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Electric

Just a few years ago, the thought of owning an emergency standby generator seemed somewhat silly and totally unnecessary.  But with an aging power grid, living without electricity is all too common. Many homeowners simply cannot afford to ride out another power outage. Instead, they are...

Plumbing

Getting ready to winterize your vacation home for a winter getaway isn't limited to packing the car with provisions and sporting goods; your house needs gearing up, too. The season's low temperatures can wreak havoc on an unattended home, whether it's your main residence or a vacation...

Basements

According to the National Fire Protection Association, correctly knowing the operation of your windows plays an important role in your safety at home.

“Windows can be used as a secondary exit if the primary way out of a room is blocked by fire or smoke,” says Judy Comoletti, division manager...
Chimneys

 Preventing house fires should always be a priority, but if you're like most Americans, you think you're at very little risk of ever experiencing a house fire. This attitude, however, can be almost as dangerous as fire itself. Outside of the former Soviet Bloc, Americans have the highest fire...

Disaster Proofing

Although significant progress has been made in the United States in reducing the number of deaths caused by accidental fires in the home, these incidents still kill more than 3,000 individuals each year.  Better education about the dangers of fire and wider use of smoke alarms are generally...

Air Cleaners

The weather is turning cooler, the kids are back in school and the leaves will soon change colors...a sure sign that fall is here.

Here are five easy fall home improvement projects you can tackle in a weekend or less:

Seal Leaks.  Doors, windows and electrical outlets are common culprits....