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Caulking

Heating an apartment is the single biggest energy expenditure during winter.  But while home owners can do things like purchase new energy efficient heating systems, renters don't have the same options to improve heat in a home they don't own.  Or do they? 

Renters can actually make several...

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...

Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

Fall is the best time to tackle home improvement projects that can winterize your home by making it more comfortable and energy efficient for the winter season.

While most people make sure their cars are in good shape for the winter, many  don't appreciate the value of the same type of...

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...

Attics and Lofts

Adding extra attic insulation to your home is the single most important thing you can do in your home to cut down on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The Department of Energy advises 19 inches in fiberglass batt insulation or 22 inches of blown insulation in your attic. 

Home Improvement Tips for a Pest-free Winter Home

Box elder bugs, rodents and spiders are all looking for cozy spaces this season, and can easily take up residence with you until spring. So it’s important to know what kind of conditions make them feel at home, and to take action against pests that can be both a nuisance and a danger to human...