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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...
Landscaping

Staying cool in the summer is a priority for most homeowners. Whether your home has a complete central air-conditioning system or just a window fan, here's what to look out for to help you stay cool in the summer without spending a fortune.

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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...

Windows and Skylights

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...