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Angie’s List: Is a Free Estimate Really Free?

August 19th, 2014
(WGGB) -- We've all heard the expression, "There's no such thing as a free lunch," but what about a free estimate? Many service companies offer them, but how do you know that bid won't come with a price tag? The answer may depend on your...

Angie’s List: Removing Poisonous Plants

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August 12th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A weekend spent working in the yard can turn into an itchy, uncomfortable nightmare, if you don't steer clear of poisonous plants, like poison ivy, oak or sumac. "I usually just noticed one or two little dots which eventually...

Angie’s List: Giving Your Deck a Facelift

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August 5th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The summer is winding down, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy your backyard deck -- as long as you have a deck worth enjoying. If your deck needs a facelift, you have options. But, should you paint your deck or stain it?...

Angie’s List: Safe Tree Removal

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July 29th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Despite our best effort, sometimes a tree is just too sick to save. When that happens, you really have no choice but to remove the tree. "Proper tree maintenance is important from a liability standpoint for homeowners," says Angie Hicks...

Angie’s List: Protecting Your Pet from Parasites

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July 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- The dog days of summer are upon us. Chances are your furry friend is spending a lot of time outdoors, which exposes them to plenty of harmful parasites. You can prevent these health issues before they start. "Being a volunteer at the...

Angie’s List: HVAC Yearly Service Agreements

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July 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The key to keeping your air conditioner humming all summer long is proper maintenance, but when you're busy, an AC check-up is probably the last thing on your mind. That's where yearly service agreements come in handy. Many HVAC...

Angie’s List: Extend the Life of Your Washer & Dryer

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July 8th, 2014
(WGGB) -- When it comes to household appliances like our washer and dryer, we usually assume we're using them correctly. But over time, abuse and neglect can easily lead to an emergency repair call. "The more water you have in there, the more...

Angie’s List: Repairs Following a Summer Storm

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June 17th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Summer storm season is upon us, and while it's important to stay safe when severe weather strikes, it's also important to keep your guard up after the storm passes. Shady contractors often travel from state to state -- looking for...

Angie’s List: Buying a Bicycle

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June 10th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Looking for new wheels this Father's Day? There are tons of bicycles to choose from, but finding the right fit can be a little tricky. Biking weather has arrived, so why not take Dad out for a Father's Day ride? Whether he's...

Angie’s List: Dealing with a Bee Infestation

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June 3rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- You're probably expecting a few guests this summer, but what if 50,000 guests made a surprise visit -- and had no plans to leave? That's the size of the average bee colony and while you certainly don't want them taking up residence...

Angie’s List: Replacing Your Front Door

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May 27th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Improving your home's curb appeal is a smart investment and nothing makes your home more inviting than an attractive front door. In today's Angie's List report, we show you how a front door upgrade can reduce your energy bills and...

Angie’s List: Cleaning Your Grill

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May 20th, 2014
(WGGB) -- We're gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, which is typically the unoffical start of grilling season, but if it's been a while since you fired up your grill, a checkup may be in order. A good grill should last for many years, but...

Angie’s List: Renting a Car

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April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) - Families are dreaming of spring break getaways. You've spend a lot of time planning your perfect vacation - from booking the hotel to researching restaurants. But there's one thing you may have overlooked. In today's...

Angie’s List: Mastering a New Skill – 4/15

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) - Whether you've always wanted to learn to tickle the ivories or dance the tango - mastering a new skill can benefit the mind, body and soul. In today's Angie's List report, we learn how to get the most our of your...

Angie’s List: Getting Your House in Order in 2014

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January 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) -  There's a lot of upkeep when you own a home. If you've ignored any much needed repairs, the New Year is a good time to take inventory of that needs attention. Now Angie's List has some advice on getting your house in...