TIPs

Put fresh batteries in the thermostat

It's daylight savings time again. We all know the drill: when we change the clocks, we should change the batteries in the smoke detector. That’s sage advice. But did you know that modern thermostats have batteries, too? If you’re like me, it wasn’t even on my radar. I grew up with a round mercury thermostat that...
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Keep the inside air moving!

Finally, it’s cool and dry in Florida. This fabulous weather lures me outside and makes me want to twirl around a meadow like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music! Cool weather also means the air conditioner doesn’t run as much, which is a relief when the FPL bill arrives. But, have you noticed that...
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Remember to change the A/C filter every month

The holidays are over, resolutions set and it’s time to start making the most of the New Year. So why is my Christmas tree still up? The most recent excuse, er reason, is that it gets dark so early and the tree gives much needed light! As you might have guessed my tree is fake. It...
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Prevent Water Leaks Part 2 – Replace Old Caulk

Our office has wonderful windows that I often use as a whiteboard. The colorful scrawl jolts my brain out of its fog. George doesn’t share my sense of whimsy. So, I cleaned the inside of the windows which, of course, made the outside dirt more obvious. Stepping back to admire the clean outside windows, I saw the...
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