Seasonal

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Increase comfort and lower energy bills for the warmer months

As the warm weather creeps in and the country heats up, now is the time for homeowners to make sure theyre doing their part to help increase comfort and reduce energy bills.From the exterior to the interior, the consideration of a few simple tips could mean the difference between a summer thats hot and expensive and a season thats comfortable and wont break the bank.A real "pane" — Use windows to your advantage. Turn off the HVAC if youre in... read more
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Party themes for a summer bash to remember

When summer party season arrives, your guests will be happy to eat the grilled food you serve and down gallons of iced tea, but will they recall your party after Labor Day? Every good host wants to throw a bash guests will talk about all summer and remember long after the first snowfall. A themed summer party can...
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4 easy ways to make your yard an outdoor oasis this summer

Summer is the season when your backyard takes center stage. As warm weather arrives, its time to head outdoors and create a beautiful and lush outdoor space that you can enjoy all season long.Its no secret that backyards are the best place to spend time with family and friends in the summer months, says Chris Lambton, yard and...
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Seasoning tips to help you savor a great grilling season

Flowers are blooming, days are getting longer and temperatures are warmer — you can probably recognize all the signs that grilling season has arrived! But do you know how to best season all the fresh foods youll grill this summer?Sure, a dash of salt and pepper may be all you need for some premium cuts of meat, but...
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Add living space to your home with an easy patio makeover

Everyone looks forward to a shift into summer mode, with its sun-soaked days, flower-scented breezes and velvety nights under the stars.Now's the time to take advantage of a golden opportunity right outside your door. Celebrate summer and all it offers by recreating your outdoor space. Whether its a balcony, a patio or a deck, a few touches are...
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