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Farewell Dust Bunnies!

dust-bunny-x After August 2016 dust bunnies will be a thing of the past.  Or if not completely the past, at least they won’t show up on a daily basis! Our future holds Prairie Spruce Commons with in-floor hydronic heating and cooling!

We currently live in a house with forced air heating. We have our furnace and duct works cleaned annually, and we have one of those lifetime carbon air filters on the furnace. I clean the filter, as directed, on a regular basis, and still THEY come. Dust bunnies! I grew up in a home with hot water radiant heating. We had dust – after all there were five kids, and we tore around a lot – but we did not have daily dust bunnies.

Here are the Top 7 benefits of In-floor Hydronic Heating and cooling:

  • gives an even heat;
  • is more energy efficient;
  • contributes to healthier air;
  • reduces allergens;
  • is absolutely silent;
  • doesn’t dry the air; and best of all
  • does not produce dust bunnies! 

So don’t take it personally dust bunnies, but you and I are going to be parting company.

Brenda MacLauchlan

8 Benefits of Joining our Friends List

I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. – Jon Katz

The Prairie Spruce Lawn Bowling Team
The Prairie Spruce Lawn Bowling Team

Are you interested in cohousing but not at a point in your life where you are ready to live at Prairie Spruce?

Cohousing groups create social and cultural opportunities that individuals themselves may not have. As we’ve done regularly over the last year, Prairie Spruce can host speakers, musicians, artists and special events. We can also engage in initiatives and lobbying for better, more sustainable communities. While our common community voice and presence is stronger than that of any one individual, our voice would certainly benefit from your additional participation and involvement. Having more “Friends” makes our voice stronger. Plus, social events are more fun with more people!

8 Benefits of Joining

We expect many of our “Friends of Prairie Spruce” may not be prospective owners at Prairie Spruce but that shouldn’t prevent you from being part of the broader Prairie Spruce community and experience. For now, being a Friend would give you access to participate in:

  1. Workshops on group facilitation, active listening, & conflict resolution
  2. Organized group classes (yoga, beer making, cooking, etc,)
  3. Concerts, art shows and film screenings
  4. Lobbying for better community
  5. Special community potlucks
  6. Special early access “Friends Only” tours of our new homes
  7. Random acts of generosity, kindness and support (aka, friendship).

Plus, you’d get to meet and become friends with some of the best people I know in Regina!

Consider this your invitation to join our Friends of Prairie Spruce group. We’d love it if we could welcome you in person by joining as at our free screening of the Happy Movie this Sunday at the Cathedral Community Centre. If Sunday doesn’t work for you, please send us an email at prairiesprucecommons@gmail.com with the subject “Friends” and include your name, email address and phone number. We will create a special email list of our Friends and should you ever decide you want to be removed, you can easily unsubscribe. There will be no fee for becoming a Friend of Prairie Spruce (although there may be cost recovery fees for specific events).

Join us on our journey to the heart of community!

Henning

Save Money on Water, Natural Gas and Electricity…

Save money on water: we’re Grey Water ready.

  • Grey water systems use water from the sinks, dishwasher, showers and baths and pumps it back to use for the toilet and taps outside.
  • Grey water systems can save you up to 30% on your water bill annually.
  • In a world that is slowly running out of water, grey water systems reduce your water consumption by up to 30%, that’s a lot of water saved!

Save money on gas. Geothermal/radiant in-floor heating and cooling has many benefits.

  • It’s cleaner than a forced-air system because you aren’t blowing dust around.
  • Gas boilers usually have to be replaced of need to be fixed in a major way every ten years, radiant in-floor heating can last up to fifty years, needing very little upkeep or maintenance.
  • The payback on the investment of radiant heating for houses and small buildings is said to be between five and seven years. For a condominium even a generous eight to ten years isn’t a bad payoff period when you consider we live in our house for several decades on end.
  • In-floor heating is more efficient because it heats where you are, near the floor.
  • The cost savings over a conventional heating and cooling system annually are approximately 30-60%.

Save money on electricity. Why we believe solar is a brilliant idea.

Don’t forget we’ll be talking about solar photovoltaic power with local expert Ken Compton at Nature’s Best this Wednesday August 20th. Hope you’ll join us there!