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Money-Saving Tips for Moving

By Brian Wilson The cost of moving is often easily underestimated—the process involves many moving parts (no pun intended), and the rundown of expenses required to transition fully from Point A to Point B quickly adds up. Going as cheap…

Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

Whether going by air, land, or sea, the cost of traveling adds up quickly, and ticket prices can skyrocket around popular travel dates. Aiming to go home for Christmas or visiting friends for NYE can turn into an expensive experience…

5 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

Depending on the season, location and amount of usage, your electric bill can be an intimidating expense. After all, electricity powers nearly everything in a modern home–from the appliances and entertainment devices, to air conditioning and lights. Despite its importance,…

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what is section 8

The Section 8 program aims to help people with one of the most basic of human needs: shelter. As rent prices continue to rise, programs like this can be helpful to individuals and families that just can't seem to make ends meet.

vacuum refrigerator coils

[caption id="attachment_70982" align="aligncenter" width="600"]how to vacuum refrigerator coils Vacuum your refrigerator coils twice a year to keep your fridge running efficiently.[/caption] Let’s face it: In the summertime, your refrigerator is your best friend. There’s nothing like the first sip of a cold beverage to cool you off when temperatures are sweltering, and you don’t even want to think about where you’d be without the freezer. A summer without ice is not a summer you’ll enjoy. Since so much is riding on this relationship, this month's green tip focuses on keeping your favorite appliance running smoothly. Regular refrigerator maintenance involves vacuuming the condenser coils on the back or the bottom to clear out the dust and gunk about twice a year. Removing this debris will ensure the fridge doesn’t have to work too hard to keep the insides cold. Even better, the less the refrigerator has to work, the less energy it consumes – which translates to lower energy bills for you. Now that’s cool. So how do you go about vacuuming those coils? We’ve got the process laid out for you, step by step.