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Lifespans of Appliances in Your Home

Lifespans of Appliances in Your Home

If your appliances came with your house, you may not be sure of their age. Knowing the lifespans of appliances in your home will help you budget for new ones. Furthermore, newer models are more efficient, so they will lower the cost of utilities. Read more to learn...

The Connection Between Radon and Lung Cancer

The Connection Between Radon and Lung Cancer

The connection between radon and lung cancer is important to know about. Still, not enough people get their homes tested for this dangerous gas. Read on to learn everything you need to know about radon and how to protect your family. What is Radon Gas and Where Does...

4 Renovations That Add Value to Your Home

4 Renovations That Add Value to Your Home

When you are planning to sell your home, you want to present the property in the best possible light to get a good return on your investment. The following projects are among the most impactful home renovations that a homeowner can invest in, prior to listing a home...

8 Fire Safety Tips for the Home

8 Fire Safety Tips for the Home

Thousands of house fires happen every year. Common causes are cooking, heating the home, and faulty wiring. Follow these fire safety tips to help protect your family and your belongings. 1. Installing Smoke Alarms is the Most Important Fire Safety Tip With smoke...

How to Heat Your Home Efficiently

How to Heat Your Home Efficiently

During the colder months, people spend time indoors where it’s warm. Running space heaters or using the HVAC both use a significant amount of energy and increase your power bill in the winter. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your utility...

5 Simple Ideas for Safe Halloween Decorating

5 Simple Ideas for Safe Halloween Decorating

Halloween decor sets a festive mood for your home, but the process of decorating can be dangerous. Each year, people experience accidents and house fires when decorating for holidays. It’s important to know the basics of safe Halloween decorating. Safe Halloween...

5 of the Most Rewarding Fall Home Improvement Projects

5 of the Most Rewarding Fall Home Improvement Projects

Fall Home Improvement Projects That Make a Difference Fall is the perfect time to complete home improvement projects. You'll be rewarded with a more comfortable home for cold weather and a lower energy bill. Here are 5 fall home improvement projects recommended to...

7 Home Safety Essentials Every Household Should Have

7 Home Safety Essentials Every Household Should Have

When it comes to your family's well-being, it is better to be safe than sorry. Precautions are key to protect your household if disaster strikes. Stock your home with these seven home safety essentials so you're prepared to respond to emergencies. 1. Put Smoke Alarms...

5 Home Maintenance Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

5 Home Maintenance Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

First-time homebuyers may not know to plan for home maintenance costs. When buying your first house, budget for your mortgage and the additional expenses that go along with homeownership. Here are some of the home maintenance items that often surprise first-time home...

Ways to Save Water at Home

Ways to Save Water at Home

During the summer, households tend to use more water than in cooler months. Water bills may increase from watering the lawn and plants, kids playing in the sprinkler, washing your car, or taking more frequent showers. Making efforts to save water at home helps your...

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