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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Extend the Life of Your Appliances

Understanding the average lifespan of major appliances, such as your dishwasher, refrigerator and washing machine, helps you plan for upgrades and repair expenses.

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Legal
Shelley Frost

What's the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

The words “lawyer” and “attorney” are often used interchangeably, but they have some slight differences. Learning more about these two titles can give you a better sense of your options when it comes to legal counsel.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Everything You Need to Know About BTUs and Air Conditioner Sizing

If you're in the market for a new window unit or portable air conditioner, you'll need to understand some AC sizing basics.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

How Often Do I Need to Replace My Windows?

When your windows get older, they don't function as well. But if they’re not broken, it can be hard to tell when it’s time to replace them.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Here's How to Properly Use a Garbage Disposal

Now that you're the proud owner of a garbage disposal, you're going to need to know how to use it. Listen: We’re not here to judge you. We’re just here to help. Here’s a how-to guide.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

11 Key Facts to Know About Locksmiths

If you find yourself locked out of your house or car, locksmiths are the next best thing to a superhero saving the day. They've swooped in to rescue many of us, and like your favorite cape-clad comic-book character’s secret identity, they’ve got a few secrets up their sleeves.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Why Is My Refrigerator Warm?

If your fridge feels a little warm, a thermometer can help you determine the exact temperature. Here’s what to do if you find that your fridge’s temperature falls above the 40-degree mark.

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Insurance
Team eLocal

Does Insurance Cover if a Tree Falls on Your House (Even if No One Is Around to Hear It)?

Insurance sometimes covers tree-related damage, but coverage may depend on the circumstances. Liability can get more confusing if a tree damages neighboring property.

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