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At Home: 8 Energy-Saving Tips

Energy costs account for a considerable amount of every homeowner’s budget. According to the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), the average annual utility costs are $2,200. Trimming that expense, even by a few dollars, can save hundreds each year—and save the environment from the effects of excess consumption. Start saving energy at home with these tips, shared... (more)

7 Tips for a Healthier Home

A healthy home — one free of bacteria and pollutants — requires upkeep in several areas. Fortunately, many healthy home maintenance tasks are simple, and can be done in a matter of minutes. “Small actions can make a big difference when it comes to creating a healthier home,” says Sarah Norman, director, Healthy Homes and Communities for NeighborWorks... (more)

7 Weird Ways to Clean Up Kitchen Messes

By Barbara Pronin  Everyone seems to gather in the kitchen, and that may be one reason why it’s ground zero for major messes. You may already rely on vinegar and water to wipe down countertops and other areas, but, notes home projects guru Bob Vila, there is a world of other and more surprising cleaning options out there just perfect for making KP duty... (more)

4 Home Maintenance Projects to Do This Fall

As summer comes to a close, this time of year is ideal for homeowners to establish a fall home maintenance checklist. While warm weather still permits, be sure to pencil in these tasks, recommended by the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA), before cooler temperatures set in. 1. Turn off exterior faucets. Un-drained water in pipes can freeze easily,... (more)

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