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13 Expert Tips for Dazzling Christmas Lights

Better Homes and Gardens’ Christmas Ideas Editor Ann Blevins shares some great tips to help you create a beautiful holiday display of lights for your home! If you’re a Christmas lights novice, light just two or three items, such as trees or bushes, to serve as focal points. Add new displays each year. . Only use lights with the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) label and be sure you’re using lights designed …Read More

Getting the Bang Out of Your Buck on Home Renovations

Even if you’re not planning to sell your home anytime soon, it’s an inevitable question when you consider remodeling: How much will this improvement add to the value of my home? What improvement can I make that won’t break the bank? Some improvements bring you a higher return than others depending on what your remodeling goal is. For instance, the top-ranking home improvement was a new front door, which on …Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning And What You Can Do About It

Let’s start by identifying what is. It’s  a colorless, odorless gas produced by the incomplete burning of any carbon-containing material, including gasoline, natural gas, propane, coal or wood. CO is dangerous because it replaces oxygen in the blood and interferes with the transport of needed oxygen to cells in the body. Winter can be a beautiful time of the year. But it is also the season for blustery storms, power …Read More

Tips For Business Owners To Save On Energy Costs

Often businesses are forced to run their operation pretty lean in this economy but often times we overlook the obvious such as how we use electricity in our business space! Here are some tips that can help you cut costs and save. 1. Number one on our list is to start monitoring your electricity usage. Once you can see where you are potentially wasting electricity, it’s easier to take action …Read More

Smart Thermostat Learns Your Home

This amazing Learning Thermostat can save a ton of time and money. It’s also for the tech-savvy with it’s built-in Wi-Fi options which allows you to control it right from your phone! Stop Wasting Energy Your thermostat controls about half of your energy bill – that’s as much as the refrigerator, lighting, TVs, stereos and computers combined. Problem is, a lot of that energy is wasted heating and cooling an …Read More

Was That The Doorbell?

The trusty doorbell has been a mainstay for home for as long as we can remember! These modern day counterparts to the old door knockers come with many different sound options, decor options, shapes, sizes and colors these days. We often take these behind the scene devices for granted until something goes wrong and they stop working or malfunction. The parts of a typical doorbell system are the push button, …Read More