Circuit Overload from Christmas Lights: How to Avoid “Pulling a Griswold”

Christmas lights are a popular way to add sparkle and color to the holiday season. Get too carried away, however, and you could end up like Clark Griswold—overloading the circuit for the entire city. Okay, maybe not that extreme. But installing holiday lights without any thought for the electrical load or your circuit’s current rating

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Space Heater Safety Tips to Stay Safe and Warm

Especially during a mild winter, many homeowners seek to save on heating costs by supplementing their central heating with other sources of warmth. Portable electric space heaters are a popular choice. Space heaters provide concentrated warmth that you can move around the house so that the heat stays with you. However, it’s important to be

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October is National Energy Awareness Month

Each year, The U.S. Department of Energy recognizes October as National Energy Awareness Month. The goal of the month is to spread awareness about the impacts of excessive energy consumption and promote initiatives to reduce individual energy use. This year’s theme for National Energy Awareness Month is “Change a Light, Change the World,” a campaign

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Labor Day Activities in the Twin Cities

Labor Day in the Twin Cities is awash with festivals, fairs, and outdoor activities galore. The tricky thing is not finding something to do, but making a decision! If you’re still up in the air about your long weekend plans, we’ve put together an itinerary of options. Minnesota State Fair Of course, no Minnesota summer is

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Bonfe Named a 2016 Top 150 Workplace by Star Tribune

Minneapolis, MN (July 5, 2016) – Bonfe has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces is an annual report the Star Tribune compiles in partnership with WorkingDynamics, a company that specializes in employee engagement and organizational health research. The results of the Top Workplaces survey

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The Best Type of Sprinkler System for Your Lawn

Are you thinking about installing an automatic sprinkler system to keep your lawn watered and healthy this summer? Before you make a decision, you should first consider all the different types of systems available. Depending on the landscape of your lawn and the location of your home, one system might make more sense than another.

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Long-Term Effects of Hard Water on Home Appliances

The detrimental effects of hard water on your home are numerous and varied. Most homeowners know how to recognize common signs of hard water: white residue on freshly washed dishes, itchy scalp and dry hair, difficulty cleaning soap scum from bathroom surfaces. However, what you may not realize is how damaging extended exposure to hard

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Minimize Spring Indoor Allergy Symptoms

Spring can be a rough time for people who suffer from allergies. For some, even being indoors may not bring you any relief. If your runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes follow you inside, that’s a sign that your home air quality may be compromised by a number of common indoor allergens. To find relief

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Stay Safe and Dry During Spring Basement Flooding

Under the right (or wrong, as the case may be) circumstances, any basement can be prone to flooding. As we head into the infamous month of spring showers, it’s important to be aware of your home’s flood risk and to be informed about the steps you should take to protect your home and your family

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6 Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Postpone

At the end of a busy week, the last thing you may feel like doing is to spend your Saturday taking care of home repairs. But the longer you let certain problems go without a fix, the worse they’ll get. If you leave it too long, it will require a greater investment of time and

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