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Whole House Fans Have a Lot to Offer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 24, 2014

Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century, it's begun gaining in popularity in recent years. Today's...


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Do's and Don'ts to Brighten a Dark Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 15, 2014

Is there a room in your home that you tend to avoid? Chances are it's lacking in sufficient natural light. A dark room tends to project a gloomy, forbidding feeling, which gives off...


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If You Make Only One (More) Green Change

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 08, 2014

Recycling, composting, saving water, buying less, reusing more ... you could well feel that you are already working hard to save the planet. It might be difficult for you to think of...


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Surprising Energy Vampires and How to Subdue Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 17, 2014

Is your home playing host to evil energy vampires? Beware! Also known as a "phantom," an energy vampire is a nick-name for any electrical device or appliance that consumes power even...


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Want to Prevent Frozen Pipes? Here's How.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 16, 2014

When outdoor temperatures drop and cold winds blow, your water pipes are in danger. Inclement conditions can cause them to freeze. Or rather, the water inside will freeze, expanding...