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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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7 Types of Flooring and How to Choose the Right One

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When you’re renovating your home, choosing the right flooring is a critical decision to make. However, with all of the flooring types to choose from, the task can be quite overwhelming. Selecting the suitable flooring material will dictate how the rest of your home renovation project goes. It will also determine the installation method and …

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Is Cottonwood Good Firewood? A Guide to Burning Cottonwood

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Cottonwood is a high-ash softwood that puts out a low level of BTUs compared to other, more popular firewood options. For these reasons it’s far less common than other firewood varieties, but it does have its charms and can certainly create heat if its the source of wood you have on hand. Here, we’ve rounded …

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