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ideal indoor humidity

Longtime apartment dwellers from D.C. to Atlanta and Miami to Houston know more about outdoor humidity than they’d likely care to. Summertime in the East brings sweltering temps and sticky situations. What’s less often considered, however, is your home’s ideal…

Energy saving bulbs called CFLs are an investment that saves cash overall.

Today's energy savings bulbs, known as Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) can not only earn your apartment the green seal of approval, but save you some significant cash in the longrun. Better yet, the modern versions of these energy efficient light bulbs - designed for home use - have improved by leaps and bounds.

Dog and Fan

Hot? Sweaty? Summer is here and it’s back with a vengeance. While some apartment-dwellers lucked out with air conditioning, there are others that need to seek out cooling alternatives when the thermometer goes up. Whether you are looking to save…

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know

One of the best parts about living in an apartment is that when something goes wrong (like the heat isn't working or the toilet won't stop running), you don't really have to take care of it yourself-- maintenance can help!…

iced-tea

If you’re like us, you’re enjoying planting flowers and putting away your heavy sweaters as the last chill of winter gives way to the warmth of spring. The warmer weather is always welcome – until it gets too hot, that is. Summer’s not far off, and with it will come soaring temperatures that can leave you uncomfortable in your apartment. You can’t do anything to ward off the dog days of summer, but you can prepare your home ahead of time so those sweltering days don’t bother you too much. Here’s how to ensure you’ll be cool as a cucumber when the heat hits.

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