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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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Energy Efficient Windows: A Win-Win Solution

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 24, 2014

Energy-efficient windows are double winners. Not only do they decrease heat loss from your home on chilly winter days and nights, they also work to keep out hot air during the peak...


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10 Ways to Stay Cool While Out and About on Summer Days

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 16, 2014

Summer’s here and the temperature is rising. On scorching dry days, you may be very tempted to stay home with the shades drawn, huddled next to your air conditioner or fan. But,...


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Green Awareness Activities for Toddlers to Teens

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 15, 2014

Environmental protection is an issue that affects our children deeply. The condition of the world when they grow up will shape their health and their lives. Even very young toddlers...


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Power Failure! How Long Will Your Food Stay Good?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 10, 2014

Electrical outages have become much more common in the US over the past two decades. Summer storms and winter freezes are both capable of knocking out local power for hours or even...


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Planting a Tree

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

Gardening in your backyard … and front yard, and indoors, and on your balcony … is enjoying a huge wave of popularity among Americans. Everyone seems to want to get their...


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Convert Your Kitchen to Open Plan: Yea or Nay?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 01, 2014

The trend toward open kitchens, which first began back in the 1980s, is still going strong. Decorators tend to love the style and often assume that when you update your home, of course...


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In Praise of Freestanding Kitchen Stoves

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 27, 2014

Designer kitchens, as depicted in recent years via the Internet and glossy decorating magazines, almost invariably feature separate cooktops and wall ovens. Interestingly, though, Consumer...