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According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of Americans access the Internet on a daily basis, and 1 in 5 reportedly go online “almost constantly.” 
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Home Security Tips While on Vacation [Video] - // var atlantisVideo = AtlantisJS.Init({videos: [{id: "video-5149"}]}); // ]]> For anyone heading out on a well-deserved vacation, taking time to make sure your home is protected will help you relax while you re away. Small things like cancelling the mail or a newspaper subscription while you re away will make it less obvious to would-be home invaders that no one s home. Likewise, ask a neighbor or family member to come by and turn on a few lights throughout the week.  Be sure to turn on your home security system, and if you live in a small town, consider asking the local police to drive by your home once or twice as well. Above all else, be sure to lock your doors and windows and follow this blog for more home security tips.
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Clever Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint - According to What s Your Impact, residential energy consumption and waste accounts for roughly 6 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. This is driven by the use of electricity as well as home heating costs. In an effort to slow or reverse the negative effects associated with global climate change, all sectors of the economy and private life will need to see positive changes. Reducing your family s consumption patterns and habits can be a small but important step in the collective effort to approach this challenge. Likewise, reducing consumption rates inevitably benefits your bank account as your utility bills drop. For homeowners, looking for small ways to go green and reduce your carbon footprint has tangible benefits and is an important pursuit. Here are some easy ways to achieve that goal. Start with the thermostat Texas A&M University reported that one of the most impactful means of reducing your family s carbon footprint is by being smarter about your home heating a
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When Deadbolts Have Brains: The Top 3 Smart Locks for Smarter Homeowners - Way back in human history, sometime between the Bronze and Iron Ages, man invented the first ever lock-and-key device. Archaeologists unearthed it centuries later within the ruins of the ancient, middle-eastern city of Assyria, discovering that the inventor had used nothing more than a simple wooden pin –secured by a post and turned by a key – to protect his valuables. But in our modern times, with the aid of technology, we’ve advanced so much further with the security of our locks. After beginning with wood, we evolved the locking device over and over again using metal, then magnets, and today, we’ve enhanced our locks even further by implanting computer chips and wireless capabilities into them – allowing us evermore security and peace of mind, even from afar. Because just as the thieves have grown smarter and more resourceful, so must our locks and theft deterrents to compete with them. So, for the sake of your smarter security, we’ve gathered three of the best smart lo
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Repairing a popcorn ceiling - Popcorn ceiling repair can be a pain. The rough, flaky texture can get in your eyes at the slightest touch. The texture casts shadows every which way, which can make color and shading a tricky business. And of, course, toxic substances such as asbestos can lurk amongst those miniature snowy ceiling shapes. When you’re repairing your popcorn ceiling, be informed. A wrong move can leave you with crud in your eyes, an ugly ceiling, or a lung full of potentially harmful material. Take care. You’ll get a great looking, safe ceiling. The Basics for Your Repair Gather the essentials. You’ll need a sturdy ladder, good protective eye-gear, gloves, and whatever product you plan on using to patch the damage; many popcorn ceiling patch materials will be available at your local hardware or home repair store. Put a mat down and gear up. Completing these steps will keep your clothes clean, your carpet dry, and your There are lots of great do-it-yourself fixes to help you patch the popcorn ceil
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Gone are the days when a home’s stature was based solely on its size and elegance. These two features still play a part, of course, but in 2016, home technology can truly take a luxury residence to a whole new level.
http://www.allconnect.com/blog/how-to-use-home-tech-to-stay-ahead-of-the-curve-and-make-life-more-convenient/
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Every homeowner has tasks that just seem to waste time and energy, like cleaning your gutters twice a year, dragging the sprinkler around to water the lawn, or habitually monitoring your energy usage. But there are smarter ways to tackle these responsibilities. http://www.allconnect.com/blog/5-ways-to-help-your-home-work-smarter-not-harder/
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Looking for the smartest of the smart thermostats for your new home? We compare 3 of the best.
http://www.allconnect.com/blog/a-smart-tale-of-three-thermostats/
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