Planning for an Intimate Winter

This winter promises to be a season to remember. Not only will we have the usual assortment of storms and other inconveniences, but for the first time in our lifetimes most of us will be forced to endure them stuck at home due to the COVID restrictions—without the happy relief…

Planning Ahead for a Happier New Year

Most of us will be more than glad to see the end of 2020 and the long pandemic-induced nightmare of a year. But even as we gradually recover, we should pay attention to the lessons learned from the lifestyle changes forced on us—some of which will be enduring.

Here’s a…

Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh and Safe for a Happy Holiday Season

There’s nothing like the look and smell of a freshly cut tree to evoke memories and raise your holiday spirit, especially during the recent Covid-19 disruptions. Keeping your tree fresh and safe is an important part of that enjoyment.

Here are some tips to keep your tree looking…


First came the lightbulb. (Thomas Edison first patented the incandescent bulb in 1879.) Then came replacement bulbs.

Edison’s first light bulbs lasted a whole 13.5 hours.

LED bulbs are rated up to 50,000 hours. That’s 50 x longer than the average incandescent bulb, nearly 25 x longer than a halogen…

Backup Power Gains Importance During COVID

Power outages are annoying at best, deadly at worst. Now with the coronavirus restrictions and so many people working and schooling at home, loss of electrical service takes on a new dimension—lost productivity.

Missing a TV show or two is a minor inconvenience, and dining by candlelight can…

It’s Time for Your 2020 Fall Home Checkup

October is the perfect time to get your home ready for winter. The weather is still decent, especially this year, so use this time to look for potential problems and check things off your home maintenance to-do list.

Outdoor Checkups

The later we get into fall, the more…