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How to Keep Your House Cool During a Hot Summer

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Sometimes, cranking up the air conditioning isn’t possible, and it’s during those times that knowing how to keep your house cool really pays off. From letting air in and out of the house at the right time to investing in nifty gadgets like house fans, we’re going to discuss ten of the best ways to …

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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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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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