Adding home insulation is the single most cost-effective way to reduce home heating costs in winter, and cooling costs in summer. Insulation preserves comfort, controls moisture, and improves your indoor environment. The Money Pit Guide to Insulation highlights the best insulation options to help you make the best choice for your home. Download the entire Read the full article…
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…
A musty odor can be caused by one – or more – factors. Learn various measures you can take toward minimizing moisture and keeping your home ventilated.
There are many products and techniques for keeping sound contained to one space – which is especially important when that space is being converted into a theater, and neighbors other bedrooms. Get the details.
Get options for reducing drafts from older windows, and well as factors to consider when deciding whether to replace them altogether.
Find out how much separation is needed between block and frame, and other crucial advice for adding insulation and a thermal barrier to a preexisting bedrom wall.
Learn why a closed cell insulation, like spray foam, can hold up in moisture prone areas better than fiberglass batts can.
Objectivity is key in a home energy auditor, who tests homes for efficiency and lets you know where hot and cold air are escaping – or getting in. Find out how to find an auditor that's independent, and isn't focused on selling services like weatherstripping and insulation. Also, learn which tests every home energy auditor should conduct.
You can take the edge off window drafts without replacing windows. Find out what options exist, and what to consider beforehand to ensure safety.
Learn the right way to face insulation with a vapor barrier in a crawl space. Find out how cutting the vapor barrier can help prevent moisture build up and allow the insualtion to breathe.