Multiple Uses for a Ductless Air System

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Here’s a pretty common household scenario. A couple meticulously plans what they want included in a basement conversion, about to hire one contractor for the sheetrock, another to lay the floor tiles, a painter, and a few others. They’re all set to OK the project, when it dawns on them: “What about the heating and […]

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How to Get Rid of Pet Odors

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Pets are more than just pets, they’re family. They provide comfort, companionship, and fill your home with unconditional love. Unfortunately, they can often fill it with something else – pet odor. If your fury friends are causing your home to smell less than stellar, follow these tips for freshening things up. Air It Out – […]

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Swimming Pool Safety Tips

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No one needs a backyard swimming pool, right? Not like you need indoor plumbing, a washer and dryer, and a roof over your head. No sir, a pool is pure luxury, especially in a state like Nebraska that doesn’t have the longest of pool seasons. But luxury or not, pools require a lot of work […]

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How to Prevent Winter Melting from Flooding Your Basement

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After one of the snowiest winters in Omaha history, the last thing anyone wants is sump pump failure. Combine record-levels of melting snow and incoming spring rain, and we’re set up for potential disaster. To ensure that your basement stays dry, an efficient and functioning sump pump is the most critical piece of equipment. Now […]

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How to Keep Water Out of Your Basement

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Even though flooded basements are one of the unfortunate aspects of Spring, they still can happen almost any time of year. So, doesn’t it make sense to give your home year-round protection? Obviously, you want to take every affordable step you can to keep water out of your basement. And yet sometimes, that isn’t enough, […]

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The Advantages of Under Cabinet Lighting

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There are times when something is fine as is yet enhanced with a little something extra. Like that little black dress. Perfect on its own, but better with a great pair of shoes and a complementary purse. How about a basket of chips? Not too shabby alone, but often better with a tasty dip. Well, […]

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Should I Replace My Electrical Outlet?

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Every home needs some TLC to help keep it in tip top shape, especially older homes. In fact, unless you keep up with the big and small upgrades and repairs, the task can become downright daunting. While many home improvements are purely cosmetic, many more are not. That’s especially true of home electrical fixtures and […]

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Tips for a Healthier Home Environment

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You could be the most meticulous house cleaner on the planet and maintenance supervisor but still not prevent accidents or illnesses from impacting your family. That’s not a criticism, just a matter of fact.  So, as fundamental as some of the following tips might be, it’s good to keep them in mind for the sake […]

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Budget-Friendly Home Improvements

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Are you thinking about giving your home a little face-lift but worry about over spending? Well, there’s no reason why you should – provided you plan, set a budget, and then tackle just those projects that prevent buyer’s remorse. Here are few ideas to help get you started: Add curb appeal. Make coming home more […]

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Under Pressure: Frozen Pipes

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When water freezes it expands. If it expands too much, pipes can burst, water can escape, and you could be facing serious damage in your home. Winter in the Midwest often means days or weeks on end of single digit temperatures, meaning we’re at a high risk for winter damage like frozen pipes. Here are […]

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