Worried about power outages? These 5 tips can help you feel prepared – Home Improvement Blogs

(BPT) – While you may enjoy warmer temperatures, summer weather also brings dangerous storms. Scientists at Colorado State University predict at least 19 named tropical storms and nine hurricanes this year, while AccuWeather is forecasting an above-average tornado season. These unpredictable events and regular summer thunderstorms can produce unexpected power outages.

You rely on the power grid for everything from working and household chores to all kinds of entertainment, not to mention keeping your home comfortable and secure. An hour without power is inconvenient, but how about several hours, days or weeks? On average, electricity customers have experienced over eight hours of electric power interruptions in recent years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Living without power for that long is challenging today, and sometimes even dangerous.

How can you prepare for extended power outages?

Weather is unpredictable, as is the reliability of the power grid when it is

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Do NFTs have a place in the home?

NFTs are increasingly making their way into the home world, with marketplaces like 1stDibs hosting auctions for the digital assets and manufacturers such as Nathan Anthony debuting cryptocurrency-inspired furniture collections at this year’s Spring High Point Market. When it comes to interiors, however, the increased attention around digital artwork raises the question of whether virtual possessions are actually making their way into homes—and if so, how exactly does that work?

In recent months, a number of startups have cropped up with the goal of tapping into the market of homeowners and art collectors who want to show off their digital purchases in real life. For the most part, NFT frames—wall-mounted display screens designed specifically for digital artworks—are the product. Many of the companies in the burgeoning space (contenders include Framed, Tokenframe, Qonos Inc. and Infinite Objects, which has collaborated with NFT superstar Beeple) are focused on creating high-quality digital

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New Property vs Existing Build: Which Should You Invest In?

 

If you’re thinking of investing in property, you may be wondering whether to buy a new build or an existing property. Both have their pros and cons, so it’s important to weigh up all the factors before making a decision. On the plus side, new builds are often more energy-efficient than older properties, as they must meet current building regulations. This can mean lower running costs and potentially higher resale value. On the downside, new build properties can be more expensive than older properties, as you’re effectively paying for the premium of a brand-new home. Existing properties, on the other hand, may need some updating to bring them up to scratch, but they can offer more space for your money. 

This article will explore the key differences between investing in a new build or an existing property, to help you make the best decision for your needs.

Why You Should

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