Is it time to change your home’s air filters?

Have you changed the air filters in your home in the last one, two or three months? If not, it’s time to do so. Regularly replacing your air filters helps improve your home’s air quality, minimize your energy bills and extend the life of your HVAC systems. Whether you have a central HVAC setup, a window or wall unit, a freestanding air purifier or some other solution, there’s probably at least one filter that needs regular maintenance to work its best. Here’s how to change or clean your home air filters.

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3 questions to ask before downsizing your home

Eventually, many homeowners face the same question: stay in the family home or downsize? Whether you’re an empty nester or simply want lower expenses and less upkeep, downsizing is a popular move for homeowners who are ready to simplify their living situations. Here are three questions to ask yourself to help ensure your downsize is done right.

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Schedule your annual mortgage review

As a homeowner, it’s important to stay on top of your finances. This includes periodically checking to ensure that your current mortgage is still the right fit for you. If your goals or situation have changed or if better mortgage options have become available, it may be time to reassess your mortgage to see if you could benefit by refinancing into a new one.

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How to brighten your home this winter

Winter has its charms, but the shorter days and longer nights are on few people’s lists of favorites. While you can’t make the sun stay up longer, you can take simple steps to bring more light into your living space. Here are six ways you can brighten up your home this winter.

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Wine storage for every budget

For many people who appreciate wine, curating a collection of bottles for personal enjoyment, entertaining or collecting is a point of pride. However, to be preserved at its best, wine must be stored properly. Many wines are ideally stored horizontally, at a temperature of 55 F, between 60-68% humidity and away from light and vibrations. While creating a traditional wine cellar environment isn’t feasible for everyone’s home, effective storage options are available for all budgets.

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