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2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award WINNERS!

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Krumpers Solar Blinds were announced as the winners of the 2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award.

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Krumpers Solar Blinds, made in Canada, are climate control blinds which regulate the temperature of homes year round to save on heating and cooling.

The Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards are part of the Bank’s customer-focused environmental initiative, Scotiabank EcoLiving. Introduced in 2010, Scotiabank EcoLiving is designed to help enable Canadians to save energy by reducing their household energy consumption, which results in cost savings and positive environmental impact.

The Business Leadership Award for a business providing eco-friendly products or services to the residential sector.

The team at Krumpers Solar Blinds would like to thank Scotiabank for this prestigious award!

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Scotiabank EcoLiving Award Finalist

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Krumpers Solar Solutions has been announced as one of the top three finalists for the prestigious Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award.

The winners will be announced on June 3, 2015.

Krumpers Solar Blinds allow you to enjoy a clear unobstructed view while controlling the temperature of your home.

To read the press release please visit: http://goo.gl/jYMrkK

The Ottawa Citizen Talks about Sunshine & Solar Blinds

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Our solar blinds are getting attention in Ottawa! In a recent article by the Ottawa Citizen Marketplace: 9 window dressings that let the light in but keep the heat and UV rays out our solar blinds are featured for their UV protection and sense of style. With the hot summer days on their way investing in solar blinds means investing in a cooler more energy efficient home. Did you know, our solar blinds are transparent?  Making a perfect minimalist  addition to any room. Show off your windows! Read the article here »

A well kept secrect: Healthy Home Tax Renovation Credit for Seniors

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Article Source: Ontario Ministry of Finance

The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a new permanent, refundable Personal Income Tax credit to assist with the cost of permanent home modifications that improve accessibility or help a senior be more functional or mobile at home.

The credit is worth up to $1,500 each year, calculated as 15 per cent of up to $10,000 in eligible home renovation expenses that will help seniors stay safely in their homes. It can also be claimed by senior homeowners and tenants, and people who share a home with a senior relative.

Amounts claimed by couples are subject to a combined maximum of $10,000 in eligible expenses per year. Different family members in a shared home can claim the credit. However, the total amount of the eligible expenses that can be claimed, per year, by all of those family members cannot exceed $10,000.

What expenses qualify?

Some examples of eligible expenses include:

  • certain renovations to permit a first-floor occupancy or secondary suite for a senior
  • grab bars and related reinforcements around the toilet, tub and shower
  • handrails in corridors
  • wheelchair ramps, stair/wheelchair lifts and elevators
  • walk-in bathtubs
  • wheel-in showers
  • widening passage doors
  • lowering existing counters/cupboards
  • installing adjustable counters/cupboards
  • light switches and electrical outlets placed in accessible locations
  • door locks that are easy to operate
  • lever handles on doors and taps, instead of knobs
  • pull-out shelves under counter to enable work from a seated position
  • non-slip flooring in the bathroom
  • a hand-held shower on an adjustable rod or high-low mounting brackets
  • additional light fixtures throughout the home and exterior entrances
  • swing clear hinges on doors to widen doorways
  • creation of knee space under the basin to enable use from a seated position (and insulation of any hot-water pipes)
  • relocation of tap to front or side for easier access
  • hands-free taps
  • motion-activated lighting
  • touch-and-release drawers and cupboards
  • automatic garage door openers

Healthy Home Renovation Check

Contact Krumpers to install a new set of Krumper Solar Blinds to reduce heating and cooling bills by up to 40%.