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Your home needs extra work to keep the cold out during the cold winter months.  Here are some things you can do to help keep that frosty air outside where it belongs, assisting you in lowering your heating costs!  

  1. Avoid drafts.  Place a rolled up towel or a draft snake at the bottom of your doors that lead outside to help cut down on any drafts coming through.  
  2. Change your furnace filters.  Dirty air filters will restrict air flow.  Change out the filters to keep the air flowing freely.  
  3. Switch fans to reverse.  Put your fans to run clockwise to push the warm air from the ceiling down.  
  4. Winterize your AC and Swamp Cooler Lines.  Lines will freeze if they still have water in them.  Be sure to drain them and if there is a water shutoff
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Hardwood flooring is more popular than ever.  It gives you a timeless beauty along with the clean lines and durability.  This classic look is being used in many home renovations and opted for with new homes being built.  

All wood flooring is not the same.  There are different choices to meet your personal style.  Before you head to the store to pick out your flooring, there are several things to keep in mine, besides just keeping within your budget! It is easy to get overwhelmed and overspend, so you need to go in with a plan to balance the style and quality you want with the budget you have to work with.  

Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect flooring: 

 Tip #1

Match the room you are buying for with the flooring.  For example,

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Happy Earth Day!  

I love the earth  ways to green your spring cleaningWe all want to to protect our planet and Earth Day is a great reminder that we need to be careful in our day-to-day activities.  It's good that Earth Day falls in the middle of everyone spring cleaning, so we can take time to "green up" our storage, organization and decorating.  In order to reduce your impact on the environment and spruce up your home this spring, try some of these strategies: 

1. Storage: When you look in your pantry or refrigerator, you will likely see a lot of plastic containers.  These are extremely common and convenient to store goods in, but they are also extremely harmful to the environment to make.  Think about switching to glass containers (or reusing jam and pasta jars) to store rice, nuts, popcorn,

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