @ www. hydro. mb. ca/ hip. Manitoba Hydro financing options are available to assist you with your insulation project. Sold A look at recently sold homes in and around Winnipeg Compiled by Jason Halstead Real Estate Professionals: We’re looking for your recently sold homes to feature in Sold. Please submit the information listed here as well as a high- resolution photo ( 200dpi). Appearing in Sold is free. Send your home information to Jason Halstead at jjhphoto@ gmail. com Offered at... Bridgwater Forest ADDRESS: 90 Bridgeland Dr. N. ASKING PRICE: $ 429,900 TAXES: $ 4,106.42 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,463 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 3 LOT SIZE: 45 x 96 LISTING AGENT: Matt Blumberg, Monopoly Realty, 204- 232- 6288 Island Lakes ADDRESS: 75 Ebb Tide Dr. LISTING PRICE: $ 379,900 SOLD PRICE: $ 380,000 TAXES: $ 4,667.07 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,649 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 4 LOT SIZE: 109 x 38 LISTING & SELLING AGENT: Apee Panchhi, RE/ MAX Executives Realty, 204- 771- 5500 Linden Woods ADDRESS: 1105- 185 Victor Lewis Dr. ASKING PRICE: $ 174,900 SOLD PRICE: $ 174,900 TAXES: $ 2,015 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 892 BEDROOMS: 2 BATHROOMS: 1 LOT SIZE: Condominium LISTING AGENT: River Heights Vijay Guliani, Realty Plus Inc., 204- 897- 0800 ADDRESS: 220 Lanark St. ASKING PRICE: $ 339,220 SOLD PRICE: $ 347,500 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,410 TAXES: $ 2,891.16 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 1.5 LOT SIZE: 43 x 132 LISTING AGENT: Matt Blumberg, Monopoly Realty, 204- 232- 6288 Elmwood ADDRESS: 357 Washington Ave. ASKING PRICE: $ 154,900 SOLD PRICE: $ 160,000 TAXES: $ 1,609 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 860 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 1 LOT SIZE: 45 x 100 LISTING AGENT: Vijay Guliani, Realty Plus Inc., Westwood 204- 897- 0800 ADDRESS: 55 Longfellow Bay ASKING PRICE: $ 434,900 SOLD PRICE: $ 429,000 TAXES: $ 4,637.84 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,738 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 3 LOT SIZE: 65 x 120 LISTING AGENT: Luda Kozlova, Century 21 Bachman & Associates, 204- 777- 1399 SELLING AGENT: Deborah LeBlanc, RE/ MAX Professionals, 204- 477- 0500 G_ 04_ Aug- 15- 15_ FH_ 01. indd G4 8/ 13/ 15 5: 46: 58 PM

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