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    6 Effective Ways to Make Homes Warm for Winter

    It’s not too late to prep your home against the winter chill. Some are DIY, some require professional help, but all will create comfortable, energy efficient rooms for people to gather round the fire or play board...

    • Posted November 15, 2015
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    Show Notes: Keep Your Home Safe and Dry

    Want to keep your home safe and dry? Learn how to conquer the drip, spot the leaks and learn all about the newest water detection devices and gadgets that might save your home from going down in...

    • Posted November 8, 2015
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  • Show Notes: Autumn Home Overhaul

    It’s time to get the autumn home overhaul and safety checks on. Join James and Morris is week for timesaving and serious tips for your winter weather home prep. Thank you to our guest, Cesar Chavez of...

    • Posted October 10, 2015
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    Winter Problems: Ice Dams

    From the California side of the Rockeys to Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes to New York harbor, their is a common winter condition that often only gets discussed after a major roof leak occurs. Do you know what it...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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    Enjoy Your Yard in December! Here’s How

    In mild climates, there’s still time to plant a festive camellia in a pot near the front door and put in bulbs for a big spring show. In colder areas, it’s time to gather boughs from the...

    • Posted December 7, 2014
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  • Show Notes: Are You Ready For Winter?

     Are you ready to take on the challenges of cold wet weather? With some help from Morris, James and our friends, we will have you warm, safe and much better prepared for the coming winter. Thank you to Lenny...

    • Posted November 22, 2014
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  • Reduce Winter Gas Bills

    When it’s cold outside, your furnace and water heater work harder, accounting for 86 percent of the typical winter gas bill. There are steps you can take to reduce seasonal gas bills: First, for both safety and...

    • Posted July 28, 2014
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  • Preparing for Old Man Winter

    Winter can be tough on you when it rolls around. Today, you’ll learn a few things you can do to prepare for Old Man Winter. If you haven’t done so already, adding insulation is a good place...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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  • Winterizing the Swimming Pool

    During a long, hot summer, nothing beats a swimming pool. Those who have them are very popular, but around Labor Day all those friends, relatives and neighborhood kids suddenly disappear. You’re left with a great big concrete...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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  • Fiberglass for Freezing Feet

    In 1938, John Thomas and James Slayter got a patent for a process to make glass wool. This was no threat to sheep, but rather a new way to make insulating material with fibers that were extremely...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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