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When Do You Change Your Furnace Filter?

maglish-furnaceAn important part of sustaining the life expectancy of your furnace is maintenance. A clogged filter shortens the life of your furnace because it has to work harder to draw air through the system. This reduces efficiency too. Dirty filters increase the amount of dust you may see on surfaces in your home. The general rule of thumb for replacing your filter is a 1” to 2” filter should be changed monthly, a 3” to 4” should be changed every couple of months and a 5” to 6” filter should be changed every 6 months. This can vary depending on the location of your home. Dust will be heavier during harvest if you live near a cornfield so your filter may become dirty quicker than normal. Living near new construction or having remodeling done in your own home may also shorten the life span of your filter. Here’s a few easy tips.

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Purdue Team Adds Human Touch to National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Title

2014RubelocalThe student team from the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers is once again national champions after winning the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Saturday (April 12) in Columbus, Ohio.

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Horizon's Online Systems are SAFE from the Heartbleed Bug

logo-horizon bankRecent news has been reported about the “Heartbleed bug” that can compromise websites and gain your personal information such as passwords.

Horizon Bank’s online banking systems are safe from the Heartbleed bug. Horizon takes many security precautions to help protect our customer’s information. Customers are always protected from any unauthorized transactions.

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April 2014 NWITweetup to Showcase Non-Profits with Game Show Night!

tweetupAprilTJMaloneyMark your calendars-- the date for the next NWITweetup is set! We’ll be hosting a special “Nonprofit Game Show Night” on April 22, 2014 at T.J. Maloney’s Irish Pub for the April 2014 NWITweetup!

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Hey, Nonprofits! Come Print With Us!

rot1If you’ve had work done by AMA Design & Print, then you will know about the quality of work that we produce. We put lots of time and effort in to every project, no matter who the client is. And we have a wide arrange of clients from residential customers, to businesses to nonprofits. In fact, here at AMA Design & Print we do quite a bit of work with nonprofit organizations.

“We do offer the quality excellence that they are looking for as well as staying within their budget,” Kelley Schott, Office Manager at AMA Design & Print said. “I think our staff makes sure all of our customers receive nothing but excellence in the finished products.”

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April Marks Important Safety Reminder about Digging Projects

Digging without calling to mark underground utilities is leading cause of damage

811With April marking National Safe Digging Month and the start of many outdoor projects, NIPSCO urges residents and businesses to help protect the public from serious risk or injury by calling 811 two business days before starting any digging project to have underground utility lines marked.

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What’s Up in Social Media with D: What Is Content, Anyway?

social-media-with-dHi readers! Today’s social media marketing question is so common, I’m just going to paraphrase it from the many times I’ve heard it.

Q:I know I’m supposed to be doing more with my business’ Facebook page, or maybe open a Twitter account, but I just don’t know what I should be posting. I tried to look up ideas online, but all I can find is vague advice to “Create Good Content.” What does that even mean?

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