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Collect this idea To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, most companies are shifting to remote work. As a result, plenty of people are reconfiguring their spaces and scrounging for the tools to effectively work from their homes. We reached out to our coworkers for some work-from-home inspiration. Some of us are having to make
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Collect this idea ITTIGallery/Shutterstock Understanding home equity When you take the current market value of your home that you receive after an appraisal and subtract it from the amount you currently owe on your mortgage, that’s your home’s equity. Your home equity is how much of the property that you truly own. This is the formula you will
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High-speed internet isn’t a necessity for everybody, and sometimes high-speeds just aren’t available in certain areas. Many people can get by with satellite or mobile hotspots for basic web browsing, but for those of you who need it, fiber and cable internet provide more reliable connections, download speeds of 25 Mbps or faster and more
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Collect this idea This spring cleaning season, there’s a lot more than just decluttering at stake — a clean home could be your last line of defense against a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. To help separate fact from fiction, we spoke with Dr. Stephen J. Thomas, Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at SUNY Upstate Medical
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Collect this idea Piotr Swat/Shutterstock In the early 2000s, fiber-optic internet was not unheard of—Verizon had first deployed its Fios service in 2004⁠—but fiber-optic cable lines were expensive to lay and the service was stalling. For the most part, the high-end market was served by cable and the low-end by DSL.  Enter Google Fiber. In 2009, the Federal
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Collect this idea Joyseulay/Shutterstock Even with the right unit and proper installation, there’s always the chance that your furnace will malfunction. While some problems are caused by normal wear and tear, most can be traced to inconsistent maintenance. Furnace issues can wreak havoc in your living space, especially during the colder months when you really
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Collect this idea welcomia/Shutterstock Furnaces play an essential role in keeping your home warm when the weather outside turns cold. But in order to save money on repairs and energy bills, it’s important to replace your furnace at the right time. Today’s furnaces are highly energy-efficient, reliable and quiet. But one size does not fit
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About WOW!  WOW! (also known as Wide Open West) offers cable, fiber and DSL internet, phone and television services for customers in nine states providing services to over 7 million people. You can find WOW! internet in metropolitan areas like Montgomery, AL, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, and 16+ other markets. There are WOW! Internet package
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Collect this idea ITTIGallery/Shutterstock What is equity? You’ll often hear the term equity when it comes to homeownership, but you may not even know what that means even if you already own a home. The amount of money you receive when you sell your house, minus any debt associated with it, is equity. When looking at it from
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Collect this idea Image:Breadmaker/Shutterstock Nordyne, also known as Nortek Global HVAC, is a manufacturer of heating and cooling products. The company creates innovative and thoughtfully designed equipment. They also value the input that they receive from customers when considering their solutions.  From commercial buildings to homes, Nordyne’s lineup will surely fit your needs. If you’re
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Rather than forcing heated air through a system of ducts like a conventional furnace, a radiator uses steam or hot water to warm your home through a series of pipes. Radiators were invented in the mid-1800s and many older homes still have them. Cost-effective and energy-efficient, radiators are starting to make a comeback in some
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Bedroom Windows Buying Guide Bedroom window treatments aren’t given much thought by many homeowners or renters. You might throw something over the window to block out light if you sleep late or skip it altogether if you’re an early riser. But bedroom window valances, curtains or other window treatments can help turn your house into
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Collect this idea Clean off your HVAC system every time you see that it’s collected dirt and debris. Image: Shutterstock/ Christian Delbert A heat pump is one of the essential units in your home or office that operates throughout the year to cool or heat the space. While an efficiently running heat pump offers savings
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Living in a state with a moderate or variable climate means having multiple options for how you want to tackle the seasonal changes in weather. Most commonly, you’ll find yourself debating over heat pumps and air conditioners.  Air conditioners are devices that absorb warm indoor air and supply cooler air instead. Heat pumps also perform
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Find the best internet in New York City by comparing providers and prices. Collect this idea If you’re looking for the best internet providers in NYC, it’s not as simple as Googling “internet service near me.” Known as the Big Apple, New York City is home to eight major sports teams, including the Yankees, the
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What is Adobe Home Security? Collect this idea Photographicss / Shuttershock Abode home security came on the scene in 2014. In 2018, it became majority-owned by the Italian tech company, Nice. Nice is an industry leader in home automation, security, and smart technology. Not only are their products designed to protect, but Abode security systems
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Collect this idea Image: John Royal/Shutterstock Comfortmaker Heating and Cooling Comfortmaker Air Conditioning & Heating has been in business for 100 years. The company provides an array of heating and cooling products, such as air conditioners, furnaces, packaged systems and heat pumps. Its parent company, United Technologies, also runs well-known brands such as Carrier and
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Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday. Check out our submission instructions at the bottom of the page. Today
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Collect this idea A well-designed patio can become a second living room for your home, so it’s important to make smart design choices. One of the biggest decisions you will need to make is what to use for your patio flooring. With so many patio flooring options, it can be tough to decide which is
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Collect this idea Image: wavebreakmedia/shuttershock Fiber internet is a type of broadband internet service. It works by fiber-optic cables converting to light electrical signals, carrying data and sending the light through transparent glass fibers roughly the size of a human hair, according to the North Carolina Department of Information Technology. DSL transmits data over copper
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