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How to Take Advantage of Solar Energy Tech (on the Cheap)

How can you incorporate solar panels into your daily life without dealing with the cost of installing full-sized panels onto your roof? Easy! Think smaller. Here’s a list of solar-powered gadgets you can use to take your home into the future without racking up your electric bill.

Current Events: Turns Out Money CAN Buy Happiness!

But only if you spend it on services you can’t or don’t want to perform yourself. Researchers with Harvard and the University of British Columbia surveyed a bunch of people and figured out that if you spend some of your disposable income on hiring people to do the chores you hate most – think cleaning, cooking, mowing the lawn, etc. – you’ll actually find yourself less stressed out, happier, and …

How to Child-Proof Your Home (Electrically!)

If you’ve recently acquired a new addition to your family, you’re likely going through that paranoid, over-protective phase of parenthood that drives you to tie up every cord on every window blind, lock every cabinet, and scour Pinterest for parenting hacks you might have missed when you were doing the same thing the night before. We salute you. We also acknowledge that your insanity isn’t totally baseless. We’re here to …

  • Posted: July 24, 2017
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Adulting 101: Electrical Advice for All First-Time Homeowners

Buying your first-ever house is extremely exciting, but also kind of terrifying! There’s a lot to learn and you as a homeowner need to learn it all pretty quickly. Between applying for a mortgage, discovering all the extra costs associated with purchasing property, orchestrating your move on the big day, and dealing with the emotional aspects of becoming a full-fledged adult, electrical safety and maintenance may fall by the wayside. …

  • Posted: July 17, 2017
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The Apartment Dweller’s Guide to Electrical Upkeep

Living in an apartment has its pros and cons, and maintaining the electrical is one of those tasks that can fall into both categories. Most of what can or can not be done by the renter is dependent on the lease agreement, but by no means should guaranteeing your electrical safety be a source of stress! As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound …

  • Posted: July 10, 2017
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Upgrading Your Smoke Detector

This smoke detector is like a really good boyfriend. It respects your sleep, lets you enjoy silence unless something important is actually happening, gives you peace of mind, and you can depend on it for at least ten years with minimal upkeep. Click through!

  • Posted: June 26, 2017
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How to Prepare for Summer Storms and Hurricanes

While we haven’t figured out how to control the weather (yet – we’re working on it), we can help you prepare for the days when rain, thunderstorms, or hurricanes threaten to ruin your plans. Keep an eye on your five-day forecast and bust out your tool kit – here’s everything you need to know to survive these summer storms:

  • Posted: June 19, 2017
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The History of the GFCI Outlet or, How to Not Electrocute Yourself

GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters) are the outlets that you typically find in bathrooms, kitchens, and other water sources. They have reset and test buttons, and sometimes a little light on them to let you know that all is well in Whoville. What follows is a brief history of the GFCI and a guide explaining how you should care for them!

  • Posted: June 12, 2017
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Back to the Future: Do You Own a Medallion Home?

Back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, Americans were living in a modernist’s dream. Architecture, interior design, and fashion were all looking forward through time, inspired by the Space Race and pop culture (Jetsons, anyone?) to imagine life as it would be lived in the future. A huge part of this push to update everything was the idea of upgrading your home. Enter: General Electric.

  • Posted: June 6, 2017
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Florida Summer Survival Guide

With 90 degree+ days, the kind of humidity that makes it feel like you’re walking through a warm bath any time you go outside, and the delightfully random storms that never quite break the heat, any Floridian knows they need a plan of attack come June. Lucky for you, we’re well-versed in what it takes to beat the heat! Here’s a list of the five essentials you should have crossed …

  • Posted: May 30, 2017
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