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Energy Saving Ideas and Tips for Under $50

Saving energy is always in season, and there are many energy saving home improvements you can make that amp up efficiency without costing a bundle. Here are five easy energy saving tips for your home to-do list.

Don't wait to insulate: Most homes in America, even those that are just a few...

Bathroom Lighting

Keeping seniors safe at home has become a top priority for millions of Americans and their elderly loved ones.  According to a recent survey by the American Association of Retired People (AARP), most seniors want to remain in their own homes as long as possible as they grow older.  But this...

Floors

In the dead of winter, what could be nicer than stepping out of the shower onto a nice warm floor? Adding radiant heat to the bath can actually be a do-it-yourself project, assuming experience with electricity. Radiant heat panels — like mini electric blankets — can be placed under wood,...

Toilets

When temperatures fall, wallets leak!  The leaky drip is your energy dollars flying right out the window or door or roof. If you think you can't do anything to lower your electric, gas, oil and water bills, take a look at these five easy energy saving tips:

Tip #1 - Clean Boilers:  When...

Chimneys

Sources of carbon monoxide in the home can be significant, and as a professional home inspector who has completed thousands of heating system examinations, it is astounding the number of times I find a problem with carbon monoxide leakage. Severity ranges, but it is not unusual to find life...

Home Technology

Every new year ushers in some of the harshest weather, and it’s easy to get caught up in your family’s winter safety concerns: from all-weather tires to snow boots, from draft sealers to space heaters. But don’t forget that your pets are members of the family, too, and even the most...