thermostat

Recommended Thermostat Settings For Summer

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency released a new Energy Star report this week for the recommended thermostat settings for energy efficiency of 78° F when you’re home, 85° F when you’re at work or away and 82° F when you’re sleeping. The suggestions have come with...
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Don't Touch These When Visiting Somebody Else's House

With your social calendar filling up with holiday parties, an etiquette experts offers some advice on what to avoid touching when visiting somebody else's house that you may not be close to or know personally to prevent the embarrassment of participating in a faux pas. The fridge and everything in...
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When Big Purchases Pay For Themselves

Nothing can give you more pause and thought than making a big purchase. In many cases, putting down the cash to buy big ticket items will pay for themselves in convenience and savings. But just how long does it take to recoup those costs? Well for a coffee maker, it will pay for itself in two...
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Sleep Cool This Summer For A Restful Night

There is nothing like waking up for a full night's sleep but when was the last time that actually happened? Now that summer is here it seems even harder to get a restful night's sleep. So here are some tips to sleep in the heat of summer from experts. According to the National Sleep Foundation, we...
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Take A Photo Of Your Stove Before Vacation

Vacation season is here and for all the planning, saving, packing and booking you done, you should take a picture of your stove before you depart. Add to that, snap a picture of your thermostat and even your iron. A recent survey of 200,000 people found that 33% said they worry at least once a week...
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The Battle Over The Office Thermostat

It is defiantly getting warmer outside, which mean the office thermostat wars will be heating up again! According to a CareerBuilder survey, 46% of workers complain that their office is either too hot or too cold, with 15% admitting that they’ve actually argued with a coworker about the office...
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How To Heat Up A Cold Office

Now that the cold weather is back there is a good chance your office is also cold! So if you work in a drafty office or have a stingy boss here's some advice on how to get the heat cranked up! First, recruit like-minded cold comrades who also feel the office is scold and then as one group present...
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Cold Weather Hacks To Keep You Warm

Floridians can handle pretty much all sorts of weather except freezing temperatures and bitterly cold wind. Freezing rain affecting much of the heart of Florida this morning and wind chills in the 20s and 30s all day the cold sticking around through Sunday. So make sure you are prepared by keeping...
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Take A Picture Of Your Stove Before Vacation For A Good Reason

Your bag is packed, the reservations are confirmed and you're about to leave for a well-deserved vacation! But before you leave, take your phone out and snap a picture of the stove knobs, air conditioning thermostat and even the iron. It's not because you want to show off your home appliances to...
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Placebo Buttons: Elevator Door, Crosswalk & Thermostats

Unless there is an out of order sign across it, you'd expect buttons to do what they say they'll do, like close elevator doors, turn the A/C temperate down or activate cross walk signs. Come to find out, many buttons are nothing but lies. For instance, cross walk signals. While some actually do...
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