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Hardware Stores

ACE Hardware

With 4,600 stores in all 50 states and 60 countries, ACE Hardware has been known as the helpful hardware store for more than eight decades. More information can be found at www.acehardware.com

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Kitchens & Baths

Infusion Kitchen & Bath Showroom

Experience a showroom like no other. With a plethora of working toilets, kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, and steam showers, when you visit our designer plumbing showroom you're sure to be amazed. Our dedicated staff is here to assist you throughout your building or remodeling project

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Carpeting

Fairway Tile & Carpet

Celebrating 60 years and best known for Enviro-Cushion, the waterproof, insulated carpet padding for basements, concrete slabs and over crawl spaces and garages. Fairway Tile & Carpet has one of Michigan's largest flooring collections including exotic hardwood, tile, fine carpeting, vinyl tile & sheetgoods. Expert installation.

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Roofing Replacement Guide

Replacing a roof isn't something a homeowner does that often.  Glenn Haege's Roofing Replacement Guide gives you the steps to follow in order to find a contractor, select the correct roofing materials and make sure that you are protected with the right warranty. It’s free!

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Publication date: 12/28/2010

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Lowering a thermostate can create heating bill savings

Dear Glenn: I recently purchased my first home. It is 1,400 square feet. I have a programmable thermostat, and I work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. I was wondering how beneficial it is to reduce the temperature of my house from 66 to 60 degrees during the day and bring it back up to 66 at 5 p.m.

I would like to keep my heating bills as low as possible, so I am open to any input you have here.

Dear Darin: Congrats on being a new homeowner. It is beneficial to lower the thermostat when you are gone during the day. Set it even lower when you are away longer, and you will see the savings each month.


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