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Ceiling Fans Are Not Just for Summer. Here's Why.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 19, 2014

Ceiling fans are a great invention. First developed in the 1860s, these fans get the air in your home moving and help cool the atmosphere in summer while consuming much less power than...


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Highs, Lows and In-Betweens: a USA Weather Quiz

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 07, 2014

The United States is a land of great geographic diversity. When you travel around the country, you will encounter an amazing variety of terrain, including mountains and plains, lakes...


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Eco-Friendly Electric Fireplaces: How Do They Stack Up?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 27, 2014

There’s nothing cozier on a crisp fall day than sitting in front of your fireplace, enjoying its warmth and the hypnotizing play of the flames. Add in some good company, your...


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Home Energy Audit: DIY and Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 30, 2014

Lower your energy bills and keep your family more comfortable. If that sounds good to you, it may well be time to perform a home energy audit. This procedure tracks power consumption...


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Is Geothermal Right for You?

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 27, 2014

Geothermal energy is pretty amazing: by circulating water through a series of pipes under your house, you bring the warmth of the earth up in the winter, and force heat and humidity...


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What's the Best Choice of Firewood?

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 02, 2013

Ah, winter. Whether snow is just starting to stick, the skies are threatening rain, or you're basking under a Florida sky, the season is turning, and for many of us, it's going to feature...


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Factcheck: How Wasteful are Steam Boilers?

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 31, 2013

Vintage boilers are common in older apartment buildings and homes, complete with their delightful clanking radiators. (As anyone who has tried to sleep in a room with a radiator going...


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Is a Gas Fireplace for You?

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 30, 2013

The crackle of flames in a fireplace is especially appealing this time of year. It conjures up images of lounging on comfortable furniture, drinking hot chocolate, and snuggling into...