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Five simple tips on how to keep your house warm over winter

Five simple tips on how to keep your house warm over winter

By Monica on December 27, 2016

It’s that time of year again where we all want to keep warm and hibernate. With some simple prep work you can keep your home without breaking the bank.  

1) Fixing drafts can save you a small fortune on energy bills. Most of them can be prevented with...

How to keep your house safe and warm this winter – home or away

By satomi on November 02, 2016

It’s getting to that time of year where we all want to turn up our heating to stay warm.  But simply cranking up the heating can cost a fortune.  Check out JustAnswer’s handy tips for keeping your home warm and waterproof this holiday season – WITHOUT breaking the bank.

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Home Heating

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How to Stay Warm and Save Money

By finn on November 11, 2015

Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s a good idea to make sure your furnace is running as efficiently as possible. You’ll be warmer and save money, too! And it’s probably a lot easier than you think. To get the ...


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True or False: Open the windows during a hurricane

By Carolyn Hauck on October 20, 2015

With a few months left in hurricane season and some category 4s now behind us, we’re looking to dispel one of the most common misconceptions in hurricane preparedness: opening windows.

If you have a basic understanding of physics, opening windows to relieve outside...

Fall Garden

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The Well-Worth-It Fall Garden Prep

By Carolyn Hauck on September 22, 2015

Properly preparing your garden for fall and winter tidies up your yard, but more importantly, prepares the soil for spring planting. Well worth the small investment in time and money, the little you do now and in late fall, the more benefits you’ll reap in the spring.

Fall Home Prep

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10 Essential Fall Home Preparations

By Carolyn Hauck on August 20, 2015

It’s hard to believe, but it’s nearly that time of year again. As we lazily enjoy the dog days of summer, it’s also time to start thinking about getting our homes ready for the fall and winter. The good news about starting early with home prep is that you can move through the below...

What You Should Know: Buying a Home

By Jessica Klimczak on July 23, 2015

When you begin to consider purchasing a home it can be hard to feel prepared. According to the national association of realtors, over 92% of potential home buyers do research online whether it is to gather more information about purchasing or to locate available properties. The biggest...

Air Conditioner

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10+ Hot Money-Saving Tips for Summer

By Carolyn Hauck on June 11, 2015

 Splurging on far-away travels, road trips or festivals this summer? Paying extra for summer camp for the kids? Follow these easy money-saving tips from Experts on JustAnswer to help you budget your way through the fun-...

House for sale

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The top 3 tips for selling your house quickly

By Carolyn Hauck on May 19, 2015

You’ve decided to sell your house; you’ve maybe even contacted your realtor and started packing. Although you are beginning to move on and think about the next home, it’s important to spend time and a little money fixing up the house you are preparing to leave, because it could mean a higher...