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4 Reasons To Hire Movers
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4 Reasons To Hire Movers

If you're planning a big move, the moving process can be a hassle, especially if you're doing all the hard work of loading, packing, and transporting yourself. Professional movers, however, have the expertise to provide you with a hassle-free move day. For more reasons on why you should hire a pro mover to handle your next relocation, keep reading. 1. Experience The best moving companies have been in the industry for a long time. This gives them the expertise and experience to facilitate local moves and long-distance moves. What's more, this experience also allows them to anticipate their client's needs to deliver both quality work and excellent customer satisfaction. If you're planning a family move to the Ft. Lauderdale area, for instance, Solomon & Sons Relocation comes highl...
What’s a Split Air Conditioner?
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What’s a Split Air Conditioner?

Summer is right around the corner and for most of the United States, that means cranking up the air conditioner to stay cool indoors. While some homeowners have opted for HVAC systems with extensive ductwork, others take solace in window units to get them through the warmer months. That's where split air conditioning systems come in as the best of both worlds, keeping your house nice and cool while avoiding a heavy-duty installation process. What is a Split Air Conditioner? A split air conditioner is an AC system that is split into two parts: an inside air outlet unit, and an outdoor compressor. These split air conditioners use pipes to connect the outdoor to the indoor. These ductless mini-split air conditioners draw warm air in and then release the heat in the air outside, thus br...
How To Get the Most Out of Your Air Filters
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How To Get the Most Out of Your Air Filters

The air filter in your home is one of the simplest parts of your HVAC system, but it is essential to keeping your unit running smoothly and efficiently. Over time, the air filter gathers dirt and other contaminants and could hinder the airflow in your home and create mechanical issues for your HVAC system. Air filters do exactly the job that their name suggests. They filter the air in your home. They don’t just block the dust and pollen from your floating around your home, however, they also keep bigger particles and debris out of your HVAC system and prevent damage. A dirty filter can create several issues with your HVAC system, air ducts, and around your home. Preventing many of these issues and making sure that you have the highest quality air free of allergens could be as simple as ...
4 Ways to Prepare for a Blind Date
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4 Ways to Prepare for a Blind Date

Your friends have been telling you for months that they have the perfect person for you, and that they want to set you up on a blind date. While you've probably run through a Rolodex of excuses to get out of it letting your friend play matchmaker, you may be ready to cave for that first date. While a blind date can be an awkward situation, there are ways to prepare yourself for what could be love at first sight, a dating disaster, or even preventable altogether. 1. Do Your Research While you may trust your friend or family member who set up the date, it doesn't hurt to do a little digging on that potentially special someone. Get a full name and check on social media to get an early first impression of this person's likes and dislikes. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more sites can...
How To Turn Your Home Into a Summer Oasis
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How To Turn Your Home Into a Summer Oasis

Craving a vacation but don't want to spend a fortune or take the personal days to go on one? Whether you are looking for ways to get rid of those work-from-home blues or simply wanting some peaceful you-time away from the family noise, look no further than your own backyard. You don't have to feel relaxed only a few weeks out of the year; instead, transform your home into a tropical oasis and feel like you're on holiday, even on the hottest days of the summer. You don't even have to leave your front door to bring some summer inspiration to your own home with these easy tips: Keep things cool and breezy. The most effective way to achieve that tropical oasis feeling while still maintaining some home comfort during the summer months is to fill your house with lots of natural light a...
4 Home Repairs You Need To Prioritize
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4 Home Repairs You Need To Prioritize

Being a homeowner comes with the fun of decorating your house to fit your taste, getting appliances that fit your lifestyle, and laying everything out just the way you desire. However, that joy comes with its hurdles when, suddenly, some issues arise that make the home sweet home slightly sour. While some home repairs can be delayed for a bit, some issues need to be prioritized and immediately taken care of. Air Conditioning and Heating Systems Whether it is the furnace going out in the middle of January or the air conditioner cranking out warm air in late July, HVAC systems require immediate attention. Clogged and dirty air filters can lead to a burnt-out cooling system, with ductwork becoming backed up with gunk and debris. A registered HVAC technician is needed to handle any le...
4 Ways To Reduce Your Energy Bill
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4 Ways To Reduce Your Energy Bill

You're absolutely not alone if you're looking to reduce your energy bills. We've all fallen prey to the unanticipated and monstrously hefty energy bill. It's the worst kind of financial blindside. One moment you think that you've budgeted like an absolute champion, and then the next moment, you're getting an electric bill that sends your stressed heart leaping outside of your chest. The last thing you want to do is have to pay that electric bill late and jeopardize your credit score. Now more than ever, with so many of us doing our best to muddle through a historically volatile job market due to the Coronavirus, it's of the utmost importance that we find ways to cut costs where we can. Getting a firm grasp on your electric bill is a surefire way to set yourself up for peace of mind and ...
How to Organize Church Events During COVID
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How to Organize Church Events During COVID

Running a church during a global pandemic definitely comes with major challenges. From keeping churchgoers safe, to adhering to legal restrictions and social distancing recommendations, hosting a church event can be particularly challenging. Nevertheless, that does not mean it can't be done. With safe handling and packaging of shared religious tools and resources, smart planning for social distancing, and staying outside when possible, there are ways to facilitate safer church events during COVID-19. While no large social gathering is ever safe during a pandemic, if you're interested in how to plan a less risky event, read on. Safe Packaging Most every church event comes with shared tools and resources to help promote faith and inspire ritual. Using sanitized, tight sealed packaging ...
What Is a Home Cooling Load?
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What Is a Home Cooling Load?

Figuring out how to regulate temperature effectively indoors is a challenge every homeowner has to deal with, and managing heating and cooling needs can be more complicated than you might think. Calculating and understanding your home's cooling load and what factors contribute to it is a good place to start if you want to take control of your energy usage at home.   Once you understand what drives up the cooling load of your residence, you can make changes to reduce it and save yourself money on your energy bills at the end of the month. Whether you're new to being a homeowner or you've just never had to deal with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning on your own before, read on to learn more about what a home cooling load is and why yours matters. What influences my hom...
Home Improvement for New Buyers
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Home Improvement for New Buyers

Introducing new installations to a home you've just bought might sound like a bad plan for protecting your cash flow. Home upgrades are often thought of as an older homeowner's game. The truth is, investing in your home straight away is a great way to create the perfect space for you and your family to live in comfort and ease right away. Rather than waiting to reimagine your home, after you've begun to leave your mark on the space, home improvement for new buyers aims to take a home that is nearly perfect and bring it that slight bit farther. This is done in order to create the home of your dreams right away, and can often lead to greater cash assets down the line. Buying a home that offers the right layout or square footage, yet lacks the amenities that you would like in your home,...