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  • Here are 8 things to remember about pool safety this summer

    If you have a swimming pool at your home, you’re well aware of your need to protect children – and adults – from possible water hazards. Here are eight basic precautions to consider.
  • Want to keep your energy bills from soaring? Avoid these 5 scams

    Utility bills may be higher than ever this summer for APS customers due to rate increases. But you don't have to make high-cost improvements as a way of keeping rates down.
  • Here are 5 ways to prepare for the monsoon season

    Summer’s monsoon season will begin June 15, so you don’t have a lot of time to prepare your house and yard for possible stormy weather.
  • How to attach a flagpole to your house ahead of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are coming soon, so it’s a great time to think about installing a flagpole bracket on the front of your house.
  • Get ready for the hot Arizona summers with an energy audit

    Worried about what your power bills will be like this summer? You can probably benefit from a whole house energy audit that will look at your possible problems.
  • Make your shower grout look new again with a good cleaning

    Once a year, you should clean and seal the grout between the ceramic or porcelain tiles in your bathroom shower. Probably 99 percent of America does not do this, right?
  • How to inspect and maintain your garage door

    Your garage door goes up and down several hundred times every year. You want to keep it running smoothly, but really big repairs are best left to professionals.
  • Caring for your water heater can pay off

    It’s hard to know how long a conventional electric or gas water heater will last. Some experts say 8 to 12 years for a gas heater and a bit longer for electric.
  • Time is running out to change your APS rate plan

    As most customers who get electric power through Arizona Public Service already know, May 1 is a deadline day. If they haven’t already switched to a new rate plan, the utility will pick a plan for them.
  • What is an evaporative cooler? Should I get one?

    If you’re fairly new to Arizona, you may have heard a lot about evaporative coolers and you may be wondering what they’re used for.
  • Here’s what to do if your dual-pane windows fail

    On Rosie on the House, we often get calls from worried homeowners who have dual-pane windows that have developed a foggy look. Here's what's happening.
  • Embrace the three R’s when it comes to spring cleaning your house

    We all know the three R's -- reduce, reuse and recycle. But did you know those can be a great guide when it comes to spring cleaning?
  • Spring is the season to get your air conditioner revved up for summer

    Spring in Arizona is when we start thinking about baseball, vacations -- and your air conditioner. You should consider getting it tuned up before summer.
  • Now is the time to fix up windows and screens before summer heat

    It's going to be hot before you know it, so be sure to add window washing and repairs to the list of spring cleaning jobs you want to do.
  • Cleaning your baseboards will make your house sparkle

    Everybody tries to vacuum the floors and dust the furniture when they clean house but, somehow, the baseboards are neglected.