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  1. 4 electrical projects to improve your home

    If you think of your home as a body, the electrical system is undoubtedly the beating heart, constantly providing energy through the walls and pumping power into everything from the HVAC system to your toaster.

    However, just like many critical systems in your own body, you often donít even notice everything the electrical system does until something goes wrong! Here are four electrician projects that can improve your home and protect against future disaster. These are complicated tasks, ...
  2. What to look for in a furnace inspection

    Even as hot weather covers most of the nation, chillier fall days may be closer than you think. Right now is the perfect time to check up on your heating system and make sure itís ready for fall and winter. HVAC pros are already getting their schedules filled up, so if you want an inspection, itís best to call them sooner rather than later. Not only does this get your system prepped with plenty of time, but you can complete any necessary repairs before you really need the heat. The last thing you ...
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    HVAC
  3. 4 tips for preparing your home for severe weather

    Hurricane season is descending on some coastal regions, and that means itís time to prepare for potential weather disasters. However, even if you donít live in a hurricane zone, every part of the nation runs some kind of weather risk, ranging from tornadoes and storms to floods and earthquakes.

    Weíve offered these tips to get you started on a plan. For fully detailed information on how to prep for severe weather, including advice specific to particular problems, visit the Federal Emergency ...
  4. Planning for a smart home future

    Smart tech advances fast. Every day it seems it gets less expensive and more user-friendly. Before you invest, think about your needs and goals, and consider these tips to make your home a little smarter and your life a little easier.

    Most smart tech can be smoothly integrated into an existing home. You donít have to rewire your whole house for voice-activated light bulbs! However, the more tech you add, the more your infrastructure needs may change. Consider these projects to plan ...
  5. How should I protect my trees in summer?

    Summer can be a dangerous time for trees. Although theyíve made it through winter snow and spring rains, summer storms can be sudden and harsh, and the wind and rain pose a serious threat to the trees in your yard.

    In particular, a tree thatís already stressed by existing damage is vulnerable. Your best bet against this is a strong defense. Take stock of your trees now and seek out professional help if necessary.

    Checking out your trees

    Perform a self-inspection ...
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    Garden, Landscaping
  6. Paint color mistakes to avoid

    Thinking about painting your home? Make sure you choose your colors carefully!

    Itís a minor job compared to other home renovations, but how you paint your home and plan your wall and trim colors makes a major impact on how you use your space.

    But you can put this to work when designing your painting plan. Your color and finish choices can make a bold statement, so choose wisely.

    Choosing the right properties of color

    Color is the first thing you ...
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