Why Late-Season AC Replacement is a Smart Move

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The dog days of summer are here. The fortunate among us have well-functioning air conditioning system that were built and maintained to take summer’s best on the chin, and yet keep churning out nice cool air. Then there’s another group of home owners. Those whose AC systems were barely up to the cooling demands of […]

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How to Make Every Day Green Laundry Day

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Do you ever look at your utility bills, shake your head, and wonder what you’re doing wrong? Or, perhaps, what else could you do to help save a few dollars here and there? One great way to cut back on energy and water is to change your laundry-day habits. Not necessarily once and for all, […]

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USB Wall Outlets…No Plugged-in House Should be Without Them!

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Does the photo in this blog look familiar? As in, do you have masses of unsightly wires and extension cords all dedicated to charging cell phones and other electronic devices, and sometimes all at once? Then you are definitely a candidate for one of the great modern-day electrical conveniences: one or more USB wall outlets. […]

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Improved Air Circulation Can Help Reduce Your AC Costs

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The older your AC system, the more likely you are to look for ways to reduce your monthly utility bills. That’s because older systems just can’t match their original out-of-the-box energy efficiency. So, unless you make some adjustments around your house, you’re simply going to pay more to cool your home. And while there are […]

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How to Make Your Bathroom Feel Bigger

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Do you have a cramped, small, hard-to-move-around-in bathroom? If so, chances are you’ve learned to live with feeling overly crowded, even when it’s a crowd of one – especially once it hits home that enlarging your bathroom probably means losing your linen closet or shrinking an adjacent room. What’s the practical and affordable answer?  Of […]

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Home Electrical Safety Tips

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Kids have a unique ability to get into mischief, even when you’re convinced you’ve successfully made their surroundings mischief-proof. As if that were even possible! thing! Well, now that another school year has ended and your children will be spending much more time at home for the next few months, the mischief meter could climb […]

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5 Natural Cures for Insomnia

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If you dread bedtime because you’re reasonably sure a good night’s sleep in not in store for you, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. If it makes you feel any better, about 33% of the US population has at least mild insomnia, and many of them struggle to find the magic wand […]

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The Benefits of a Gas Clothes Dryer

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If your clothes dryer were to call it quits today and you were later told it either can’t be repaired or the cost is more than you’re willing to pay, you’re most likely to rush out and buy a new one. Another brand, spanking new electric clothes dryer. But don’t be so hasty, especially if […]

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How to Protect Your Children from Electrical Shock

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While an electrical shock can happen to anyone, children are especially at risk, often simply because they don’t know any better. An electrical shock occurs whenever someone touches an electrically charged object while touching another surface that can conduct the electricity to the ground. Proper grounding, electrical safety devices and avoiding hazardous situations can help […]

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Why You Need Hard-Wired Smoke Detectors

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Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety features a home can have. The challenge is to make sure they operate without fail. Other than routine battery checks and replacement, the National Fire Protection Association recommends that you replace all battery-operated smoke detectors after no more than 10 years. Here’s why: On average, 3% […]

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