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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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Central 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...

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...

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...

Whole House Dehumidifier: Controlling Humidity

 According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), "the key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your house, clean up the mold and get rid of excess water or moisture. Maintaining the relative humidity between 30 - 60 percent will help control mold, dust mites, and...

Energy Efficiency Tax Credits
If energy-saving home improvements top your list for 2010, Uncle Sam likewise has plans to reward you with valuable energy efficiency tax credits. Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), you once again have the opportunity to earn up to $1,500 in one-time credits...