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February 9, 2024
Texas House Bill 2294- Watch Out Contractors!

New Thermostat Law - Pro and Con By Betty Stephens The Law Burglar and fire alarm technology has evolved towards an integrated system model, whereby a consumer can use a burglar or fire alarm panel to adjust not only an alarm but also thermostats, lighting, locks, and window treatments. The thermostat component of this new […]

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February 8, 2024
Home Advisor Service

Home Advisors By Betty Stephens of Quest Media Home Advisor was formerly known as Service Magic. Service Magic a 13-year-old company with $205 million in annual revenue officially relaunched as HomeAdvisor. Home Advisors connects service professionals with consumers seeking help with home improvement and repair projects. They help home owners find trusted home improvement contractors. […]

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February 7, 2024
Angie's List

Angie’s List By Betty Stephens of Quest Media Angie’s List is a US-based website that aggregates verified consumer reviews of service companies as a way to "capture word-of-mouth wisdom." Angie’s List has about 1.5 million subscribers throughout the United States and Canada who post an average of about 40,000 reviews each month. The concept behind […]

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February 1, 2024
Portable Air Conditioning Units

PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONERS By: Betty Stephens of Quest Media Portable air conditioners provide effective cooling to spaces without access to central air conditioning or areas that simply need supplemental cooling. They are a popular choice for their mobility and for cooling small spaces such as bedroom, offices, basements and computer rooms. The portable units are […]

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January 31, 2024
WiFi Thermostats

WI-FI THERMOSTATS By Betty Stephens owner of Quest Media   Now you can buy a Wi-Fi thermostat" (or "ip thermostat", "internet thermostat", etc.) which allows you to control your thermostat settings remotely, it can be controlled from a computer or even your iPhone or Smartphone!   With the use of smartphones and laptops now there […]

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January 31, 2024
Wine Cooler/Wine Rooms

WINE COOLING By Betty Stephens, Quest Media Only a small percentage of fine wines benefit from long-term aging. Most wines are best enjoyed within a few years of release. If you’re looking to buy wines to mature, you should really consider investing in professional-grade storage. The number one enemy of wine is heat. Temperatures higher […]

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January 26, 2024
Crooks Beware, Copper Watcher on duty!

  Last month we wrote about the growing epidemic of air conditioning units being stolen for their valuable copper.  We mentioned that there were new products coming to market to counter the thieves in their evil doings.  One such product the Copper Watcher is designed to alert owners if their units  copper lines have been cut loose […]

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January 13, 2024
Back-Up Power Generators

Whether you or a family member have a medical condition that you rely on medical equipment, you work from home, have a high profile job, security concerns, live in an area with frequent power outage you really should consider a back- up power generator.  They are now affordable, easy to install, and automatically switch on […]

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January 7, 2024
Contamination Test Kit

Refrigerant Moisture / Compressor Oil Acid Contamination Detection Test Kit If a HVAC technician tells you he needs to test your refrigerant or compressor oil he will mostly be referring to a test and using a similar kit and methods as shown in the video below. This is valuable information about the health of your air […]

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January 6, 2024
Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector

This item is good for the do-it-yourselfer. (It is not contractor grade.) It will help you locate where you need to to caulk and insulate. Sometimes you don't realize just how little insulation is in certain walls or just how bad some windows leak.  This can be a very telling tool.  It is easy to […]

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January 4, 2024
Honeywell Prestige HD Thermostat

This was my anniversary present from my husband last year. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box. I am not sure I was thrilled with the romantic gesture, but this has turned out to be one of the best gifts I have ever received. After seeing it, three of my neighbors had us install one […]

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January 3, 2024
Whole House Surge Protection

We have all had the lights flicker during a storm.  Maybe you even shut down your computer.  I took a lighting strike at my house a few years ago and it took out anything with a clock,  and or a remote control it cost me big.  My in-laws recently lost a microwave and then just a […]

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