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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 develop, and today there are scores of home goods that can talk to one another while allowing you total control of your... read more
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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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DIY done simple: 5 projects you can tackle in a weekend

This time of year was made for DIY projects. The weather is perfect, the projects have mounted, youve got the time and the motivation. Now if only you had the budget.Not to worry, DIY doesnt have to be synonymous with expensive! There are plenty of impactful DIY projects that can be tackled quickly and affordably in just a...
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