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Understanding Your Home’s Energy Use

One popular myth about saving energy is that all you have to do is adjust your thermostat and use your HVAC system less. While it’s true that running your heat and AC requires a lot of power, it’s only responsible for about 48 percent of your energy bills each month. Using a programmable thermostat can…

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Update Your Cabinets for a Fresh Look

Replacing your cabinets can be a costly venture. Fortunately, these DIY home improvement ideas can help you give your kitchen and bathroom a fresh, updated look with minimal effort and cost. If you’re happy with the color of your cabinets, give them a good cleaning and replace the hardware with something more current. You’ll be…

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Oops! I left a Window Open During Radon Testing

It’s easy for little things to slip your mind when you’re having fun with your family. Maybe you scheduled a family outing or a romantic date while your home is getting checked for radon. Then you remember that someone accidentally left a window open. Do you have to repeat the test? Getting Reliable Results Well…yes.…

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Will New Windows Provide Energy Savings?

When it comes to your monthly bills, one of the bills you have the most control over is your energy bill. Everyone has advice on how to save energy and money. If you want to save the most money, you have to be able to separate fact from fiction. New windows are one myth about…

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Stylish and Pet-Friendly Home Upgrades

If you share your home with a furry friend, there are plenty of DIY home improvement ideas that can help you create a stylish space to make your dog or cat feel happy and relaxed. First, choose a location where you know your pet will be comfortable. It’s a good idea to pick a spot…

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Restore Your Outdoor Deck to Its Original Condition

Your outdoor deck is a valuable extension of your home’s available living space. Because your deck must hold up under everything from rain to snow to intense sunlight, it is essential to give it the attention it needs during your home maintenance in March. Start by cleaning your deck of any dirt it has collected.…

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Make the Most of Unused Space With Simple Shelving

If you’re looking for an easy way to create extra space in your home, some simple DIY home improvement ideas can help you make the most of what you already have. Corners are often neglected, because most furniture is typically centered on your walls. However, you can utilize these areas while giving any room a…

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The Myths of Heavy Curtains and Energy Savings

When it comes to saving money on monthly energy bills, homeowners are willing to try just about anything. There are ways you can save time and money by not bothering with any of the myths surrounding energy saving. One of the many myths is that you should use heavy curtains for energy savings. What Heavy…

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Should You Use an Electric Heater to Stay Warm Indoors?

During the chilly months, are you reaching for an electric heater to stay toasty and warm? If you’re trying to save on heating costs by leaving your thermostat where it is, you’ve fallen for a myth about saving energy that just isn’t true. Running an electric heater is often much more expensive than setting your…

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Can You Test for Radon Yourself?

As a homeowner, you want your house to be a safe place for everyone who occupies it. If you have recently moved in, are thinking of selling or are just curious about your radon level, a radon test is the only way to get answers. The good news about radon testing is that you can…