Swimming in a pool?
Swimming in your flooded basement?
Does your homeowner’s insurance policy cover damage from leaks and floods? Many of us shell out for our insurance premiums assuming that any shenanigans that go down with our homes will be covered (after that pesky deductible, of course).
The truth: It’s rare for leaks and floods to be covered under most standard insurance policies. As the spring rains and thaws show up in full force, it’s important to be know what to expect.
Click to learn more — and find out what you can do about it!
It happens every year: The mercury hits 50 degrees Fahrenheit and Minnesotans act like they’re on a tropical beach vacation. The coats come off, the T-shirts come out, and the sunburns take us all by surprise.
So why is it that when the same temperature shows up for the first time in September, we all run screaming for parkas and pumpkin spice lattes? And is there an easy way to stay more comfortable all year ‘round without cranking your thermostat up and down? (The answer to that second question: Yes, there is. Stay tuned.)
Can You Save Energy on Your Appliances Without Upgrading to New, Energy-Efficient Appliances? (Yes, and we have three hacks to prove it!)
When you search for ways to save money on your energy bills, it’s common to run across the same advice over and over: Upgrade to new, energy-efficient appliances.
Of course, that is good advice. Energy-efficient appliances can make a huge difference in your energy bill. But it’s also a significant expense up front. What if upgrading appliances isn’t in your budget right now? Can you still save energy on the appliances you have now?
Grab your phone.
Set a timer for ten minutes.
And get ready to lower your energy bills.
No, you don’t have to huddle in a dark, cold house all winter to do it. (We’re in Minnesota so we know how Important it is to stay warm through a long winter—and to stay cool through a hot, humid summer!)
October is recognized as National Energy Awareness Month. The U.S. Department of Energy spreads awareness about the impacts of excessive energy consumption and promotes initiatives to reduce individual energy use. During this month and the rest of the year, it’s important to start thinking of ways you can improve your home energy consumption habits. Below,