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Angie’s List: Rebuilding After a Storm

July 17th, 2013
(WGGB) -- We're well into the summer storm season. Angie's List is warning anyone who's suffered wind and hail damage to be on guard against people who offer to help rebuild, but who aren't qualified or even prepared to follow through. ...

Angie’s List: A Different Air Conditioning Option

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July 9th, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- When the summer heat is on, it can be tough to keep your house cool. Most people turn to central air or a window unit to stay comfortable. A ductless air conditioner can also help, especially in situations where you may...

Angie’s List: Protecting You and Your Home from Mosquitoes

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July 5th, 2013
(WGGB) -- Summer is synonymous with many things: baseball, fireworks and unfortunately, mosquitoes. They can ruin a summer barbecue faster than a rotten hamburger, and all the recent rain and warm weather makes it even worse. Mosquitoes...

Angie’s List: Making Home Improvements

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June 25th, 2013
(WGGB) -- Instead of buying a new home, many families who are looking for more room choose to remodel to make more space. One of the most common reasons to remodel a home is to create more space, especially in older homes that have smaller...

Angie’s List: Replacing Your Windows

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June 18th, 2013
(WGGB) -- We're all looking for ways to save energy. Replacing your windows is one way to cut costs, improve your family's comfort and enhance the overall appearance, but it's a project that should not be entered lightly. When it comes to...

Angie’s List: Patio vs. Deck

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June 11th, 2013
(WGGB) -- During the summer, both a deck and a patio can provide an outdoor extension of your living space, but subtle differences between the two might make one better for your needs than another. Many homeowners think of their deck or patio...

Angie’s List: Building a Swimming Pool

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June 4th, 2013
(WGGB) -- It cools you off during the dog days of summer and can serve as the go-to-spot for family fun, but a pool can be a lot of work, too. A pool, whether it’s built in ground or above ground can provide hours of entertainment, but it...

Angie’s List: Taking Care of Your Lawn

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May 29th, 2013
(WGGB) -- The quest for a lush, green lawn takes a lot of work and involves more than just mowing. When it comes to lawn care, many homeowners do it themselves, while others hire a company to do it for them. More often than not, you...

Angie’s List: Investing in Braces

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May 21st, 2013
(WGGB) -- If you suspect your child may need braces, prepare for spending thousands of dollars. Tonight, we look at how to plan for the cost of braces. Braces typically cost anywhere from $4,000 to $7,000 and when planning for the cost...

Angie’s List: Buying a Generator

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May 15th, 2013
(WGGB) -- Well, like it or not, we're heading into the thunderstorm season. You never know when the power might go out. If you're thinking about a generator as a power back-up, we have what you need to know in today's Angie's List report....

Angie’s List: When Your Car Should Get an Oil Change

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May 7th, 2013
(WGGB) -- Does your car need an oil change every 3,000, 5,000 or 7,000 miles? How often your car needs an oil change depends on a variety of factors There was a time when 3 months or 3,000 miles was sound advice on when to change your oil,...

Angie’s List: Three Ways to Increase Home Security

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April 30th, 2013
(WGGB) -- Whether you leave town for a vacation or leave to run a few errands, it’s easy for busy people to become careless and leave their home vulnerable to break-ins. According to the latest FBI statistics, there were 2,159,878...

Angie’s List: Insulating Your Attic

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April 23rd, 2013
(WGGB) -- Earth Day is on April 22 and what better way to celebrate than making your home more energy efficient. The insulation of your home, along with the sealing of air leaks and drafts, can help you save up to 20 percent on heating and...

Angie’s List: Hiring a Handyman

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April 9th, 2013
(WGGB) -- It’s almost home improvement season again. Now is a good time to assess if there’s any winter damage to your home and make plans for spring repairs. The best way to retain your home’s value is to keep it in good shape. With...

Angie’s List: Four Signs of a Leaky Roof

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April 2nd, 2013
(WGGB) -- April showers may bring May flowers, but they could also cause leaks in your home. Your roof is your home’s number one defense against the elements. No part plays a bigger role in keeping the elements out, so when a roof requires...