Home and Garden

The problem with hard water

Submitted Hard water can cause scaling, deposits inside of pipes, reduced cleaning ability, and several other problems. Home ownership opens people’s eyes to many new experiences, even requiring homeowners to familiarize themselves with certain things they never encountered as renters. […]

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Home and Garden

Grant provides free upgrades

Last month, the Southwest Vermont Council on Aging announced receipt of a grant from Efficiency Vermont to help seniors over the age of 60 (and eligible younger disabled folks) save energy and money in their homes through home energy visits. […]

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Home and Garden

Creative ways to recycle leaves

Leaves cascading down from trees indicate the arrival of autumn. However, colorful and awe-inspiring autumn leaves can be a hazard if left to lie on the ground too long. Fallen leaves form a dense insulator to protect trees’ roots and […]

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Home and Garden

Heating homes more efficiently

Submitted It is time to switch to a programmable thermostat to heat a home more efficiently. With colder weather right around the corner, many homeowners are once again giving thought to their home heating needs and if it is possible […]

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Home and Garden

Exterior painting pointers

Submitted Experts say autumn is fine time to paint your home’s exterior,  but  do your homework! A fresh coat of paint on a home’s exterior can give a property a vibrant new look. Whether you decide to go with a […]

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