Stay Cool With a Ceiling Fan as Stylish as It Is Functional

(NewsUSA) – No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today’s ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents.
According to the American Lighting Association (A…

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Getting the Best Price for Your House to Help Finance Your Retirement

(NewsUSA) – Have you forgotten something in figuring where you’re going to retire to?
Let’s see, you’ve researched which states tax Social Security income (only 14, including Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, North Dakota and Vermont).
And you’ve even …

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Survey: Americans Like Their Community Associations

(NewsUSA) – The vast majority of the 65 million Americans who live in condominiums and homeowners associations are satisfied with their communities, according to a national survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the Foundation for Community …

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See More Green With DIY Automatic Lawn Sprinkler System

(NewsUSA) – If you like the idea of a lush, green lawn and garden but dread the thought of dragging around a hose or sprinkler all summer, then you may want to consider installing an in-ground sprinkler system.
While some systems can get complex and d…

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Protect Pets to Keep Your Whole Family Safe

(NewsUSA) – Playing outside isn’t just for the kids. Pets love exploring the backyard as well, and while letting Fluffy and Fido out may cut down on fur balls on the carpet, they could be bringing unwanted guests back inside.
The National Pest Managem…

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For Homeowners Looking to Re-side, Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

(NewsUSA) – With remodeling season in full swing, homeowners looking to re-side their homes are increasingly deciding between vinyl siding and fiber cement. While both products can look great, there are significant differences in the more pragmatic iss…

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America’s No. 1 Nuisance Pest: Ants

(NewsUSA) – NewsusaInfographic – A new nationwide survey called “Exploring America’s #1 Nuisance Pest,” by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) uncovered some dirt on ants — from coast to coast, ant infestations are on the rise. Learn more …

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4 Cleaning Tips Sure to Impress Mom This Mother’s Day

(NewsUSA) – Anyone can give Mom flowers, candy or dinner at a restaurant on Mother’s Day. But instead of trotting out the old standbys, with nary a thought, why not put a little imagination into her special day this year?
Think about it — your mom i…

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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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