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Heating

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...
Caulking

If you think you can skip winterizing your house or apartment just because you rent, think again. Your rental can have just as many energy-wasting leaks as any other home, and sealing it up for winter just makes sense.

Caulk around windows. Windows typically need the most attention, so check...

Windows and Skylights

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...

Garage Doors

Some of the easiest DIY projects can make a major difference for your home’s energy efficiency, and Owens Corning offers two options with its Attic Stair Insulator and Garage Door Insulation Kit. Simple to install, these solutions provide comprehensive insulation for areas susceptible to air...

Home Energy Audits: Save Money and Conserve Energy

Want to save some money on your heating and cooling bills? If so, it might be time to consider an energy audit for your home.  Available for free from many utility companies and for a fee from trained, licensed technicians, home energy audits identify the locations and severity of a home’s...

Attic

Did you know that a drafty attic could mean a warmer house during the winter? Well ventilated attics flush moisture out of insulation. This is good because even slightly damp insulation loses as much as one-third of its ability to insulate when damp. Well-ventilated attics reduce this moisture,...