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Tips for beating the heat … and saving on home energy

Summer doesn’t have to mean high utility bills to keep your home cool. You can stay comfortable—and save money – with proper air conditioning maintenance and a few other basic steps to efficiently cool your home while easing the demand on your AC sys… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Negative environmental side effects of urban sprawl

Urban sprawl is a complicated issue that has its proponents and its detractors. To many environmentalists, urban sprawl has the potential to be very problematic. As more people try to find more breathing room and larger homes in areas beyond urban c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Stay cool and save money on home AC

The summer heat is on its way, and the Minnesota Commerce Department has air conditioner tips to help you keep your home cool while also saving money. The Commerce Department’s Home Energy Guide features a heating and cooling section that explains ho… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Backyard BBQ devotees use different grilling techniques

Just like some people insist that charcoal grills trump gas grills or vice versa, some backyard barbecue devotees swear by particular grilling techniques. Such lighthearted debates may never end, and novice grill-masters who want to join the fray can… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Conserve water as the mercury rises

Conserving natural resources is often so simple that people make some adjustments without affecting their daily lives at all. But sometimes it’s not so easy to conserve. Summer is one time of year when conservation efforts tend to require more sacrif… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Add to your summer fun by using these time-saving tips

Summertime is all about enjoyment, whether that means taking a vacation, spending time on the beach or enjoying the company of family and friends at parties and on patios. With so many fun things to do, who wants to stay cooped up indoors with housew… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Advice from the BBB can make hiring a contractor safer

Does Spring have you thinking about home improvement projects? Whether you are doing repairs, adding on to your home or renovating a room, you may decide you need help with that project you are finally tackling. That’s where a contractor comes in. A … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Eliminate pet odors from your home

Dogs, cats, birds, and lizards have evolved from wild animals and outdoor companions to become beloved, largely domesticated members of the family. The number of pets in homes across the country continues to grow. According to Statista, as of March 2… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Installing awnings can make outdoor spaces more livable

Many homeowners are eager to step outdoors upon the return of warm weather. Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity as more and more homeowners embrace opportunities to entertain and lounge around in their yards. Outdoor entertaining areas can… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Homeowners can be honeybee saviors

Scientists and environmentalists have been warning the public for years that honeybees are disappearing at alarming rates. Scientists were initially uncertain in regard to what was decimating bee populations. Even though no single cause is to blame, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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