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    There are many ways to grow your own vegetables. Perhaps you’ve been inspired by a trip to the Farmers Market or a strawberry picking adventure with the family. The taste of freshly budded vegetables combined with the convenience of having a mini-grocery store in your backyard is a worthwhile pursuit. It’s not difficult […] Read More

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    Failing to clean the avenues that allow rainwater and snow runoff to reach the downspout can lead to gutter rusting and roof damage. The downspouts direct water away from the house foundation, reducing the likelihood of water damage, which is not usually an easy fix. In addition, the dead leaves stuck there will […] Read More

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  Everyone loves a family vacation. Whether you’re flying off to a tropical climate, or soaking up the sun without leaving town, the times spent with family in sunny summer months are some of the most memorable.   And while every member of the family is surely looking forward to a getaway, a fun-filled family […] Read More

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  Feeling a draft in the air? Drafts bring a chill indoors in the winter and allow heat to seep in during the summer. The air leaks that permit drafts have a significant impact on your energy bill, forcing your heating system to work harder to maintain your preferred indoor temperature level in the winter […] Read More

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  Some like it hot and some like it cold, but everyone likes a lower energy bill at the end of each month. And although everyone has their own go-to home climate, there are optimal home temperatures to keep in mind that will keep you comfortable and potentially save you money.   The best temperature […] Read More

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  Wintertime often means more time inside the home. The cooler weather pairs nicely with warm, gooey baked goods. Chocolate chip cookies are always nice, but why not mix it up a little? Make something that will have you and your family more excited than ever to get home!   Sweet Dutch Baby This recipe takes […] Read More

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  Selecting the right HVAC air filter for your home can often be a confusing process, with so many products available in the market. Being able to choose the best air filter takes a basic understanding of MERV ratings (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value), and how they reflect the quality of the filter.   An air […] Read More

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Choosing an Air Purifier

  While our noses are terrific at detecting some things, like a gas leak, other things, like poor air quality, can be happening well, right under our noses. An air purifier is a great purchase to make if you want the air quality in your home to be better. Air purifiers effectively filter pet dander, […] Read More

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Home Tips For a Better Sleep

    What’s one thing you can’t force, buy or schedule?   Sleep. It’s the to-do that can’t be checked off as easily as the others. Sleep can be elusive and full of surprises but here’s nothing like a good sleep. In fact, the Dalai Lama said “sleep is the best meditation”. During this time […] Read More

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  With the colder, drier air, a home’s relative humidity typically goes down during the winter. This can reduce indoor comfort levels while making the home more difficult to heat (since moist air feels warmer than dry air). Increasing indoor air moisture can improve your comfort level, while also potentially reducing your energy bills.   […] Read More

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