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Spring Cleaning Tips and Checklist

For many, the annual spring ritual of cleaning our caves and castles from top-to-bottom can seem overwhelming.

But bear in mind two things: there are valid scientific reasons for this traditional purification rite, and it will all only get worse the longer you put off spring cleaning. Not...

Gardens

It is March, and spring is about to be sprung.  With warmer weather and longer days, March is a great month to add a few projects to your home improvement to-do list:

Prevent Dryer Fires.  This March weekend, clean out your dryer's venting system. This important cleaning chore is going to...

Room Air Conditioners

I would like to install air conditioning on the 1st floor of my 2 story home.  I have casement style windows that swing out so I can't install a window unit. I could install central air, but I don't use the 2nd floor of the house.  The windows are 10 yr old Anderson.  Should I replace 1 window...

Attic

If you upgraded your home to improve energy efficiency or make use of renewable energy in 2014, you could be eligible for valuable energy efficiency tax credits. Uncle Sam currently offers two: the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Tax Credit and the Nonbusiness Energy Property Tax...

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...

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...