10 Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes Before Spending Time in the Sun

Jul 17, 2019 by

The right preparation is key before you head out into the sunshine. Just rubbing in some sunscreen isn’t enough to protect you from ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays that can cause irreversible damage, skin cancer, and premature aging. Don't make these mistakes before stepping out the door! read more

The Speediest Way to Cut Your Summer Energy Bills

Jul 17, 2019 by

When you're trying to maintain a comfortably cool indoor temperature in the summer, your energy bills tend to rise wi... read more

These Are the 12 Best Things You Can Do for Your AC

Jul 16, 2019 by

Aah—that’s your sigh of contentment when you retreat from the hot summer sun and enter the sweet relief of your air-conditioned home. But if you want your AC to cool the air reliably and efficiently, it needs regular care and maintenance—and not just when Mother Nature turns up the heat. So, as the heat soars this summer, take a moment to give thanks to Willis Carrier, who invented modern air conditioning back in 1902, and then be sure to follow these 12 tips that will help keep all that cool comfort coming. read more

13 Problems a Power Outage Can Cause at Home

Jul 16, 2019 by

We live in a wired world, where nearly everything in our lives requires a steady supply of electricity to remain in operation. But sometimes severe storms, high winds, lightning strikes, car accidents, falling trees, unusually high power demands, or even damage by animals can cause severe disruptions in local and regional power grids, leaving your home without electricity for hours—or more—at a time. Here are some of the major problems that can occur both during a power outage and when the power comes back on—and how to cope. read more

10 Chemicals You Didn’t Know You Were Carrying into the House

Jul 15, 2019 by

Plastics, processed foods, and highly concentrated cleaning products make our lives more convenient, but they may come at a cost to our health. It’s no surprise that you can be exposed to harmful chemicals just about everywhere—including your home—but you may be shocked to learn about the chemicals hiding in common, routinely purchased household items. Here are just 10 of the potentially harmful chemicals you may not know you've been bringing into your house. read more

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