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Appliance Service Contracts

Appliance service contracts, also known as extended warranties, are popular add-ons for major appliance purchases such as refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes dryers. Much like product warranties, appliance service contracts provide repair and maintenance coverage for a certain length of...

Building an Outdoor Home Theater

With budgets tighter than ever, inexpensive entertainment options are in high demand – particularly those close to home. But there’s no need to waste time and money at the local cinema when you can watch a movie amid the fresh air in your own outdoor home theater.

According to experts at ...

Electric

Although significant progress has been made in the United States in reducing the number of deaths caused by accidental fires in the home, these incidents still kill more than 3,000 individuals each year.  Better education about the dangers of fire and wider use of smoke alarms are generally...

Electric Lighting

When consumers think about energy-efficient lighting, many are deterred by the memory of the early CFL bulbs produced by some manufacturers.

When the first CFL bulbs came to market nearly 30 years ago, consumer adoption was slowed by the fact that many of the products didn’t meet consumer...

Bathroom Decorating and Design

Serena Remote Controlled Cellular Shades from Lutron make for a simple, affordable room upgrade, providing privacy, practicality and convenience at the touch of a button. Raise or lower Serena Shades from anywhere in the room as daylight patterns change to avoid glare, keep out UV rays and...

Heating

Every new year ushers in some of the harshest weather, and it’s easy to get caught up in your family’s winter safety concerns: from all-weather tires to snow boots, from draft sealers to space heaters. But don’t forget that your pets are members of the family, too, and even the most...