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What’s with ceiling fans? Do they really save energy?

Air conditioning uses more household energy than anything else at 36 cents an hour on average, which is about 25% of your home energy usage. Running a ceiling fan costs about a penny per hour. Ceiling fans don't cool rooms but they cool your ...

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Why Do Basements Flood?

The most common causes are: excessive rain, failed waterproofing, the slope of your yard, sewer backups, or sump pump failure. Paying attention to these things can avoid a flood. What should you do if your basement floods? Remove and d...

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5 Ways to Make Your Windows Safer

Making your home safer is always a good idea. Here are some ways to keep intruders away: 1. Put dowels inside the window tracks, making it difficult to slide the window open. 2. Put protective, shatter-proof film over your glass, or inves...

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Winterproofing your home

October 2019 It’s never too early in the season to think about winterproofing your home. Begin to safeguard your house now using some of these tips and save money in the long run. Shut off your outside water supply to prevent pipes f...

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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks

Where to watch 4th of July fireworks.

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Did you know that Arlington is still collecting glass recyclables?

Arlington County is asking residents to stop placing glass in their blue recycling bins. The County concluded that it is no longer economically or environmentally sustainable to continue to collect glass recyclables via single-stream recyclin...

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How Much Can You Really Afford?

“Can we afford it?” That’s the first thought that comes to mind when shopping for your next dream home. Fortunately it’s an easy question to answer if you consider your lifestyle, financial goals, expenses and mortgage eligibility. L...

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Benefits of a “Moving Out” Sale

“Stuff” accumulates. It’s a timeless principle in every household. It accumulates. And accumulates! Chances are, your basement, garage, and closets are filled with things you don’t want to have to pack and haul on moving day. The ...

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Get It In Writing

As you tour a potential new home, you notice that the carpeting in the living room is stained. “Don’t worry about that,” says the homeowner, who senses your disapproval. “We’re going to get the carpeting professionally cleaned before ...

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