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Bathroom Faucets

Winterizing your vacation home is an important step to make sure that it stays cozy and secure as outdoor temperatures dip. Failing to winterize your home can result in problems like water leaks, bursting pipes, structural damage and invading pests or rodents. 

Here's how to winterize your home...

Cooling and Air Conditioning

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...

Doors

Fall is the time to tackle winterizing projects that will see you comfortably through the chilly months ahead. Top tips for your winterizing to-do list are all about indoor comfort, energy savings and a warm welcome.

Here are helpers that will make the great indoors more enjoyable once...

Attic

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 50 to 70 percent of the energy used in the home is for heating and cooling, making it one of your biggest annual expenses. But you can trim costs and improve home energy efficiency by installing Owens Corning AttiCat Expanding Blown-In...

Green Home Improvement Tips and Advice

Green home improvements make it possible to be kind to the earth while improving your own quality of living through energy savings, lower water bills, and a more pleasant indoor environment. Consider the following ways to go green with home improvements.

Save energy

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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...