Designing Spaces Goes Back to College

Designing Spaces Goes Back to College

In this episode of Designing Spaces: Back to College, we take a look at ways to keep expenses lower for students in college.  College is expensive, and many students will struggle to keep some necessary things within the family budget. First, we go to Cort Furniture Rental with Katherine and discover the benefits of renting versus buying.  Cort offers the convenience of online shopping and delivery and pickup.  Then, we talk to Susie Taylor and find a solution for one dad who is trying to manage his daughter’s wireless spending.  Net10 is their answer.  Also, we discover how something as

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Managing Your Student’s Wireless Bills

Managing Your Student's Wireless Bills

Susie Taylor is here to explain how Net10 Wireless can help you manage your college student’s wireless bills.  With nationwide coverage, Net10 offers a low-cost option for people looking for all the services of the big-4 wireless carriers, without the big price.  You can can your current phone, and your number.  We help one dad find the solution he is looking for to solve his daughter’s cell phone needs.

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Furnishings For Your College Apartment or Dorm

Furnishings For Your College Apartment or Dorm

Katherine is renting her first off-campus apartment and goes to Cort Furniture Rental to find just the right furnishings to match her style.  Allison Ballard walks Katherine through through the process of finding affordable and stylish furnishings and home decor.  Allison shows Katherine how can she can view all of the products online and make her choices, or come into a Cort showroom for personal assistance in picking exactly what she wants.  Cort surprised Katherine with how helpful they were, and how easily she was able to pick what she wanted and have it all delivered and set up for

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Green Living Inside and Out

Green Living Inside and Out

Living an eco-friendly green lifestyle does not translate to giving up some of the nicer things in life. In fact, greener lifestyles often lead to richer lifestyles in several different ways. And, you will always know you are contributing to reducing our carbon footprint. Our “green” topics today start with a look at new HVAC systems that are energy efficient, reliable, and provide homeowners value by reducing electric consumption. Then, we take it out to the back yard to see how mosquitoes can be kept at bay using a unique treatment that is safe for pets and humans. Finally, we

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Discover the Efficiency of Amana

Discover the Efficiency of Amana

What do you do when that old AC unit starts causing problems or stops working? The good news is that there are affordable, energy-efficient, and environmentally-friendly options on the market today. Joining Debi Marie is Jim Fisher from Goodman Manufacturing, and Cameron Carrow, Owner of PMS Mechanical, to show us “Think Green” trends in terms of heating and cooling. Jim and Cameron cover the latest trends in new HVAC technology, including how energy efficient systems are lowering utility bills. Newer units are quieter, more cost effective (lower electric bills) and environmentally friendly. Also, issues of reliability and value are discussed

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Taking Back the Backyard

Taking Back the Backyard

With summer comes the enjoyment of the great outdoors, even if it is only the backyard. Ah yes, the patio lifestyle, kicking back, sipping a cool drink, eating meals hot off the grill. And then…the unwanted guests….MOSQUITOES! Michael and Carmen are homeowners plagued by mosquitoes in their back yard. An understanding of mosquitoes, and how they reproduce, thanks to Stanton E. Cope Ph.D, Terminix Director of Entomology & Regulatory Services, reveals the first steps to be taken to begin eliminating the pests. Richard Russell, Terminix Service Technician demonstrates the actual service offered by Terminix to eliminate mosquito problems. At the

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An Education On Solar for Today’s Homeowners

An Education On Solar for Today’s Homeowners

Meet Millie. She’s a 12 year old enthusiast for solar energy, and along with solar energy technical expert Andy, she has a message for homeowners. Solar panels on your home are not for rich people. In fact, with Vivint’s ideas, solar energy becomes an option that may significantly reduce your utility bill, and the best part, you don’t have to pay for the solar energy system. Why have Millie talk to home owners about solar energy? Because if she can understand how it works, so can a grown-up who owns a house. Consider this: the earth gets more energy from

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Thinking Green Can Save You Green

Thinking Green Can Save You Green

On this edition of Think Green, we focus on the money side of living greener. The environment is always at the forefront, but green technology is contributing to living more economical lifestyles. First, we address an American dream; home ownership and acquiring a first house, and how mortgage insurance could be a key component to make dream come true. Then, we visit one community where electric vehicles are the norm, and contribute to keeping the cost of living under control. Finally, we visit a house in Maryland to examine measures homeowners can take to reduce energy usage; good for the

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