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Air Conditioning Efficiency: How to Lower Home Cooling Costs
Efficient air conditioning is the result of year-round efforts, from pre-season maintenance of your system to smart improvements inside and outside of your home. Take time now to consider the following air conditioning efficiency checklist so that your family is comfortable and your utility...
Drainage

When buying or selling a home, make sure a professional home inspector is part of the transaction. Nosy people can be really annoying if they are always sticking their nose in other people's business! But if you are buying a house, a home inspector is one super nosy person you definitely want...

Attics and Lofts
Dear Tom and Leslie: 

I've heard you say many times that using an attic fan sucks cooled air right out of the house and that it's better to rely on soffit and ridge vents. Is that still true if you ONLY have soffit vents?  We don't have ridge vents and my husband reminds me how we fight...

Bathroom Remodeling

Home Sweet Home can harbor many dangers that are easy to put off fixing or overlook altogether. Take time to secure your home inside and out to prevent the following top home danger zones from impacting your family’s safety and security.

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Energy Star

There are so many home heating fuel options available to homeowners now.  And as cold weather sets in every fall, all of us are likely to experience a cacophony of advertising voices compelling us to choose propane over oil or natural gas over electric.  But whether your home heating fuel...

Heating

As heating and cooling costs inch up and the fossil fuels behind them begin to disappear from the face of the earth, there's good reason to look skyward for a solar power solution. Harnessing the power of the sun for comfort at home is an idea that's thousands of years old, but finding solar...