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Consider Investing in a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Want to save on your heating bills next winter? Install a heat recovery ventilator

Surprisingly few people hear of a heat recovery ventilator (HRV)–which is a crying shame, really, because it’s an excellent way to save money on your winter heating bills. This is especially true if you live in the icy north, but you’ll see a difference even if you reside in warmer climates.

Read on, and introduce yourself to this nifty device.

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Declutter Your Home and Make Money

Is your cluttered home costing you money. Here’s how to declutter, save, and earn

Do you need to declutter your home? You do if things get hopelessly lost in your house. Or you have duplicate items because you forgot you already had one. Or you have stacks of books and magazines you’re going to read one day. Or especially if you still have your prom dress from high school!

If this sounds like you, it’s not only costing you money, but you could make money with some of that clutter.

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Decorate on the Cheap with Recycled Paint

If you’ve ever redecorated your house (and who hasn’t?) you know how expensive paint can be. Here’s a solution: recycled paint

When some people think about recycled paint, words like “miser” and “cheapskate” come to mind. As if! Just because the stuff is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s bad or has any inherent limitations. It’s good paint that other less-than-frugal people have discarded.

This is a case of one person’s trash being your treasure–and it’s not just good for you, it’s good for the Earth.

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Two Simple Hard Water Solutions

Hard water can be a pain, whether you’re drinking it or washing dishes with it. Here are two simple solutions to make life easier

A substantial number of Americans, especially those of us in the South and West, are plagued by hard water problems. As water percolates through geological deposits, it picks up minerals like calcium carbonate — the same stuff that eggshells and seashells are made of.

The result is water that, at times, seems thick enough to chew. Often it tastes awful, it makes it difficult for soaps and detergents to do their jobs, and it leaves a thin film of calcium deposits inside appliances and pots. So what to do?

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3 Foolproof Tips for Choosing the Right Fertilizers for Your Lawn

Follow these 3 tips for choosing the right fertilizers for a lush and luxurious lawn

Choosing, buying, and using the right fertilizers for your lawn can be a confusing and frustrating experience. Whether you want a lawn that looks like a golf course or just having something green growing would make you happy, it helps if you have a basic understanding of fertilizer.

Use these tips to help you choose the right type of fertilizer, how much to use and when to use it.

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5 Tips for Choosing Ceiling Fans

Follow these tips to buy the right ceiling fans for your home

A good ceiling fan can save you as much as 25% on your cooling bill. The question is, ‘How do you know which fan to buy?’ Does a higher price tag mean better quality…better savings? Here are some tips to help you choose the best fan for your needs for the best price.

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Are Your Cleaning Methods Really Effective Against Germs?

Discover the best way to kill harmful germs

With pandemics, MRSA, and other lethal germs in the environment you can never be too sure if your cleaning and sanitizing methods are effective. From commercial anti-bacterial cleaners to homemade products, learn which are best for your family.

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Save Energy with a Ventless Fireplace

A ventless fireplace is an attractive way to save money on heating…but it does have its drawbacks.

When it comes to saving on winter energy costs, it’s hard to beat a ventless fireplace or heater. Unlike the classic gas-fired space heater, these are basically enclosed gas fireplaces that offer all the charm and beauty of a traditional fireplace without losing all the heat up the chimney.

These inexpensive gas-fired appliances are highly efficient, much more so than most furnaces and other heating appliances. When properly installed and serviced, there’s almost no waste to vent. Most of the wastes are completely burned up in the heating process, converted into harmless air and water vapor.

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Want to Pamper Your Pet Without Spending a Fortune?

Five tips for saving money on pets

As much as you love your pet, there are times when you need to save money. There are many ways to save and still give your pet the love and attention they need and deserve. Follow these 5 tips and save money.

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5 Tips for Stress Free Moving

Tips to Make Your Moving Day Go Smoothly

Just the thought of moving makes people shudder. Most of us have memories of previous moves and cringe at the thought of ever having to do it again. Sometimes, whether we like it or not, it’s a necessity. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips to help you save money and make the move go as smoothly as possible.

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