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The Puls National Appliance Repair Report 2019: Affordability, Reliability, & Seasonality

Today Puls is publishing its first annual National Appliance Repair Report, with the goal of educating consumers on how much they should pay for appliance repairs and when they should expect to repair or replace a major appliance. The report also includes recommendations from our nationwide network of technicians about which appliance brands are most reliable and easy to use. In developing the report, we used our proprietary data to unearth insights for consumers. 

The Ultimate Guide to Smart Camera & Thermostat Installation

Pretty much every element of your household can be enhanced with home automation these days – from a camera-equipped smart refrigerator that lets you peek inside via your smartphone to help create a shopping list while you’re out of the house, to smart lighting systems that illuminate your space in a myriad of dazzling, fully customizable options. You can even control your entire smart home network with a voice-driven smart assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. 

What Type of Home Should You Live In?

Thinking about moving to a new home in the near future? Before you get started in the process, it’s important to do your research and thoroughly weigh out each of your options.

What Kind of Appliances Do the Coolest Houses Have in 2019?

Appliances are cool. Well, technically, new appliances are cool, and if you're inclined to invest in some the amazing, modern design trends available today, you'll definitely have one of the coolest houses in your neighborhood.

10 Amazon Alexa Skills to Use in the Kitchen

Amazon’s increasingly popular voice assistant, Alexa, makes a myriad of everyday tasks around the house an absolute breeze. The smart speaker is a fantastic means of entertaining company, kids, and streamlining just about everything we need at home.

The Biggest Advantages of Professional TV Mounting

Mounting flat screen televisions to the wall has been trendy for about a decade now—and we hope the trend is here to stay. Not only is it space-saving, but it also gives your room a sleek, uncluttered look and enhances your overall viewing experience. 

Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Alexa

By now, most people have at least heard of Amazon Alexa, the increasingly ubiquitous digital assistant from the retail giant – though not everyone may be aware of the extent of Alexa’s capabilities, or even what it is. In short, Alexa powers that familiar woman’s voice that comes out of integrated devices such as smart speakers to answer your queries, perform tasks, and provide entertainment. 

Is It Worth It to Buy a New Set of Appliances for your Kitchen?

Getting new stuff is always fun. Getting new kitchen appliances can be even more exciting with all the great time-saving and energy-saving features built into today's models.

TV Installation Made Easy: How Puls TV Mounting Works

As recent as a few decades ago, televisions were big and bulky and often held a premiere spot in the living room where the entire family would gather around to watch their favorite shows on a handful of channels. 

Ring Camera Installation: How to Tell if it’s Installed Properly

The Ring Video Doorbell is not only a pretty nifty device (especially if you’re like us and you can’t get enough gadgets), but it also makes us feel more safe and secure at home or when we’re away from our home. But like any other piece of equipment or technology that you add to your home, the Ring Video Doorbell can be tricky to install, and if it was done incorrectly then it won’t work—meaning that you won’t be able to properly use it for security (and let’s face it, to see if any neighborhood feral cats come to your door). 

How to Throw the Ultimate BBQ with Alexa

You can find barbecue the world over, from South America all the way to Korea – but nowhere is it quite as beloved as in the USA, where the good old-fashioned cookout is a hallowed tradition. 

How to Mount a TV on the Wall: Step-By-Step Guide

There are lots of reasons to wall-mount a television – it saves space, looks great, and can provide better viewing angles and location compared to a simple TV stand. But once you’ve made the decision to mount a TV, there is still the logistical challenge of safely getting it up onto the wall.

Simple Tricks to Transform Your Outdoor Space, Patio or Deck

There’s nothing quite like lounging around, making the most of those beautiful sunny days and crisp evening breezes from the comfort of your outdoor space, patio, deck or balcony. Whether you’re a homeowner or an apartment renter, we all can agree it’s a special experience, combining the best of the indoors and out.

Refrigerator Repair Service Near Me: Best Options in Your Area

The need for food preservation with the use of cold and ice dates back as early as 500 B.C. Who knew in those early days that today's modern refrigerators would not only keep food fresh, but that the appliances would become smart centers for entire homes?

Stay Productive All Day Long with these 10 Alexa Hacks

Amazon Echo’s ultra-popular voice assistant, Alexa, came into our lives just a few short years ago. Now, many households rely quite heavily on Alexa, and she plays quite a significant role in simplifying our daily routines.

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