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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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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.

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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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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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