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Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks?The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light, said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety. Take the time now to help ensure your home is safe and secure.First Alert has outlined some crucial tasks to accomplish before the... read more
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5 steps to a smart home

When it comes to technology, smarter is better. There are smart watches, smart televisions and just about everyone has a smartphone.So what about a smart home?Smart thermostats and lighting timers represent the first steps toward smart home technology for many homeowners, but in a lot of cases, they were the only steps. Since then, technology has continued to...
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Upcoming home improvement? How to navigate big purchases and make wise decisions

Are you planning an upcoming home improvement? If so, you are not alone.Higher-than-average renovation spending is expected in 2017, according to a leading consumer magazine, with more than half of homeowners planning to spend money on home improvements throughout the year.From upgrading appliances to gutting entire rooms, big projects can have a big impact on a home and...
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Solving the nation's water problems before the tap runs dry

Cooking dinner, washing dishes, showering and flushing toilets — these are daily activities for most Americans. If you did any of these in the last 24 hours, youve contributed to the roughly 355 billion gallons of water that are used each day in this country.Water is our most basic, physical need, but its also one many people take...
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Garage door industry issues consumer alert

A nationwide garage door repair scam has prompted the garage door industry to issue a national consumer alert. The industrys warning includes four short videos that describe the scam.We believe that hundreds of garage door and opener customers are victimized by these scammers every single day in America, said Bearge Miller, president of the Door and Access Systems...
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