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Do Energy-Efficient Appliances Really Make a Difference?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
On average, the typical U.S. family will spend around $2,200 annually on their energy bills. Their use of larger appliances, such as dishwashers and ovens, accounts for a large chunk of this number. By replacing old appliances with newer, energy-efficient options, you could save hundreds -- maybe even thousands -- of dollars per year. As a homeowner, however, you’re probably concerned about the cost of a new appliance. Your concerns are valid: a new appliance is a big investment right  ..

Renting vs. Homeownership: What’s Right for You?

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The American Dream has always been to own a home, have a rewarding career, and raise a family. It takes more than just a dream to purchase a home, however. Homeownership is a plunge that requires confidence, commitment, and a strong grasp on your finances. Sometimes, renting is a smarter choice – but not for everyone. Here are the differences between renting versus homeownership, and which is right for you. Renting There are a few reasons why renting makes more  ..

Most Common Household Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
When it comes to protecting our families, especially children, it makes sense to know what household injuries are the most common. It all makes sense to take proactive steps to prevent such injuries. Often, however, a mere accident cannot be helped. The most we can do is reduce the chance of serious incidents occurring. Falling Objects When children first begin to walk, they tend to reach for the nearest object to stabilize themselves. This usually means a nearby coff ..

5 Must-Have Home Repair Tools

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Your home is an investment, pure and simple. To ensure your investment remains stalwart and secure, you need to maintain the premises occasionally. A tool chest is another investment worth your time and money. A small box can easily be kept in the shed or garage without taking too much space. Inside, you should have a selection of tools to make life easier. These five tools are must-haves in any home. Screwdriver Set A simple screwdriver set is easily the best investm ..

4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Home Safer

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Whether you’re preparing for a long vacation or simply want to sleep better at night, improving the safety of one’s home is a vital task worth undertaking. The majority of break-ins occur when a family steps out for a week-long trip to the beach. For the most part, these families tend to forego locking the doors or checking all the windows completely. Do not give an intruder the pleasure of an easy home. Improve the safety of your environment today! Remove Large Bushe ..