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Best Ways to Make a Smart Home for Seniors

Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the last century. In fact, the World Health Organization now estimates that people over the age of 65 will outnumber children under the age of 14 by 2050.

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Best Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades to Increase Home Property Value

Whether you’re planning to spend decades in your home or hoping to move in the near future, it’s always wise to consider the best home improvements for resale. Traditionally, new siding, decks and bathroom remodels have been among the best upgrades to add value to a home.

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Best Ways to Make Your Home a Kid-Friendly Smart Home

Raising kids can be challenging, especially in a world with new and rapid-changing technology. Luckily, thanks to this new technology, making a kid-friendly smart home is easier than ever!

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What Are Cool Roofs?

If you have a small business, the wrong type of roofing can make the summer incredibly hot, forcing your HVAC system to work overtime and leaving your employees—and customers—overheated and uncomfortable. Cool roofs help combat rising temperatures in hot climates, offering small businesses opportunities to save on air-conditioning costs while providing a cool work environment.

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StarTex Power is now Constellation in Texas!

StarTex Power is now Constellation in Texas! The company many Texans have come to rely on for exceptional customer service, and of course, electricity, will remain the same but now with a new name.

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How to Get the Most Out of Smart Home Assistants Twitter Chat

Smart-Home Assistants are becoming increasingly popular in homes and offices around the country. But many people aren’t using them to their full potential.

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5 Ways to Make Your Attic More Energy-Efficient

Improving the energy efficiency of your attic helps maintain a comfortable temperature in your home while saving you money on heating and cooling costs. Despite this, it’s easy to overlook the benefits of proper attic ventilation, radiant barriers and energy-efficient insulation: over 90 percent of US homes are improperly insulated.

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Week-by-Week Moving Checklist: Best Tips for Moving and Packing

Moving can be rough. It’s time-consuming, expensive, and hard on your body.

Small Business Energy Savings 8 Ways to Go Paperless in your Small Business

8 Ways to Go Paperless in Your Small Business

As businesses grew increasingly reliant on electronic communication, experts assumed the era of the paperless office was upon us. Despite this, shops, restaurants, salons, law firms and small manufacturing firms still have difficulty converting to a paperless office.

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Energy-Efficient Fans: Finding the Best Fans for Your Home

Maintaining a comfortable climate in your home is a challenge, especially when you consider the effect of air-conditioning and heating on your energy bill. Choosing the best ceiling fans for your home helps keep you cool in the summer—and even warm in winter.

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6 Essential Routines for Smart-Home Assistants

So maybe we don’t yet have flying cars or robot maids (unless you count your Roomba), but if you have a smart-home assistant like Amazon Echo or Google Home—and you’ve figured out the best smart-assistant routines to make your life easier—now you’re keeping up with the Jetsons. Routines are the key to getting the most

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