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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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
  3. 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 ...
  4. 6 ways to breathe cleaner in your home

    Whether your concerns are about pollen and allergens, overall indoor air quality or just breathing a little cleaner, consider these tips to clear the air.

    1. Install HVAC upgrades

    Ultraviolet lights, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and filters all offer different ways to strip allergens and impurities from your air. These do come at a premium cost, so talk to an HVAC expert about whatís best for you. If you have an older HVAC system, you can improve air quality just by upgrading ...
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    HVAC