4 reasons why you need to check your furnace

Furnaces are being fired up all over the country, and it’s vitally important to have your furnace inspected. Find out why. 

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7 days to digital detox

Did you know that the average American checks his or her phone 80 times a day? We're using them while we're shopping, eating, watching TV, and yes, driving. We're even using our phones while talking to family and friends. 

Put down the device and become more mindful of the people and experiences around you. Here's a one-week digital detox to help you dial back your phone attachment. 

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Don't ignore this hidden risk: Understanding underground service lines

Close your eyes for a moment and picture this scenario. 

You have a gorgeous maple tree on your property. For years it's been the focal point of your yard with people often stopping to tell you how lucky you are to have such a beautiful tree on your property. Sure, you're lucky, until that one summer day when that maple tree decides to push a tree root into a water pipe running underneath your property. 

What do you do now?

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That text? It can wait. Take the pledge to stop distracted driving

Distraction comes in many forms. 

In the car, it could mean taking your eyes off the road to change the radio station, taking your hands off the wheel to enjoy the first sip of morning coffee, or losing your focus because you're talking to a passenger. 

From eating, drinking, and personal grooming, to using a GPS, and talking or texting on a cell phone, there's no limit to the possible distractions while driving. Each one puts the driver, passengers, and others on the road at risk. 

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Climb with care and step up to safe ladder practices

If you own a home, chances are you own a ladder. Since they're such common tools, it's easy to forget just how dangerous they can be. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 97 percent of ladder falls occur at home or on farms. Falls from a household ladder can easily cause sprains, broken bones, or worse. 

Always remember to think before you climb. 

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