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Winter Proofing Your Home

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The heat will be on this winter. With winter storms hitting parts of the country early, furnaces cause heating bills to rise.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills; half going toward heating and cooling.

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How Fans Save Us Energy

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As the temperature gets higher, so do our energy bills! It costs US homeowners more than $11 billion a year to use an air conditioner and puts roughly 100 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That’s an average of two tons per air conditioned home! Here’s how a fan can help change that.

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Thinking of Becoming a Beekeeper?

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Whether you live on a farm, in a suburb, or in an urban city, beekeeping can be a fun and rewarding hobby or small business. As a beekeeper you can make more than just honey! Beeswax, lip balm, candles are a few of the things you can make from your hive. You can also sell bee pollen and offer services such as swarm catching, bee removal and starter hives or replacement bees! As the first article in this series, we will discuss the very basics of beekeeping to help you decide if you want to start a beekeeping hobby. As the series continues, we will get in more depth of how to start your hive and take care of it, harvesting and much more!

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