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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects...

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Car Safety and your Teen

Talking to Your Teen About Car SafetyWhen teens begin to drive a car, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up:Car...

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7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so,...

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon or carbon monoxide — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through...

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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving?The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after a...

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What to Do After a Winter Car Accident

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road in Cortland, Dryden or Ithaca area. And, it’s an even worse time to get into a car accident. But, with reduced...

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Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're away?One way...

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. It also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, as if we could forget, winter is right around the corner,...

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Protect Your Family From the "Silent Killer"

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that results when certain fuels do not burn completely. And it can be deadly. That's why it's important to know how to prevent it, detect it, and protect yourself...

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