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Avoiding Home Fires and Carbon Monoxide:  Winter Warnings from Cpsc

As winter weather continues to blanket the nation, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are urging consumers to play it safe to avoid home fires.

According to USFA, instances of home fires spike in winter months. Cooking and home...

Heating

With winter around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about how you'll warm up those cold rooms. If you're looking for a permanent heating solution, an electric heater might be just be what you need. While more expensive to run that conventional gas or oil heating systems, their...

Exterior Remodeling

It is February and right about now, the wind is howling - right through doors and windows! From steam boiler checks to clearing ice dams, here's how to protect your home from the elements this February, one weekend at a time:

Weekend #1:  Clear ice dams.  Much of the United States has seen...

Chimneys

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...

Bathroom Lighting

Keeping seniors safe at home has become a top priority for millions of Americans and their elderly loved ones.  According to a recent survey by the American Association of Retired People (AARP), most seniors want to remain in their own homes as long as possible as they grow older.  But this...

Interior Remodeling

One of the simplest ways to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning is by purchasing a carbon monoxide detector. Technology has made these devices inexpensive, simple and reliable. 

But very often, serious carbon monoxide injuries or deaths have occurred in homes that already have...