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Thermostat Recall announced for Honeywell and Cadet brands – List of Model Numbers being recalled

Honeywell / Cadet Model Number and Date Code for thermostat recall - CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Honeywell International Inc., announced a voluntary recall for approximately 77,000 electric baseboard and fan heater thermostats. The thermostat control could overheat, which could cause the unit to melt and smoke. The excessive heat could also become a burn hazard to consumers.

Honeywell received 16 reports of thermostat controls melting. Luckily, no injuries have been reported to the company.

The thermostat controllers were sold at home improvement retailers, HVAC and electrical stores, and by contractors between January 2000 to December 2007 with a retail price ranging $80 - $300.

Coupon Clipping - RedPlum names 2011 Super (Savings) Man Contest Winner

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(Best Syndication News) - RedPlum is a coupon provider both online and in newspapers. They wanted to get the word out that coupon clipping is not just for women, but for men also. They hosted a 2011 Super (Savings) Man Contest and have named this year’s winner, Brandon Wade of Paducah, Kentucky.

RedPlum’s contest was hosted on Facebook and they reported receiving 500 entries in the first day alone, with 1,700 entries received for the contest. The entries came mostly from women naming their men in their life as being big on saving with coupons and other means.

Brandon Wade won the contest after his wife told RedPlum how he started clipping coupons when he lost his job. He also started to cook at home to save money. His wife also said that he is on the lookout for meat that is reduced for quick sale to save money.

California homes must have Carbon Monoxide Detectors installed starting July 1, 2011

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(Best Syndication News) - A new law will take effect on July 1, 2011; all single-family homes in California must have a carbon monoxide detector installed. Senate Bill 183 was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger on May 7, 2010. The new law was created to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in homes.

All homes in California will need to have a carbon monoxide alarm beginning on July 1, 2011 for all single-family homes. On January 1, 2013, all other types of residences will be required in California to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed. This includes apartments, condominiums, etc.

Not complying with the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 will be considered a misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $200 for each offense. The good news is if you are caught in violation, the homeowner has a 30-day notice to correct it before the fine is imposed.

TLC’s ‘Extreme Couponing’ TV Show – Two coupon shoppers show different strategies for saving money

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(Best Syndication News) - The format is the same on each of TLC’s ‘Extreme Couponing’ TV show, but every time there are neat tips to learn from the shoppers highlighted during each episode. On Wednesday night’s TV show they had Kelly and Rebecca show different ways that they save money using coupons.

In order to get her entire groceries free, coupon shopper, Kelly, explained on TLC’s ‘Extreme Couponing’ the reason they get so much quantity of items is that she gets store credits for other food. That way she can buy produce and items that do not get discounts. She does not hoard necessarily. If she has extra food, she will donate the food items. She made a good point in that if a grocery store gives credit for overages on coupons; why not use it to your advantage.

California Home Insurance Premiums average $826

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(Best Syndication News) - According to an a report by HomeInsurance.com, the California homeowner paid on average $826 in annual home insurance premiums in the month of February 2011, which was an increase of 2.2 percent from the previous month. In January 2011, the average annual home insurance premium in California was $808.00.

The home insurance premiums have been on an upward climb over the last year of 2010. In October of 2010, the annual average was $749 for home insurance premium rates in California. The national average for home insurance premiums for the month of February 2011 was $710.

What causes the home insurance premiums to cost what they do? There are several factors the insurance company will use when quoting premium rates. According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are seven common factors insurance companies use when determining premium prices.

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