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Winter storm power outages on the rise - 3 ways to prepare

Winter storms can wreak havoc on roads, homes and personal lives. However, facing hours of cleaning up fallen tree limbs, shoveling snow or being cooped up inside with antsy kids might be the least of your worries. Experts predict more frequent and severe storms could lead to lengthy power outages that could affect thousands of Americans this winter storm season.In fact, increasingly severe weather is the chief reason power outages are becoming more likely, according to a National Governors Association... read more
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8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather

As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isnt exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter months. Remember in January 2014 when all 50 states logged below-freezing temperatures...
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Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis

Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury...
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Save energy and money this holiday season

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to gather and celebrate with family and friends. This time of year is also when expenses can soar, especially your utility bills. Thankfully, Chip Wade, HGTV(R) expert, has some advice on how you can save energy, and, ultimately, money, this holiday season:* Holiday lighting: By choosing ENERGY STAR certified decorative...
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Squash the bugs, not your holiday spirit, with these pest-prevention tips

The holiday season and guests go together like twinkling lights and fir trees, or peppermint and chocolate. However, while you might be eager to welcome family and friends to your home, youll probably be less excited to receive a visit from another all-too-common type of holiday guest — pests.Pesky insects invade houses through a number of routes during...
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