Home-Improvement

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Winter weatherproofing: Preparing your home to stay safe and save energy

The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills — with nearly half of that going toward heating and cooling. To help homeowners combat the cost of heating a home during the winter months, Valerie Mastalka, a... read more
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5 design show trends to inspire your 2019 renovation

When it's time to remodel and renovate your home, you're no doubt on the lookout for the freshest takes in design and color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment.To go about your home refresh in a thoughtful way, it can help to turn to the top experts in the industry for their ideas...
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Tips for embracing the benefits of natural light

With daylight saving time in full effect, sunlight can be harder to come by. According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), humans spend an average of 90 percent of their days indoors, so savoring every opportunity for natural sunlight is more important than ever, especially during winter months. However, more time spent indoors and longer...
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5 must-do tasks for any home maintenance checklist

Ongoing home maintenance is important to keep the home efficient and safe; however, it can be easy to forget or put off important household tasks. As we prepare for winter, now is the perfect time to conduct key maintenance checks in the home.Here are five easy ways, according to Culligan International, to inspect the home:Check your alarms. Batteries...
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What's making noise in your attic?

Was that a squeak you just heard? A thump? What could possibly be making those noises inside your house, and what can you do to help get rid of whatever pest has decided to move in? The experts at Terminix have some information on what might be going bump in your attic.BirdsChirping or flapping coming from your attic...
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