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SEVEN WAYS TO WINTER-PROOF YOUR HOME

The beautiful, crisp autumn weather will soon give way to winter's cold temperatures. Whatever your budget, there are a number of things you can do to prepare your home for the winter. Winter-proofing not only keeps you comfortable during the cold winter months, but also saves you money and provides peace of mind. Here are seven tips to get your home winter-ready.

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How to be a Good Neighbor During a Power Outage

No matter where you live, you've likely experienced a power outage. Unfortunately, minor outages and major blackouts can happen anywhere. Most of the time, they last long enough to be an inconvenience with no real damage. However, there are times when a disaster strikes and you're left without power for several days. 

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If These Devices Could Talk (to Each Other)

You've installed a few smart devices, what's next?!  Having a couple of devices making life easier in your smart home can be a really good thing. Who wouldn’t want to talk to their TV instead of having to dig under the couch cushions to find the remote for the infinitieth time? 

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Save Money with a Smarter Home

Arguably one of the most attractive reasons to invest in smart hometechnology is the promise of saving money.  This is also one of the main reasons homeowners initially begin to explore their options for raising their home’s IQ. While smart home technology has many benefits, not all of them can be proven to save you money in the long run. 

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My Cozy Reading Spot

We live in a very traditional colonial style home.  In Virginia, that means there's usually a room at the front of the house that no one uses.  Some people call it the "Christmas tree room" because its only use is for the Christmas tree in front of the window during the holidays so it's visible from the street.  We moved 2+ years ago and this room has always bothered me. 

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