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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...

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. 

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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...

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...

Central Air Conditioners

Heating and cooling systems are now available with hybrid technology and becoming an energy-saving solution for the comfort of your indoor environment. If it's about time for you to replace or upgrade your current HVAC components, look into the smart new hybrid heating and cooling dual-fuel...

Insulation and Ventilation

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...