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Air Quality

New homes are just as much at risk for mold problems as older homes.  Though we've been living with mold for centuries, modern building materials like drywall are particularly vulnerable to mold growth. Complicated heating and cooling systems, as well as air-tight buildings that aren't...

Decks and Patios
While summer is great for enjoying outdoor rooms, there's an additional charm that comes with extending that enjoyment year-round. With a patio heater, you can still enjoy your outdoor areas without having to suffer through the cold as well.
Patio heaters come in many different forms,...
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...

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...
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,...

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...