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3 home improvement upgrades that will save you money

(BPT) - If you’ve sweltered throughout summer and have noticed your cooling bills increase every month, now may be the opportune time to consider some home improvement upgrades that will let you better manage your HVAC equipment while lowering your monthly expenses.

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Updated: August 25, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but if used incorrectly, they can cause harm to you and your family.

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Give Your Kitchen a Facelift
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Ever hear the saying “Kitchens sell a home?” Well it’s true; the kitchen is the most important room in the home. Whether you’re considering putting your house on the market or investing in your home for personal long-term enjoyment, an upgraded and attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible. 

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Make Your Home Smarter
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) With apps that offer comfort, convenience and security, homeowners are getting more out of their smartphones to make their homes better, smarter places to live. Smart home apps such as those from Nest are expected to link various home devices together to bring peace of mind, control and even energy savings to our lives.

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Outdoor Stain Busters
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 1:32 am

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Updated: August 25, 2014 - 1:32 am

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Feeling the cold at home and in your wallet? [Infographic]
Posted: August 24, 2014

(BPT) - If your home is allowing warm air to escape this winter, you’ll probably notice – both in temperature and in your wallet. This is because air escaping from your home wastes both money and energy – up to 40 percent energy for many homes. Learn more about how spray foam insulation can keep you warmer and reduce your energy bills. 

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Safety First: Protect Yourself During DIY Projects
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Reality TV shows, online webcasts and YouTube videos have encouraged many people to try the do-it-yourself (DIY) route when it comes to tackling less-complicated home renovations or fixes. Often, there are advantages to DIY projects, such as financial savings, learning new skills, environmental benefits and more.

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(NAPSI)—An increasing number of Americans are taking a shine to the look of metal for their home furnishings.

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