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Accumulair Platinum Air Filter

The Tragedy of Fiberglass Filters I never realized how important it was to choose the correct air filters for my furnace until recently. I really thought they were all the same. As long as I had something in there, I was good, right? Wrong! I learned the hard way after buying all those filters that were the cheap inexpensive kind that I could see right through. And when I placed them in my unit, I had to be extremely careful not to bend them because most of the time they would collapse from the air flow. Pictured above: fiberglass filter I would wonder why it recommends changing every 30 days when I...
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Good, Healthy Snacks for Summer: Fight off the Summer Fats

It has been stated by NASA climatologist Dr. James Hansen that it is likely that 2012 will reach a record high global temperature, which makes it that more difficult to eat right and stay cool. Temperature isn’t all that is at a record high; obesity is, too. Did you know that during the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States? According to the CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 1/3 of the U.S. adults (35.7%) and 17% of children are obese. This is based on the latest government statistics. This is shocking to see that Mississippi...
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To Have a Pool, or Not – That is the Question!

To have a Pool or not – that is the question. Well, our first experience at having a pool has been quite the adventure! If you think having a pool is not a lot of work, then you are horribly wrong! It is a full time job. We have constantly been working on ours since we moved in two months ago and finally, this week, decided to call a professional (POOL BOY) to come out. And wouldn’t you know, he made it beautiful in a couple of days! WOW! (Not to mention he is cute and talks like he is from England – sorry, honey). The prices of having someone maintain your pool...
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Top 3 Green/Energy Efficient Countries

What does it mean to be energy efficient? Well, being energy efficient can be defined as “using less energy to provide the same service”. While this may be a broad definition of the phrase, it describes it quite nicely. When we think of being energy efficient, we think of driving a hybrid vehicle, or turning the lights off when leaving a room, but being energy efficient can go much further than that. However you look at it, the goal of being energy efficient is to use fewer resources to provide a product or service. One example that I’m sure most people can relate to is, if...
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Accent Wall Color Ideas That Make a Room Go Boom-Boom-Pow!

  Face it—most of us aren’t artists, on or off a campus.  When it comes to decorating our homes, many times we fail.  Sometimes the inspiration just doesn’t come, or maybe our color palettes are a bit out of style, and in some extreme cases, our tastes exceed our sight.  The last thing we want is to scare our guests, but we don’t wish to bore them, either.  The trick is to find a good balance between extreme and extremely lame.   There are many ways to bring positive attention to your home.  One of the best ways to add flare...
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