Spoiler Alert: A Lot of Really Bad Things We love a good DIY project. They’re so satisfying, aren’t they? Fixing something with your own two hands? Confidence-boosting. Making custom upgrades to your space? Comfort-enhancing. Saving a pretty penny? Wallet-approved! Of course, that’s assuming everything goes well. But be honest: How many DIY projects have you
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A short-term solution could cost you more than you think From time to time, we all ask ourselves biggie questions: Why are we here? Is there life on other planets? Which came first—the chicken or the egg? And why the heck do some, but not all, of my electrical cords have three prongs instead of
A Gainesville tech explains Let’s say you’re mowing the lawn or pulling weeds. You’re looking forward to finishing up your chores so you can head inside and enjoy a nice, cool beverage in your nice, cool home. As you’re working, you glance over at your trusty AC unit, and something looks… unusual. And by “unusual”
Enjoying the summertime looks a little different right now (thanks COVID-19), but what probably won’t change is the summer heat. That means most of us are already looking for ways to keep cool while keeping our costs down. You know the usual suspects: AC units, window units, and ceiling fans. There’s also, you know, praying for the heat wave to break.
Losing power in your home is no joke. Sometimes it’s not that serious—just a few hours of your kids complaining about a lack of wifi and Netflix. But other times? It’s super serious: spoiled food, a flooded basement, or no heat or air conditioning. Whether you’re looking to avoid a minor inconvenience or a major
The direction your ceiling fan spins affects the air flow in your home. Duh, right? But this simple fact has a big impact on heating and cooling your home. With your fan set to the right direction, you’ll be more comfortable in the extremes of summer and winter, and you’ll save money, too.
It’s April-showers-brings-May-flowers time again, and if you’re anything like us, rainy days slooooow you down a bit. When it’s drizzly, maybe you turn on the TV, get your electric blanket ready, start a pot of coffee… … and then *click*. Everything stops working. It’s probably the circuit breaker. What is a circuit breaker? A circuit
The coronavirus pandemic has forced us—and by “us” we mean the entire world—to push pause on everything that feels normal. While we know this won’t last forever, being in the thick of it is… tough. And yet there are bright spots, aren’t there? We’ve already learned so much about our own resilience and about our
We have to confess something: That is a blog post title we could have never anticipated. But COVID-19 has certainly turned the world upside down, hasn’t it? We realize this is temporary: the stay-home orders, the daily press conferences, the teleconferencing and social distancing. Eventually, the virus will be under control and we won’t have
As with most of our modern conveniences, we rarely think about our electrical outlets. In fact, they generally come to mind under only two circumstances: When our paint roller slips and our partner “sweetly” reminds us we should’ve taped over the outlets like they told us to. When we try to turn on our hair