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Attic

If you upgraded your home to improve energy efficiency or make use of renewable energy in 2014, you could be eligible for valuable energy efficiency tax credits. Uncle Sam currently offers two: the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Tax Credit and the Nonbusiness Energy Property Tax...

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...

Exterior Remodeling

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...

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

  • Start by assessing...
Toilets

When temperatures fall, wallets leak!  The leaky drip is your energy dollars flying right out the window or door or roof. If you think you can't do anything to lower your electric, gas, oil and water bills, take a look at these five easy energy saving tips:

Tip #1 - Clean Boilers:  When...