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Nest Thermostats

Some Quail Runners already know about money-saving features of programmable thermostats. One of the newest products is the Nest Thermostat, invented by the same team that worked on the iPhone.

As soon as yonestu install it, (and it’s easy to do), a Nest starts learning what settings you prefer, and you can also change the schedule easily. It automatically turns itself down when no one is home. You can connect to the Nest via your phone or computer to change your setting and have a warm (or cool) house waiting for you. Research shows Nesters can save 10 to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. In under two years, it can pay for itself.

Avoid disastrous water damage

stainless washing machine hoseStainless-steel braided washing machine hoses cost less than $20, are available at any hardware store, are easy to install, and will help to prevent a burst hose, not uncommon with rubber hoses.

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