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    Warmer Winter? Blame El Nino

    1/5/2016 2:09 PM

    After a crazy-warm December with record high temperatures, including the warmest Christmas since 1964, residents in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC are facing the reality of the mercury dropping back to normal for this time of year.  Break out the mittens and scarves, fill up the antifreeze in your vehicle, and keep your window and sliding glass door curtains shut tight to protect you from the cold.

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    Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy This Winter

    12/31/2015 11:54 AM

    Cold winter weather is here to stay in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.  Our HVAC systems will work overtime to keep our homes warm and increase our utility bills.  While we're able to protect ourselves with an extra layer of clothes, gloves, hats, and scarves, our furry friends can't.  It's up to us to protect them from the hazards of winter weather.

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    Top Five Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

    12/22/2015 11:51 AM

    December is a month full of fun - cocktail parties, family gatherings, trips to the tree farm, gift wrapping, and football.  It can also be a time of stress if you're down to the wire and still have those last-minute gifts to buy or presents to wrap.  The busy holiday season can lead to not getting enough sleep, eating on the go (hello, fast-food drive through), and one too many adult beverages at holiday get-togethers.

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    Front Door Holiday Decorations

    12/11/2015 12:35 PM

    Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit more than decorating your home.  From displaying family keepsakes to lighting up your home, holiday decorating is a way for you to show your holiday spirit in your own unique way.  Whether you go the traditional route, with evergreen swags and twinkling white lights, or more edgy with multi-colored modern designs and bright lawn ornaments, celebrating the holidays just seems to put a

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    Holiday House Proud and the History of Holiday Decorating

    12/4/2015 12:03 PM

    The holiday season is in full swing.  While it seemed like many retailers started decorating before Halloween was even over, many homeowners wait to decorate their homes until after Thanksgiving.  Outdoor displays range from classic white lights adorning trees and shrubs to elaborate computer-controlled light shows complete with synchronized music.

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    Save Energy This Thanksgiving Holiday

    11/23/2015 11:29 AM

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  It's a time where American families get together with friends and loved ones to celebrate.  And the star of the party is the Thanksgiving meal.  But it can use a lot of energy to cook those delectable dishes.

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    Saving Energy with Efficient Window Treatments

    11/17/2015 3:06 PM

    When colder weather begins to arrive, homeowners might be concerned about increased utility bills as their HVAC systems work harder to heat their homes.  This is an even greater concern if you have older, inefficient windows. 

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    Be Prepared for Winter With These Tools

    11/13/2015 12:29 PM

    Like it or not, winter is coming.  And here in the mid-Atlantic, Mother Nature has a way of keeping us on our toes. To be prepared for the upcoming winter season, there are some tools you should keep handy in your home.  

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    Save Energy at Home with ENERGY STAR

    11/10/2015 12:44 PM

    As winter approaches, homeowners anticipate increased energy bills as the weather gets colder and HVAC systems work harder. Properly maintaining your heating system ensures it runs efficiently and saves money on your utility bills.

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    5 Home Projects that are a Must for November

    11/3/2015 11:55 AM

    As we enter November, leaf raking is in full swing for many homeowners.  In addition, there are other projects you should tackle this time of year to be prepared for the onslaught of winter.