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How to Choose the Best Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

Greg

Your home is your castle, and your castle will be the site of many beautiful memories with friends and family. When it comes to choosing outdoor lighting for your home, you want options that will highlight your home’s best qualities, while also providing plenty of ambiance for outdoor activities. From landscape lights to outdoor light […]

Did You Know Different Rooms Require Different Fan Wattages? 

Greg

When it comes to shopping for ceiling fans, there are so many different options on the market and finding the right one for your space can sometimes be a significant challenge. There’s so much to consider, such as style, size, airflow, motor quality, energy efficiency and more. It’s easy to want to select a ceiling […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Using a Charcoal Grill

Greg

Whether you’re new to grilling or you’re making the transition from gas or electric grills, charcoal grilling is a great way to get that smoky flavor you know and love. Charcoal grills have a variety of benefits, including portability, simplicity and higher heat temperatures. You can also customize your heating areas with careful arrangement of […]

When Should I Change the Direction of My Ceiling Fan?

Greg

Pictured: Emerson Carrera Grande ECO  Did you know that ceiling fans spin in two different directions? Your ceiling fan direction can actually impact your energy savings and comfort level in the summer—and in the winter, too. Since their invention in the late 19th century and their introduction to homes in the 1920s, ceiling fans have […]

How Do I Balance My Ceiling Fan?

Greg

Pictured: Emerson Carrera Grande ECO Ceiling fans help circulate the air in a room, keeping it comfortable so you don’t have to rely so much on your primary heating/cooling system, reducing your energy costs in the process. And like all machines with moving parts and extended use, ceiling fans will eventually wear, come loose and […]

15 Tips for Turning Your Patio Into a Party Area

Greg

After several long months of cold, summer is finally here and that means longer days, nicer weather and warmer temperatures. This kind of weather is best enjoyed with friends outdoors, whether at the beach, park or in your back patio. Summer is known as the season for backyard parties and barbecues; however, as excited as […]

4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bills this Summer

Greg

Summer is almost here, but with that nice, warm weather comes a significant rise in our energy costs. Do you know how much you typically spend on electricity during the fall and spring? Have you noticed whether this amount seems to increase in the summer? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average household […]

Dos and Don’ts of Porch Lights

Greg

Pictured: Minka Lavery Wall Mount in Antique Bronze Ask professional interior designers and most will agree that lighting can really make or break a space, and that’s as true about the inside of your home as it is the exterior. In the same way that the right pendant lights or lamps can transform a room, […]

3 Ways to Protect Your Outdoor Ceiling Fans From Moisture

Greg

Pictured: The Donaire from Matthews Fan Co. When it comes to outdoor ceiling fans, it’s important to remember that they are specifically designed to withstand exposure to the elements—to varying degrees. However, if you don’t select the correct fan or take the necessary precautions, rust can very easily and drastically reduce its lifespan and performance. […]