Top 5 Ways You Can Save Energy in Your Home
Top 5 Ways You Can Save Energy in Your Home

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,

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ways to safeguard your home before leaving town
Ways to Safeguard Your Home Before Leaving Town

Congratulations! You’re finally going on that long-anticipated and much-deserved vacation. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the morning you leave to get your house prepped for vacation-mode. Here’s our pre-travel checklist: Unplug and reset the thermostat. Temporarily adjust the thermostat so you’re not wasting energy in an empty house. (A good rule of thumb

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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Electrician

If you’re not an expert about things like electrical panels, wires, outlets, and all the other electrical jargon, you should not attempt to make electrical repairs. While there are some home repairs that you can attempt yourself, such as fixing a leaky faucet, electrical repairs are not included in that list. You should hire a professional electrician

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10 Smart Lighting Ideas That Will Make Your Life Better

You’ve probably heard about some of the smart lighting products out there that you can use to automate your home lighting system. From smart switches to smart bulbs, the technology is pretty cool. But how can you take smart lighting technology from “cool” to useful? We have 10 smart lighting ideas that will make your life

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Smart Bulbs & Switches: What’s Better for a Connected Lighting System?

We’ve officially entered the era when a smart home is no longer a distant sci-fi fantasy, but a real-life actuality for many homeowners. From temperature to security, smart home products are giving homeowners the ability to customize home comfort with the touch of a button—or even voice control. Combining smart bulbs and/or smart switches with

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Best Home Automation Smart Lighting Devices

Automated home lighting has been around in some form for a long time now. Remember when The Clapper first broke onto the scene? The idea that you could turn your lights on and off without getting up to do so manually was a novelty. Today’s smart lighting devices can do so much more than turn lights

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Alexa Compatible Devices to Make Your House a Smart Home

Inviting Alexa into your home accomplishes more than gaining the ability to say, “Alexa, play the new Ed Sheeran album on repeat” or “Alexa, when is Ed Sheeran coming to Minneapolis?” The Amazon Echo integrates with a wide variety of Alexa compatible devices that, altogether, transform your house into a smart home. With Alexa smart

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How to Store Holiday Lights to Prevent Tangles and Damage

Nobody enjoys the chore of packing up holiday lights. When the excitement of the holiday season ebbs away after New Year’s, it’s hard to find the motivation to go through the hassle of taking down holiday decorations and putting them away. Don’t be the house on the block that still has lights up in March! Learn

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How to Fix Broken Christmas Lights: An Easy DIY Checklist

Nothing is more frustrating than untangling your holiday lights and painstakingly wrapping them around the tree, only to discover when you plug them in that…there are lights (or whole strands) that aren’t working. If there’s a light on your tree that won’t light on one side, don’t send it back to the Grinch’s workshop. Use

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Safety Tips for Outdoor Holiday Decorations

October through January is holiday light season, starting with Halloween. Outdoor lights and decorations are a fun way to get in the spirit of the holiday, welcoming trick-or-treaters with a spooky set-up that causes a delightful shiver up the spine. However, if you make a mistake with your holiday light installation, the scare factor becomes

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