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Swamp Cooler vs. Air Conditioner: Which One Is Best?

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Air conditioning isn’t the only way to cool your home. A/C and central air systems may be the most common cooling methods, but others can be equally as effective. One such alternative method for cooling your home is using a swamp cooler. In this piece, we take a deep dive into the swamp cooler vs air …

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What Is Evaporative Cooling and How Does It Work?

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Evaporative cooling is an alternative to air conditioning that’s best used in dry climates. In contrast to A/C, it consumes less electricity, doesn’t require refrigerants for cooling, and produces cool, humid air that’s more pleasant to breathe, especially for people with respiratory issues. But how does evaporative cooling work? Let’s find out. What Is Evaporative …

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The Best Plant Propagation Station for Your Home

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Plant propagation is one of the best things about growing gardens, indoor and outdoor since it helps save a lot of time and money spent on cultivating a healthy plant. Not only is it practical, but it’s also a great way of adding life into your home when you use the right station. Keep reading …

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9 Gutter Alternative Ideas You Should Consider for Your Home

Why keep your home boring with gutters when you can change things up and use an alternative solution for your water draining woes? After all, gutters tend to be unsightly, annoying, and fragile. Fortunately, you don’t need to settle for less. With these gutter alternatives, you can change things up. Each idea comes with its …

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A Complete Guide to Home Maintenance

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Keeping up with annual chores can be daunting if you don’t have an organized action plan. Since maintenance is ongoing, it’s easy to get lost or fall behind schedule. However, regular home maintenance will protect your wallet from costly repairs in the future. To make life easier, we’ve created an easy-to-follow monthly task list so …

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