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Nursing Home Activities Ideas For March

March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day, the leprechaun, shamrocks, green beer and all things Irish. If you are an activity director in a nursing home and are planning activities around the Irish theme for this month, here are some activity suggestions to keep in mind. Trivia games can be on all things green or on Ireland. A party theme could be the same and there are many crafts to be made in the spirit of the Irish too! Ireland is well known for its fabled […]

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The Pros and Cons of Wireless Lighting Control

Turning off lights when they are not needed is one of the best ways to save energy. This is especially true in commercial buildings, where lighting can account for up to 40% of the building's total energy cost. With wireless lighting control, you don't need to rely on employees to turn lights on and off. Instead, you can take advantage of scheduling, timers, occupancy sensors and photosensors to deliver the optimal illumination level in all situations while minimizing wasted energy. Many traditional building and lighting control systems […]

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Off Gassing in Mobile Homes – 5 Ways to Reduce Chemical Off Gassing in Your Mobile Home

Mobile homes are often considered an economically effective housing solution. What is often not considered is the tremendous amount of off gassing from the mobile home itself and from products used in mobile homes that can send harmful chemicals into the air. This becomes an unhealthy situation quickly because of the initially tight seals, and lack of ventilation. Here are 5 ways to reduce the chemicals that mobile homes off gas; and reducing these chemicals will help you and your family stay healthy. Avoid Carpeting If Possible […]

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Get To Know All The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rammed Earth Homes

Rammed Earth Home is one of the most economical, comfortable, durable and elegant looking building structures. It was an ancient method of building construction which is still very popular up in order to these days. Why? Simply because of the many top qualities it possesses that benefits both the homeowners and the rammed earth builders. These advantages include the following: Long Lasting Strength and Durability The thousands of years of remaining standing from archaic times to the present day plus several scientific testing conducted are evidence enough […]

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What Home Appraisers Look For

The recent sagging housing market has homeowners looking for ways to maximize their home and get the highest appraisal possible when they refinance, whether they need equity from their home or want a lower mortgage payment. Here's some quick tips for your unique house plans and a to do list to review prior to setting up the appointment for an appraisal. 1. An appraiser will check all rooms throughout your home for damage that could affect the overall value, so scope out your entire home for anything […]

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