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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...

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...

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...

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...

Energy Star

Are lingering last-year memories of air conditioner breakdowns or indoor discomfort making you wonder if you should consider buying a central air conditioning system?   Before you decide, there's quite a bit to consider.  Breeze through the following elements before you shop.

Go with a...
Home Warranty Advice: Are They Worth the Money?

If you own a home, you may be more tempted to purchase a home warranty to help avoid the financial surprise of an unexpected repair. But do home warranties truly offer the peace of mind they claim on the brochure? Will purchasing a home warranty cover an air conditioner that gives out mid...