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Teleconferencing and virtual meetings have become the go-to solution to staying connected to everyone from family members to coworkers. Programs and apps like Zoom, FaceTime, and Google Meet have allowed even the most tech-challenged among us to jump on the video conferencing wagon and join remote face-to-face sessions like a pro.
Your dishwasher is probably your favorite kitchen appliance. Not only does it save time and energy, it also keeps everything clean and sanitary. It might seem as if your machine is invincible, but after multiple uses, your "super" appliance can stop working as expected or break down altogether.
Ah, to be a kid again. Summer days were filled with playtime, beach time, and endless opportunities for fun. While it might be tempting to join in the fun and ignore your to-do list, tackling some of those household projects now will make your life easier and more comfortable when fall arrives.
Today's appliances are so reliable that you rarely think about them until there's a problem. Of course, with summer fast approaching, lifestyle changes can impact how you use your appliances and may put them at risk for breakdowns.
Now it's time to enjoy a little playtime—outdoors. To help you get the most out of your backyard this summer, you should consider adding some trending outdoor upgrades. Not only will they make your home more attractive and usable, but patios and outdoor renovation projects can also generate a great return on investment when you sell your home.
All household plumbing problems are not created equal. While some may require professional assistance, there are many repairs you can tackle yourself. With the right tools and a little plumbing knowledge, you can save time and money by doing some common plumbing fixes yourself.
Whether we were ready for it or not, technology seems to have taken over every aspect of our lives for the last year. Admit it, when you first heard about "smart home" products, you probably thought they were something out of a sci-fi movie.
Whether you've been working remotely or helping the kids with schoolwork, you've probably been spending a lot more time at home. As the seasons changed and the temperatures dropped, you may have noticed your utility bills going up and your comfort level going down.
We're all familiar with the phase-out of incandescent lights in favor of more environmentally friendly and energy efficient LED bulbs, strips, and fixtures. While you may have started to replace a few of your lights as the old ones burn out, you've probably noticed that the new lighting can cost an arm and a leg.
The holidays are a magical time of year when everything seems lighter and brighter. You may have already started sorting through all the bins and boxes you've had tucked away since last year in preparation for a little home decoration.
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Whether you own a home or manage several of them, the challenges can be the same especially when it comes to home maintenance needs:
With the change of seasons comes the time when those dreaded chores need to be done—closing up the pool, putting away the patio furniture, and making sure your home's heating system is ready to go. Of course, as you brace for that first cold night, you probably also worry about the high heating bills that are headed your way. The good news is that there are several things you can do to reduce those energy costs while improving comfort. Let's start at the top and work our way down:
If you're spending more time in your home these days, you may have noticed that your garage has become a catch-all for toys, bikes, tools, empty soda cans, patio furniture, sports equipment, everything except what it was intended for—your car. Owning a home means you also own a lot of home and garden essentials. While the garage seems like a logical place to store them, you can make room for everything you need with a few of these garage organization ideas. Make these do-it-yourself projects or hire a professional handyman to reclaim this prime space.
It's no secret that summer in Houston is downright tropical. With the average relative humidity exceeding 90-percent each summer morning, finding relief from the heat is a number one priority. While you may rely on your air conditioning to do the heavy lifting for cooling your home, it's going to cost you. A simple solution to cutting those high energy costs while increasing your comfort level is to install a ceiling fan.