Celeste Tholen

Celeste has dedicated her career to informing the public. Through her work as an editor and writer in newsrooms like KSL and Deseret News, as well as her work on SafeWise, she’s covered topics that help people stay safe and make well-informed decisions.

Posts by Celeste Tholen

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A Guide to Smoke Detector Installation and Maintenance

Celeste Tholen | Jun 25, 2020 | Home Safety

Smoke detectors are your first defense to stay safe from fire and reduce damage. See how to select, maintain, and install smoke alarms.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe During Home Repairs

Celeste Tholen | Jun 25, 2020 | Home Security

When you hire someone to make home repairs, take a few precautions to keep your home secure and prevent future break-ins or theft.

What to Do if There’s a Stranger on Your Street

Celeste Tholen | Jun 5, 2020 | Safety Tips
At what point should your suspicions rise to the level of action? And what specific action should you take? The answer isn’t always clear, but if you know when to ask more questions or when...
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How to Automate Your Home with Amazon Alexa

Celeste Tholen | May 30, 2020 | Smart Home
Error: Please add at least one "Anchor" component Check Out the Amazon Echo Family Echo Powerful Speaker Check Price on Amazon Echo Dot Add Alexa to Any Room Check Price on Amazon Echo Plus Built-in...
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How to Safely Store Items Before You Move or Renovate

Celeste Tholen | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

There are few things worse than the awful moment when you realize someone broke into your garage and snatched some of your valuable belongings. If you’ve ever experienced theft, you know what this is like—you…

residential home

What You Need to Know About Home Warranties

Celeste Tholen | Jun 8, 2020 | Home Safety
For a lot of new homeowners, the term “home warranty” can be slightly confusing. You might be asking yourself, for instance, what’s the difference between a home warranty and homeowners insurance? Don’t worry—SafeWise is here...
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A Complete Energy-Saving Checklist For Your Home

Celeste Tholen | Jul 1, 2020 | Home Safety
In the average home, 45% of energy is spent on heating and cooling. Another 25% is spent on lighting, 17% on appliances — including 8% on refrigeration alone — and 13% on water heating. Electricity prices...
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Making the Switch to a Different Home Security Provider

Celeste Tholen | Dec 11, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

There are many reasons you could be unhappy with your current home security provider, causing you to start searching for other options. Maybe the equipment the provider offers is outdated, or maybe you’re not impressed…

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Fire Safety Tips for Candles in the Home

Celeste Tholen | Jun 10, 2020 | Home Safety
Candles have been used as a method of home lighting for centuries. Although the past hundred years has seen electric light bulbs overtake candles as the main lighting source in our homes, millions of decorative...
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10 Ways to Stay Safe at the Water Park

Celeste Tholen | Jun 15, 2020 | Family Safety
Water parks across the country are the hot spots for people to cool off and beat the heat in the summer. All these water attractions, cooling sprays, waves, and wild rides are great fun, but...