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Seal your concrete patio for simple protection against stains, fading, mildew

Here's how to seal your concrete patio for simple protection against stains, fading and mildew.
2 days ago
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Improve household air by cleaning and replacing air filters

One of the simplest tasks to keep your home and its equipment working properly is to clean the air filters.
9 days ago
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Inspect your holiday lights before you start decorating

The holiday decorating season is underway! With Halloween just four weeks away and Christmas not far behind, it’s time to pull out and inspect your Halloween and Christmas lights.
16 days ago
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Apply patience when buying new appliances during pandemic

Your remodeling project is almost done, except for the appliances. You may be ordering take-out for a while: Home appliances are in high demand and in short supply.
23 days ago
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Everything you need to know about how hot water heaters work

Whether you have a traditional water heater, tankless, hybrid or solar-powered, here's what you should know about how they work.
1 month ago
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Your guide to scheduling fall home maintenance

When September arrives, it is time to start planning your home’s maintenance projects for the fall.
1 month ago
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What’s the best chlorine alternative for easy pool care?

A chlorine shortage has made it more time-consuming (and expensive) for pool owners to swim. The good news: with the right chlorine alternative, you can enjoy your pool easier and make the water healthier than before.
1 month ago
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Simple water conservation tips for home, work and school

Despite the bountiful rains the summer of 2021 has produced, water conservation is still something everyone need to be aware of and practice.
2 months ago
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Never blow off the monsoon season prep work on your roof

The biggest source of homeowner preventable leaks we have seen is from debris on your roof. This is something that should be addressed before it starts to rain - afterwards the roof is too dangerous to walk on.
2 months ago
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Are vinyl windows a smart choice in Arizona?

Modern technology improvements from certain manufacturers combined with the right installation experience can make vinyl windows a viable option even in Arizona.
2 months ago
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Preparing for and riding out Arizona flash floods

In Arizona, rain is often met with cheer because of the moisture and cooler temperatures that come with it. Yet, monsoon storms can pack a punch and generate flash floods.
2 months ago
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Shower power: Dozens of therapies to suit your dreams

Here's how to pick the best showerhead for you.
3 months ago
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Here’s tips on how to prevent a murky, green pool

The monsoon season’s combination of heat, rain, wind and dust storms can quickly make backyard swimming pools and spas turn green and murky. Here's how to avoid that happening.
3 months ago
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Help the electronically challenged navigate smart technology

A survey conducted in September and October 2020 by AARP found that older adults cited cost, knowledge gaps, and privacy concerns as top reasons they may be hesitant to adopt smart technology.
3 months ago
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With monsoon season underway, keep electronics safe with surge protection

You can kept your electronics safe from electrical disasters by installing a whole-house surge protection system.
3 months ago
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Maximize solar to power your smaller home electronics

You may be surprised to learn that many small appliances use considerable amounts of energy, more than their larger counterparts.
4 months ago
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Ways to create shade for the house so you can enjoy summer in Arizona

If your patio faces south, west, or even worse, southwest, how can you enjoy it during the hottest and longest daylight hours of the year? Shade structures can help.
4 months ago
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Creating a backyard oasis over your swimming pool

Underused swimming pools take up valuable real estate in a backyard that could be more functionally used. There are options beyond filling it in.
4 months ago
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Tips on refurbishing outdoor surfaces to save pieces that you love

Arizona’s extreme heat and blast-furnace sun can wear down outdoor surfaces. Rather than buying new outdoor furniture, try your hand at restoring them.
4 months ago
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Stay cooler during sweltering weather with misting system

A misting system will keep you cooler so you can enjoy sitting on your patio year-round. It is a perfect solution for Arizona's dry climate.
5 months ago
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Here’s the purpose and process of a home energy audit

When your air conditioning system kicks on too often or one room is hotter than the others, it may be time to get a home energy audit.
5 months ago
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Top 7 things to know about what fans can and can’t do

When it's the time of year you generally depend on an air conditioner for cooling, don't rely on just the AC. Fans also play an important role in improving comfort levels.
5 months ago
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To SEER or not to SEER? Wait, what is SEER?

When shopping for a new central air conditioning system, it is important to buy the most energy-efficient equipment you can afford. Knowing the SEER rating will help you judge just how efficient a unit is.
5 months ago
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Improve taste and quality of drinking water with reverse osmosis

You can improve the quality of your home's drinking water through reverse osmosis, which is, primarily, a point-of-use water purification system.
5 months ago
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Blowing off your AC’s compressor maintenance now will cost more later

Of all the primary components of an air-conditioning system, the refrigerant compressor is the hardest working of them all and the most expensive. Keep it in good shape.
6 months ago
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Due diligence is key to hiring a reputable contractor

Before you begin your remodeling or repair project, it is critical that you conduct due diligence on the contractors you hire.
6 months ago
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Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner, maybe it’s time to open up that wall

If you're feeling a bit cramped or your home is compartmentalized, creating a passthrough between rooms will create the feeling of more space and will bring in more light.
6 months ago
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Lights! Cabinet! Action! Ways to brighten storage spaces

Adding cabinet lighting can be a simple DIY task or as complicated as requiring professional installation. It just depends on what you want to illuminate.
6 months ago
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Water safety goes beyond the swimming pool

Water safety goes way beyond the pool. It includes lakes, canals, ponds, and any other natural occurring body of water, plus areas in and around the house such as the bathtub, toilet and buckets.
7 months ago
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Tips to finding the right screen for your home’s doors, windows

One of the most overlooked components of a house is the window and door screens. But are the screens on your home the right ones for your lifestyle?
7 months ago