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How Your Home’s Electricity Works [+ Energy-Saving Tips!]

On a June afternoon in 1752, so the story goes, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm in Philadelphia. His hypothesis was that lightning contained electricity. Sure enough, his silk kite picked up ambient electricity from the lightning. Ben was lucky — had lightning actually struck the kite, he would have been electrocuted. The…

How to Clean Your Home Air Filter

Owning a home comes with a host of new responsibilities. If you lived in an apartment previously, you probably didn’t have to worry about the upkeep and maintenance of your air conditioner. However, routine maintenance is essential to keeping your air conditioner working at peak performance. During the hot summer months, the last thing you…

Step-by-Step Guide to Setting No Kill Traps and Relocating Moles

You don’t want to kill them. In fact, you find them kind of cute. But your yard … While they’re not here to eat your plants, moles are notorious for adding their own personal touches to your landscape. These busy little critters can tunnel up to 15 feet per hour. Upending your soil and adding…

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Efficiency and saving money are practices anyone can get behind. A common instance where those practices get overlooked is with your water heater. Banned to the back of a closet or basement, your water heater gives you hot water but is it wasting your money? While that’s not always the case, just to be sure,…

7 Machines Like the Discontinued Entrepreneur Pro X

Weighing less than 22 pounds, the Brother Entrepreneur Pro X could pull much more than its weight. It was a 10-needle embroidery machine powerhouse, diligently setting out on the most detailed projects. That is until it was discontinued. The good news is: Many other comparable embroidery machine models are on the market. Whether you’re looking…

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