5 Ways to Help Protect Your Home

With a home burglary occurring every 15 seconds in the U.S., it’s wise to be protected in case your residence falls victim to theft. 1. Home security system Deter thieves with noise or an automatic call to the police. 2. Proper outside lighting Thieves may choose to bypass a well-lit home. 3. Strong exterior doors…

5 Home Improvement Projects That May Have the Biggest Return on Investment

Conventional wisdom has long held that kitchens and baths sell homes. Those are also two of the more expensive areas to tackle for home improvement, but if you make sound design decisions and choose the right materials, you could end up making your home more appealing to potential buyers – and a more enjoyable place for…

5 Tips for Childproofing Your Home

Children are curious by nature. Where you see a coffee table, they see a jungle gym. Where you see couch cushions, they see a fort. This can lead them into potentially dangerous situations. While it’s not possible to completely childproof a home, there are steps that you can take to protect children as effectively as…

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Extreme temperatures, from wintry winds to summer heat waves, can make us more mindful of the importance of an energy-efficient home. But no matter the season or which climate you live in, taking a few key steps can make a significant difference on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home. That’s because…

What to Do If You Are In a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and daunting experience, and a time when you may not be thinking straight or in full control of your faculties. Being prepared beforehand with the proper items, as well as knowing what to do afterwards with some simple and easy-to-remember steps, can help you stay…

3 Tips for Driving in Fog

Fog can be one of the most dangerous weather conditions for both new and experienced drivers. Fog has the potential to reduce visibility significantly, so it is critical that drivers stay focused on the road in order to stay safe. Severe weather demands your undivided attention, so be sure to reduce any possible distractions by…

The Science Behind Winter Driving

Have you ever wondered why black ice forms, how traction control works or what causes hydroplaning? Let’s take a look at the science behind some common winter driving conditions in order to better understand what leads to dangerous driving situations, and help us all prepare to drive more safely this winter. What Is Black Ice?…

The Importance of Being Prepared

Disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes can strike with little or no warning. To ensure that you and your family are prepared, there’s no time like the present to create emergency kits: one for use if you need to evacuate your home and one for use if you get trapped in your home for…