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Winter weatherproofing: Preparing your home to stay safe and save energy

The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills — with nearly half of that going toward heating and cooling. To help homeowners combat the cost of heating a home during the winter months, Valerie Mastalka, a... read more
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5 cleaning tips to save your sanity during the holidays

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. You may have visions of elaborate holiday décor or an extravagant light display to impress your neighbors. As you prepare for the season of parties, guests and entertaining, don’t procrastinate. Prepare now so you can spend more time doing the things that bring you joy this season. Here are five quick ways...
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5 must-do tasks for any home maintenance checklist

Ongoing home maintenance is important to keep the home efficient and safe; however, it can be easy to forget or put off important household tasks. As we prepare for winter, now is the perfect time to conduct key maintenance checks in the home.Here are five easy ways, according to Culligan International, to inspect the home:Check your alarms. Batteries...
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What's making noise in your attic?

Was that a squeak you just heard? A thump? What could possibly be making those noises inside your house, and what can you do to help get rid of whatever pest has decided to move in? The experts at Terminix have some information on what might be going bump in your attic.BirdsChirping or flapping coming from your attic...
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TV viewers have more options than ever

You’ve made the decision to cut the cord. Now, how can you continue to enjoy all your favorite shows in a cost-effective and convenient manner?With multiple ways to access content in today’s home entertainment market, consumers face a challenge: how to get a premium TV experience — live TV, recording capability and access to popular streaming apps —...
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