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Interior Remodeling

Heating and cooling systems are now available with hybrid technology and becoming an energy-saving solution for the comfort of your indoor environment. If it's about time for you to replace or upgrade your current HVAC components, look into the smart new hybrid heating and cooling dual-fuel...

Floors

In the dead of winter, what could be nicer than stepping out of the shower onto a nice warm floor? Adding radiant heat to the bath can actually be a do-it-yourself project, assuming experience with electricity. Radiant heat panels — like mini electric blankets — can be placed under wood,...

Exterior Remodeling

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...

Hot Water Heat

In one form or another, asbestos has been used in home construction for almost 100 years. If your home is more than 30 years old or so, you could be at risk. The two most common forms are cement asbestos, used in siding, and asbestos insulation, used to insulate heating pipes.

The risk of...
Energy Star

Want to conserve heat at night but avoid waking up to a cold house in the morning?  Get the best of both worlds by installing a clock thermostat.  Clock thermostats have a set-back feature that can automatically lower your heat at night while you're asleep, and then raise it again in the...

Siding, Columns and Trim

Reducing home heating costs is an obviously energy efficient way to save money. But according to experts, heating your home will be more costly this year.  Heating bills will rise 20 percent for heating oil customers, 15 percent for natural gas customers, 13 percent for propane customers and 5...