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Closed Loop Recycling: What it Means for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

If you're a regular recycler, determinedly hauling your bottles, cans, and paper to the curb or to dedicated drop-offs, more power to you. You are working hard to keep our planet green....


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DIY Statement Light Fixtures -- Fabulous and Frugal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 01, 2015

There's nothing like a gorgeous new electric light fixture installation to power up your home decor. Whether mounted on a wall or the ceiling, statement lighting gives a fabulous focus...


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13 Tips for More Serene Spring Cleaning

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2015

At this time of year, lots of folks feel the urge to start spring cleaning -- refreshing and clearing out their home to greet the new season. However, just when the weather is (hopefully)...


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What in the World is a Chimney Balloon?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 12, 2015

On a winter's evening, there's nothing like sitting next to the cozy warmth of a crackling blaze in your fireplace. But what happens when the flames die away? Since cold air moves downward,...


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Load Calculation is Step 1 for an A/C Install

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 09, 2015

Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes time for you to install new central air conditioning. Choose a system that is just the right size for your home and its particular...