First Timers

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…

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