Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

Without the benefits of a programmable thermostat, your energy bill might rise with the mercury

programmable thermostatHave you ever left your home in the morning forgetting to adjust your thermostat up or down, and worried 1) what will my electric/gas bill look like this month, or 2) how uncomfortable will the temperature be in my home when I return?  Or, have you either woken up in the middle of the night uncomfortably warm, or felt too cold in the morning and resisted getting up to adjust the thermostat?  All of these scenarios could soon be a thing of the past with a programmable thermostat.  In recent years, these thermostats have become quite popular, and the more sophisticated models have many features you may not even be aware of.  These are a few of the benefits of a programmable thermostat:

Cost Savings

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Gun Storage Safety Tips

Set your sights on these gun storage safety tips from First Protector

Gun Storage SafetyMany people enjoy owning and operating firearms. But, with gun ownership comes the responsibility of safely securing these possessions, especially when there are children in the home. Besides keeping the kids safe, you don’t want your guns to be accessible to any unauthorized persons. Burglars look for unsecured firearms in the home because they can easily sell them on the street, or worse, use them in other crimes. Below are some gun storage safety tips for consideration:

Safe and Secure Storage
You have multiple options for safe gun storage in the home. Whether you choose a lockable drawer or cabinet, a lockbox, or invest in a gun cabinet or safe, the key is to ensure your firearms are in a location that is not accessible by children, and cannot be retrieved by anyone without your expressed permission. If … Read the rest

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide PoisoningCarbon monoxide gas has no odor, taste, or color.  What it does have is the ability to cause you and your family grave illness, or even death. According to the CDC, each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning that is not linked to fires, and more than 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year suffering from its effects.  Carbon monoxide comes from the burning exhaust of fuels such as oil, wood, coal, and natural or propane gas and a leak occurs or there is poor ventilation.  Portable generators, your vehicles, gas appliances, furnaces, and your fireplace are all common culprits of carbon monoxide buildup in the home.  Because many people rely on portable generators for heat after a winter storm power outage, it is not surprising that most portable generator-related carbon monoxide deaths occur in homes during colder months.

Follow these tips for carbon

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