Christmas Tips

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This Christmas, take your dog outside for some playtime before your gathering. A tired pooch is a lot less likely to jump up on guests or bark incessantly every time the doorbell rings. For extra insurance, keep him occupied with a toy that dispenses treats.

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During your Christmas party remember: guests prefer to take on some small tasks, instead of standing around while you attempt to do everything yourself. Ask an older relative if he’d mind greeting guests at the door. Recruit teens to take coats or offer fruit juice. Kids may direct guests to the buffet table or offer hors d’oeuvres.

This Christmas…

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…spend quality time with your kids before your extended family arrives. Christmas is a good time to teach your family, especially children about values like love, compassion, giving and sharing. Try to include the whole family in different Christmas activities like festival related cooking, decorating the house and the tree and wrapping up gifts…

What to Winterize Now, Soon or Later in Your Home

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Now, You Should…

Insulate windows: Keep cold air out by lining each windowpane with an insulating film. Don’t worry about it looking tacky; the plastic can have a barely there finish when applied correctly.

Change the furnace filter: Buildup can make your furnace work overtime, which may reduce its life and inflate your heating bill. Change the filter every few months or whenever you can no longer see light through it.

Block drafts: You can save 5 to 30 percent on home energy costs by reducing drafts, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy. Invest in door draft blockers—they’re inexpensive and easy to install.

Soon, You Should…

Change out your wardrobe: As you make room for winter clothes, assess your summer outfits before you pack them away. Toss what’s ripped and hopelessly stained, donate what no longer fits your body or style, and place what’s left in space-saving bags. Continue reading

The Window Brand HomeTech Counts On

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HomeTech has a longstanding partnership with Soft Lite that allows us to offer our clients both their energy efficient replacement windows as well as their extensive warranties. For more information on Soft Lite windows, visit their website. Or better yet, give the MD roofing and replacement windows experts at HomeTech a call and set up a FREE in-home consultation. Click on the link below to visit the Soft Lite website:

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