The Indoor Allergen That Might Surprise You

(NewsUSA) – While many welcome the arrival of warmer temperatures with open arms, people with seasonal allergies and asthma may be bracing themselves with boxes of tissues and asthma medications this season. According to a study published in the Journa…

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Homeowners Desire American-Made Solar Panels

(NewsUSA) – With solar installation booming in the U.S., a growing number of consumers are choosing American-made solar panels for their homes.
To date, about 13 gigawatts of solar electric capacity have been installed nationwide — enough to power o…

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What’s Underfoot? Tips for Finding Pet-Friendly Carpeting

(NewsUSA) – Adding new carpet is an easy way to rejuvenate the look and feel of any room in your home. But when you own pets, finding a quality carpet that is easy to maintain can be a tiring task.
“If you’re a pet owner, it’s important to find carpe…

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From the Ground Up: Smart Building Product Choices for Homeowners

(NewsUSA) – Whether you’re building a new house or remodeling a cherished older property, the product choices you make are critical to the long-term enjoyment of your home.
“I advise consumers to ‘start from the ground up’ when thinking about the pro…

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Home, Smart Home — With Wireless Technology

(NewsUSA) – How smart is your home? You can make your home smarter and safer, and make your life easier, with these five simple switch-outs that make the most of emerging home technology, courtesy of Jack Thomasson, HGTV Smart Home House Planner.
* Ent…

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Spring Cleaning Tips: It’s Easy to Keep Your Vinyl Siding Looking New

(NewsUSA) – Just as your car gets dirty, so does your home’s siding. The good news is that if your home has vinyl siding, it’s almost as easy to clean as your car.
Imagine, with nothing more than a hose and water, mild soap and a long-handled soft bri…

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Which Upgrades Are Worth It to Help You Sell Your House?

(NewsUSA) – Is it finally time to sell your house?
That’s the question on homeowners’ minds as house prices just posted their largest annual gain since 2005 — congrats to those no longer “underwater” on their mortgages — even as interest rates remai…

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Easy Steps for a Pest-Free Home

(NewsUSA) – While pouring a bowl of cereal, you spot something moving on the kitchen counter. It’s an ant. But this one ant is just an annoyance, right? It can be scooped up and put in the trash. And the situation is over, until you begin to wonder how…

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Solar Power Helps Homeowners Slash Energy Bills

(NewsUSA) – Savvy consumers are turning to solar energy to beat the escalating price of electricity.
Thanks to technological advances and attractive rebates, home solar-electric systems are more popular and affordable than ever. Last year, Americans i…

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What’s Eating Away at Your Biggest Investment?

(NewsUSA) – They are called “silent destroyers.” Able to chomp away undetected at the flooring, walls and even wallpaper of a home, termites cost U.S. homeowners approximately $5 billion in property damage each year, according to the National Pest Mana…

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Insulated Siding Can Keep Your Heat Where It Belongs — Inside!

(NewsUSA) – If you were hit by the “polar vortex” that brought subzero temperatures to more than half of the continental U.S., it was a good reminder that the best way to stay warm was to dress in layers.
The same is true for houses. Today’s homeowner…

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CES 2014: A Look Into the Future of Technology

(NewsUSA) – The first International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including the VCR in 1970, the CD Player in 1981, HDTV in 1998, 3…

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Storm Survival 101: Prepare Yourself Now

(NewsUSA) – With the country deep in the throes of winter weather, and hurricane season fast approaching, experts are reminding homeowners that having a plan in place can be the difference between survival and awaiting help from others.
Coming on the…

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A Pest-Free Home Often Starts With a Clean Kitchen

(NewsUSA) – Kitchens have always been a familiar gathering place in the home. However, in addition to attracting family and friends, common household pests often stake out the kitchen as their nesting grounds due to the abundance of food and hiding pla…

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Cutting Your Energy Bills (With Help From Miley Cyrus?)

(NewsUSA) – Could Miley Cyrus help cut your energy bills this winter?
No, no one’s suggesting the singer is about to start tossing $100 bills from the top of the Empire State Building. (Although you never know with her.) But in case you hadn’t heard, …

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Winter More Brutal for Asthma and Allergy Sufferers

(NewsUSA) – As the winter months drag on, cabin fever sets in for many people. However, being cooped up inside is even harder for people suffering from asthma and allergies because more time indoors means greater exposure to indoor allergens. Although …

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The New World of Light Switches, Controls and Dimmers

(NewsUSA) – A lighting switch is just a switch, right? As it turns out, not really. Technology is changing the smallest details in your home — switches, controls and dimmers — to make daily life more beautiful and more functional. The American Lighti…

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Clearing The Air About the Air In Your Home

(NewsUSA) – It’s been said that, “Home is where the heart is.” While this sentiment may be true, that home could also be making you sick.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend on average about 90 percent or more of t…

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Les spas extérieurs ouvrent la porte ? la détente et au divertissement

(NewsUSA) – Lorsqu’il s’agit de se détendre et de se régénérer, il n’y a rien de mieux que de se prélasser longtemps dans une piscine ou un spa. Aujourd’hui, plus que jamais, les propriétaires cherchent des fa?…

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5 Tips to Keep Rodents Out This Winter

(NewsUSA) – ‘Tis the season for list making. Of course, there’s the naughty-and-nice list, the endless holiday shopping list and the “this-year-I-will-do-it-New Year’s Resolution (really!) list.” With so many lists to be made, there’s one list that is …

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Lower Your Energy Bills and Live More Comfortably

(NewsUSA) – Are your home energy bills high? If the answer is yes, consider participating in Home Performance with Energy Star. This national program provides comprehensive home energy assessments, incentives and low-interest loans to help homeowners r…

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It’s Not Too Late to Prep Your Home for the Holidays

(NewsUSA) – The holiday season is here, and in no time family and friends will descend upon your home for divine meals and holiday cheer. Now isn’t the time to panic, there’s plenty of time to prep your house (and your family). Integrating a few of the…

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Don’t Let Pests Ruin Your Holiday Cheer

(NewsUSA) – The holiday season is one of merriment, decorating, baking seasonal treats and family gatherings. As homeowners begin spreading holiday cheer, the National Pest Management Association encourages them to also be cautious to ensure they aren’…

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How to Use Chandeliers In Your Home

(NewsUSA) – Twenty years ago, a chandelier was a sure thing in two rooms in the home — the foyer and dining room. Fortunately, today’s homeowners and lighting designers have broken those two-room barriers, allowing chandeliers to become statement-maki…

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Disaster Victims Should Document Losses Before Cleanup Begins

(NewsUSA) – Floods, fire, tornados or earthquakes can be devastating to families and businesses. Did you know that damage, destruction or loss of your property resulting from these or other sudden, unexpected events may be deductible on your tax return…

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Red States See Uptick in Entertainment Spending, Home Improvement Steady

(NewsUSA) – While consumer spending has been slow over the past year, at least two consumer markets have held their own in republican-voting states — home improvement has stayed steady, and entertainment has risen.
The news comes in the wake of anoth…

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