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Attics and Lofts
Dear Tom and Leslie: 

I've heard you say many times that using an attic fan sucks cooled air right out of the house and that it's better to rely on soffit and ridge vents. Is that still true if you ONLY have soffit vents?  We don't have ridge vents and my husband reminds me how we fight...

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...

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 autumn...

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...

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...

Draft Insulation and Sealing Drafts in Your House

Knowing how to insulate and seal drafts in your house is the best way to keep energy bills down.

Improving your home’s energy efficiency with insulation, caulk and weather stripping not only keeps it warm and comfortable, but also leads to reduced energy use and heating bills that can dip by...