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Prepare Your Home for Summer
You may have been ready for summer since January, but what about your home? Here are some great ways to efficiently prepare your home for the warm weather.

You should take advantage of every opportunity to open your windows and let in the fresh air. A great way to improve the air quality in your home is to add air-cleaning plants like snake plants, spider plants, English ivy and small-leafed rubber plants. Plants also add to the aesthetics in your home.
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5 Simple Ways to Cool Your Home
While it's tempting to automatically turn on your air conditioner when the weather gets a little warmer, it's not the most efficient way to battle the early days of summer. Before you commit to months of increased electrical bills consider some of these simple, economical ways to keep the temperature in your home down, while still being comfortable.
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Simply put the Weber Genesis® line of grills are the best you can buy for under $1,000. What you get with the E-330® Series is a three-burner grill will plenty of cooking power and 3 colors to choose from.

The Vermont Castings® Heritage is a sturdy grill with heavy cast iron and stainless steel body parts, 62,500 BTU of grill power and plenty of amenities making it the ultimate choice for the serious cook.

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Green Living Tips
If you typically use a dehumidifier, you should try not to run it at the same time your air conditioner is operating because it will increase the cooling load and force your air conditioner to work harder.
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