Visit the website of the National Christmas Tree Association to learn how to best dispose of your Christmas tree.


When you hear about insulation, you may hear the term R values – this is just a fancy way to measure the thermal resistance of things – including insulation.

Insulation and Ventilation

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long – the heat loss, the cold drafts, the wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, that may be just what is happening every single day. But there is something you can do about it.

Stairs and Railings

If your hot water bills seem to be rising with falling temperatures – we’ve got a couple of ideas to help you out with that


By keeping your indoor air healthier you can keep your family healthier, too. Follow these tips to keep everyone in your home, and the air you’re bre...

Air Quality

Every Halloween season, American plumbers get the call to repair garbage disposers and kitchen sink drains clogged with sticky pumpkin pulp and seeds.


If you decide to do a little dumpster diving to save some cash -- you want to be careful about which vintage pieces you choose for your child’s room.


For best results, Always keep your thermostat at 78 degrees… turning it down to 70 WON’T cool your home any faster.

Cooling and Air Conditioning

For many Americans, garages are the most well worn entryway to their homes. Besides the daily family traffic, the garage is also a place where we mix things together that would never be found in the same place anywhere else in our home, potentially making it the most dangerous place in your house.

Garage Remodeling

Every product in the home has a life span. Evaluate your major home components, such as roofing and siding, on a yearly basis.

Decks, Patios and Porches

Always close door, windows and vents to rooms you don’t use to save on your energy bills.  BUT there is ONE door that you should OPEN to save money.  It’s your dishwasher door.


A whole house fan mounted in the ceiling of your hallway will draw air through your entire house through open windows. These fans are 50 percent chea...

Whole House Fans

Here’s a tremendous “window of opportunity” for re-vitalizing any room. Adding or enlarging just 1 or 2 windows in your home has many positive effec...

Windows and Skylights

Springtime is the prime time for ensuring your air conditioning system will keep you cool during the summer heat. Book an appointment with a service ...

Central Air Conditioners

Did you know that the air in your home could be harmful to your health?  Air pollution levels inside your home can be two to five times higher than o...

Air Cleaners

How many smart homeowners does it take to change a light bulb?  Just one if it’s you and you want a bulb that lasts longer and uses less electricity ...


Spring provides the perfect weather for a few inexpensive outdoor fix ups.  Seal cracks in foundations with a flexible urethane caulk.  Repair holes ...


Rot isn’t just a condition.  It’s a living, breathing pack of organisms that can wreak havoc on a home. To evict these unwelcome house guests, you fi...

Avoiding Mold

Looking to skip the sanding on those cabinets you are about to repaint? That might not be such a smooth idea. Washing away the grime before painting ...

Kitchen Cabinets and Islands

How’s your “sealing?”  Not the one overhead -- the sealing of your home’s ductwork. The answer to that question can have an impact on both your healt...

Air Quality