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Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Efficiently

Posted by on June 20, 2014 at 15:02 pm

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As the temperatures rise, so do energy costs. We all know running the air conditioner during the summer months can be quite costly, but a cool home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some tips on how to keep your air conditioner running efficiently while keeping those energy bills low, without compromising your comfort.


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Get Your Grill Ready For Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted by on May 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and summer marks the start of grilling season. What better way to celebrate the warm weather than with some barbeque? Your BBQ grill has probably been sitting, unused, for months… and the last time it was opened was when you took off your final burger last summer. Did you clean it?


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Common Washing Machine Problems and Solutions

Posted by on March 13, 2014 at 13:26 pm

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The next time your washing machine isn’t working try checking all the simple things first before you call the repair man. Troubleshooting can save you a lot of time and money. If you still can’t resolve the issue after you have done these simple checks, then it might be time to call professional help.


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How to Mount Your Flat Screen TV

Posted by on January 2, 2014 at 10:30 am

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Mounting a TV on the wall frees up space in the home and gives a much cleaner appearance, but it can be an intimidating task. To help you out, we have put together a how-to guide with tips to mounting your TV so you can avoid the most common mistakes.


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Prepare Your Oven for Thanksgiving with These Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Posted by on November 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and many of us are preparing for opening our home to friends and family. We are going are over our grocery lists, pulling out the table settings, and cleaning and decorating our home in preparation for this holiday. However, there’s one important thing we all may overlook… our oven. We put a lot of faith in our ovens that day, so it’s smart to get it prepared as well.


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Slow Cooker Recipes for Game Day

Posted by on September 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

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Game day isn’t just about the game; it’s also about the food. Whether you are hosting game day at your house or you are hosting a tailgate, you are preparing food your party. Keeping your recipes simple (and of course delicious) will make life a lot easier for you. Here are a few of our favorite slow-cooker recipes that are perfect for game day! What makes these recipes so perfect you might ask? Not only are they delicious and simple, but with the slow-cooker you prepare it and leave it to cook, giving you the opportunity to socialize with your party…which makes you the perfect host!


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Tailgating Tips For Rookies

Posted by on September 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

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Tailgating has been a long standing tradition of Football, and having a successful tailgate takes experience and preparation. If you are about to embark on your first tailgate, you may think you have it all under control…but you’re wrong. Everybody has made a rookie mistake during their first tailgate! Here are a few basic tips from seasoned tailgaters to help you avoid some common first time mistakes on game day.


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Safety Tips for Using a Portable Generator

Posted by on September 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

 

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If you really want to be prepared the next time the power goes out, a portable generator is the way to go! A portable generator can be a life saver when the power goes out… You’ll have the lights back on in no time at all! Portable generators can power most, if not all of your home’s power needs. If you plan on using a portable generator here are the dos and don’ts to operating your generator and keeping you and your family safe.


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How to Prepare for Power Outages

Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

 

prepareWeather can be unpredictable, and we need to keep ourselves and loved ones as safe as possible during a bad storm. There are basic things you can do to prepare your home for loss of power in either the summer or the winter months.


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Deep Fryer Tips for Safe and Perfect Frying

Posted by on September 5, 2013 at 10:21 am

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Football is back and so is deep fried food! Along with barbecue, deep-fried food is a game day favorite. There are lots of fun and delicious recipes, but before you start experimenting with various foods you can fry, read these basic tips for safe cooking and perfect fried food!


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