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    Keeping Your Dog or Cat Safe and Happy this Summer

    6/10/2016 2:26 PM

    Summer is upon us.  Here in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, heat and high humidity are as much a part of summer as pool parties and major league baseball.  Most of us are able to cool down in the comfort of our air conditioned homes and cars, and by dressing lighter. But for our four legged friends, they wear their fur coats year 'round, so Fido and Whiskers rely on us to keep them safe during summer's heat.

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    Hurricane Season 2016: Get Your House Ready

    6/7/2016 1:36 PM

    As of June 1, we are officially in the hurricane season in the Atlantic and Central Pacific regions, which runs through November 30.  Hurricanes need warm ocean water to form, and hurricane season is when the tropical waters climb above 80 degrees.

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    Vacation Home Check List

    5/31/2016 3:16 PM

    The reservations are made, your bags are packed, you've got your itinerary printed out, and you're ready to leave the world behind and escape to a fun-filled vacation spot.  While most travelers take great care to make sure they pack everything they need during their vacation, many don't give that same attention to preparing their home for thei

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    Hot Water Heaters Can Be Energy Hogs

    5/18/2016 3:45 PM

    While heating and cooling your home are the biggest energy users, water heating is the next biggest energy hog at about 18% of a typical family's utility bills.

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    Tips for a Healthy Kitchen

    5/16/2016 11:58 AM

    Consumers' interest in healthy living continues to grow.  With pollution in our air, harsh chemicals in home cleaning and beauty products, and fresh produce laced with harmful pesticides, everyday living can be hazardous.  As we strive towards green living, we want to make healthier choices that are better for us as well as better for the environment.

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    Replacement Windows: Key Considerations

    5/2/2016 2:54 PM

    If your windows are old, warped, contain wood rot, or are otherwise not energy efficient, it may be time to consider replacement windows.  While the project requires an upfront investment, it's a cost effective project since you will immediately begin to recoup your money in the form of lower energy bills.  You'll also reduce the wear-and-tear on your HVAC s

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    Energy Saving Tips for Earth Week

    4/20/2016 11:04 AM

    What started back in 1970 as a day to highlight the dangers facing our environment, that first Earth Day has grown into a month-long international event that raises awareness and educates the public on the issues surrounding our environmental health.  From seminars to rallies, trail clean ups to festivals, concerts to parades, the month of April is filled wit

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    Thompson Creek Reviews how to clean your windows

    4/18/2016 10:44 AM

    Easy to operate and easy to clean, Thompson Creek Windows makes cleaning your windows a breeze. 

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    Selling Your Home? Here are Easy Tips to Increase Your Home's Value

    4/11/2016 10:50 AM

    While some cities are seeing a rebound in the housing market, sellers still aren't enjoying the high prices we saw in the mid-2000's. If you're considering selling your home, you're probably thinking about ways to increase the purchase price of your home while amping up its curb appeal.

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    April is Earth Month

    4/6/2016 9:36 AM

    The first Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson.  He wanted to raise awareness of environmental issues after a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, the year before.  That first Earth Day was a national teach-in on the environment, but 46 years later has turned into a month-long global effort to highlight the issues plaguing our planet.