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Outdoor Automation Ideas for your Smart Home

You’ve heard of a smartphone, but have you heard of a smart home? Thanks to recent advances in technology, there are many ways you can use smart outdoor living to extend technology beyond your pocket and into your backyard.

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What Are Automated Home Security Systems?

Connected homes are the wave of the future, and automated home security systems are no exception. In terms of home monitoring or deterring crime, combining home automation and security is the way to go: you can program, monitor and control your security system remotely or by using an in-home dashboard.

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Finding Small Business Energy Tax Credits for 2017-2018

Understanding Energy Tax Credits As a small business owner, your mind is likely consumed with the day-to-day operations involved in turning a profit. Looking to the future is definitely part of that, but sometimes we forget to manage parts of business that don’t affect the immediate cash flow or bottom line.

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Small Business Energy Savings: Ice Makers, Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

So you’re running a business, and you’re looking to keep things cool. To keep up with volume and demand, you might need a commercial ice maker, refrigerator or freezer that’s large enough for your needs.

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Small Business Saturday Promotion Ideas

The only thing “small” about Small Business Saturday is the size of the businesses that participate in this increasingly popular shopping holiday. If you’re struggling to brainstorm awesome marketing ideas for a small business—or you’re getting a late start—Constellation is here to help!

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Make Your Own Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Twenty five percent of survey participants in FEMA’s 2011 survey said the cost of preparing for a hurricane and confusion surrounding hurricane preparedness meant they did not take as many steps to secure their home as they could have! At Constellation, we wanted to make the process of preparing for a hurricane easier.

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Tiny Houses: Energy Efficiency Spotlight

The tiny house movement is, well, huge, and a resurgence of simple living is sweeping the nation. So, what’s the big deal about living in a house the size of a shed?

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DIY: How to get rid of cockroaches, mice and other pests in your home

Any pests in your home are cause for concern. They’re annoying, could bite and spread diseases, and they can damage your house.

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HVAC Maintenance DIY Checklist

If you’ve experienced common furnace problems, you might already know that there’s a lot of value in routine HVAC maintenance. DIY “pros” often know where to look for heater troubleshooting or central air conditioner maintenance, but for those of us who are less experienced, a few HVAC maintenance tips can go a long way.

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5 Unforeseen Costs in Growing Your Small Business

You’re used to the monthly cost of operating a small business, but what happens when your company is ready to grow? There are almost 28 billion small businesses in the U.

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DIY: Fixing Water Damage

Fixing water damage is no fun, whether it’s because your home is in a flood-prone area, or because you have a leaky pipe or roof or other structural problems. “Water damage” usually refers to water that gets into your home through cracks in foundation, flooding, broken pipes or some other way, and that can cause

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