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Cheap Home Security Tricks

In the security of your own home, it’s easy to avoid thinking about how comfortable a burglar could get while you’re away or even fast asleep. According to the FBI, the number of home burglaries ticked down a bit last year, but they’re still frequent enough that the Bureau’s...

Energy Star

If you're shopping for new or replacement windows for your home, chances are you’ve come across a few different ratings, labels or certifications on the products you’ve looked at. Understanding the information these stickers convey is essential to your ability to directly compare your options...

Repair

Are your casement windows difficult to open?  Does the window crank seem too stiff to turn?  You won’t need butter or vegetable oil to make them move more easily.  Follow these simple steps instead:

-- First, remove the screen from the casement window from the inside of the house.

-- Next,...

Decks and Patios

They’ve always been functional.  But for the first time in decades, awnings are regaining popularity as a sources of energy saving and stylishness and increased home value. 

Let’s start with the numbers: Awnings extending from windows, doors, and patios can cut a household’s summer energy...

Energy Efficiency Tax Credits
If energy-saving home improvements top your list for 2010, Uncle Sam likewise has plans to reward you with valuable energy efficiency tax credits. Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), you once again have the opportunity to earn up to $1,500 in one-time credits...