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The bricks on your home’s exterior have a cute name

Well, we have to admit that those bricks on your home’s exterior have a really interesting name. “The little pieces of brick that stick out in almost a random pattern, contributing so much to the textural quality of the exterior, are called chiclets, like the chewing gum,” says Leslie Saul, founder of architecture and design firm Leslie Saul & Associates.

 

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It is very important where you place the thermostat

Your thermostat measures the temperature where the dial is installed, so this is why it is very important where you place it. Moreover, you should install it away from sunlight, windows and doors. “The thermostat is designed to read the temperature from where it is located,” says Marla Mock, vice president of operations at Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning. “If it is placed near a heat source or window that allows a lot of light in, the reading can be incorrect, making the thermostat turn the system on and making the house uncomfortable.”

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