Archive for May, 2015

Hurricane Season Will Be Mild This Year, NOAA Predicts

Prepare for a hurricane

After months and months of unrelenting snow and winter storms, there is finally some good news in terms of the weather. The upcoming hurricane season will be an especially mild one, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center (NOAA) reports. “The coming Atlantic hurricane season probably will have fewer storms than normal for the third year running — thanks in part to El NiƱo,” CNN explains. Just three to six storms are likely to form. Even so, being ill-prepared for a hurricane is always a mistake.

Expect The Unexpected

First and most importantly, the NOAA warns that such a prediction is just that — a prediction — and it may or may not be a true reflection of what ultimately happens. Even if conditions appear to be favorable and m

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The Truth Behind the Three Biggest Myths Surrounding Your Home’s Thermostat

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The programmable thermostat is one of the smallest heating and air conditioning parts — but its significance can’t be overstated. Your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) thermostat is incredibly powerful for its small size.

In fact, simply installing a programmable thermostat can help you save an amazing $180 on your HVAC bills every year! And when these devices only cost about $25, a thermostat will quickly pay for itself in savings. When used correctly, it’s clear that your programmable thermostat can help you get the most out of y

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Compromise on When Picking Your Custom Cabinetry

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If you’re getting custom made cabinets for your kitchen, they might as well be the best custom cabinets so you can enjoy them for years to come. But how, exactly, can you know you’re truly getting the best custom cabinets? Here are five things you absolutely shouldn’t compromise on, even if you’re trying to be budget-conscious:

  1. Completely Custom Sizing

    One thing that sets truly custom cabinets apart from semi-custom cabinets is that they can be made in absolutely any dimensions you need, maximizing storage space in small or oddly s

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Are You Putting Your Home at Risk? Here Are Three Warning Signs That It’s Time to Get New Residential Doors

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Many homeowners don’t put much thought into their windows and doors until a problem has occurred. Unless a door or window has been significantly damaged, homeowners will often miss the signs that they need to replace these parts of the home.

You may not want to admit that you need new doors for your home, but the writing may be on the wall if you’re ignoring the problem. Here are three big warning signs that it’s time you got new residential doors for your home.

  • #1: You’re spending too much money on heating or cooling. If your gas and electric bill has gone sky high all of a sudden, it might not be you. You might be letting all that air out of your house through the doors. New steel doors are h

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Window Treatments It’s Easy If You Do It Smart!

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It’s rare to see a house without some kind of window treatments, such as vertical blinds, regular window blinds, window shades, or curtains. Indeed, a report in the spring of 2014 showed that almost 30 million Americans reported having bought blinds, drapes, or other various window treatments in the last year. These window treatments serve a number of functions, such as protecting against heat loss, maintaining privacy, or adding texture, color, and other decoration to a room. If you’re considering touching up your window treatments or installing new ones, it’s good to know your options and what might be best for your home and style.
What Are Window Treatments and Why Should You Have Them?
Window treatments are a fancy interior design word for an interior decoration piece placed in, a

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