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The benfits of a standing desk

Many research studies have found a link between lower back pain and prolonged sitting. One clear benefit standing desks offer is an easy solution to the back pain some get from sitting all day. Standing decreases compression on your back because your lower body shares...

Leaky Skylights

Do you have a skylight in your roof? If you do, then you enjoy a nice way to have extra natural light in your home. But at the same time, you likely know that skylights take a lot of maintenance. Skylights, in essence, are just one of many roof penetrations. When I am...

How to Choose the Right Stove

There are many differing opinions on what type of stove is best. However, there are some simple questions that can help you simplify your decision and make it clearer what is best for your home. First, do you already have a gas line? This could make having a gas stove...

Using Candles in Your Home

Elegant and sophisticated candles are the perfect finishing touch to any home’s decor, not only for their beautiful scent, but also for the cozy candlelight they cast. Here are some tips to get the most out of candles in your home. The fragrance will disperse more...

How Hot is Too Hot?

You might never have changed the temperature on your water heater, and you might not think that there is any reason for you to ever touch it, but did you know it could save you money to do so? The recommended temperature setting for a water heater is 120 degrees,...

What Is Wrong With My Windows?

When you look out your windows, does it feel like you’re looking through a fog? In some homes you will see a distinct fogginess in the windows, sometimes so serious that it looks like they have been painted with a semi-transparent white paint. This is a sign that the...

Dryer Fires – How To Prevent Them

The fact that a dryer fire happens is not a surprise. Many times on a home inspection I see all the conditions that would encourage a fire to occur. Fortunately, dryer fires can be prevented in many cases. Below is a list of items that can help limit and reduce the...

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