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Maintaining your window A/C unit

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As the hot summer months approach, air conditioning will be vital to your family’s comfort, but the units need regular maintenance to function properly. According to the Department of Energy, the most important upkeep task to ensure your air conditioner is running at its best is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Make sure your air conditioner is sealed in place to the window frame it sits on. This prevents cool air from escaping from your house and ensures safety.

 

Outdoors

 

Three cheap tools to make gardening healthier

 

According to a study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, activities like gardening can lower a person’s risk of dying early by 18%. In the meantime, though, this stress buster can come at a cost to your back and knees. Here are three cheap tools to help make gardening healthier.

 

$15 bypass pruning shears are “lightweight” and easy on arthritic joints, doing the trick with nothing more than a light squeeze, says Pol Bishop, an expert for Fantastic Gardening.

 

Bending down into your garden can be stressful for your knees over time, so consider investing $10-$15 into a garden kneeler, offering a smooth, soft, flat surface to kneel onto.

 

Gardening is relaxing, but thorns and plants can do a number on your hands. Consider purchasing leather gardening gloves for around $15 to keep your hands comfortable but safe.

 

Decoration

 

Thrift store chic

 

Decorating your home doesn’t have to break the bank. According to Better Homes and Gardens, many of the things we hold in decorative esteem can be found for bottom dollar at your local thrift stores. Look for picture frames and flowerpots, but don’t be too turned off

 

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