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Sources of carbon monoxide in the home can be significant, and as a professional home inspector who has completed thousands of heating system examinations, it is astounding the number of times I find a problem with carbon monoxide leakage. Severity ranges, but it is not unusual to find life...

Pellet Stoves
More and more consumers than ever are burning firewood to heat their homes this winter. While the costs of heating oil and gas have gone down, the popularity of stoking a wood fire seems to be at an all time high.
Leslie Wheeler, spokeswoman for the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association, said...
Insulation and Ventilation

Fall is the best time to tackle home improvement projects that can winterize your home by making it more comfortable and energy efficient for the winter season.

While most people make sure their cars are in good shape for the winter, many  don't appreciate the value of the same type of...

Interior Remodeling

Here's an easy way to make cleaning a fireplace screen part of your regular cleaning routine. Once or twice a season, use a cleaning solution of 1/8 cup liquid dishwashing detergent per quart of water to remove the caked on dirt.  Gently scrub the fireplace screen with a soft bristle brush and...

Energy Efficient Gas Fireplace

Few things says luxury better than a cozy fireplace.  But traditional fireplaces are anything but luxurious to operate, and those that have been converted to gas logs are huge energy wasters.  A better option is the energy efficient gas fireplace; the Rinnai 750 Fireplace.  

Rinnai, the world's...

Pellet Heat: Renewable Home Energy Source

Pellet heat, used in free-standing pellet stoves and fireplace inserts, is gaining popularity as an approach to renewable home energy.  Pelletized fuel is a time-tested heating method, but with the increasing consumer interest in green lifestyles, consumers are becoming more aware of...