Energy-Efficient Appliances: A Buyer’s Guide


Let the Energy Star be your guide to efficient solutions as you select appliance upgrades. Detailed Energy Star labeling provides information on how much energy a given model consumes, and you can also reap rewards through the local utility rebates and tax credits that may accompany some purchases. Here’s an overview of what to look for in green appliances, and how to use them to best effect.

Refrigerator Water Filters: when to Replace


Find out about water filtration and its benefits, and why you should change your refrigerator water filter every six months. many appliance manufacturers recommend changing the water filter every six months, or more often depending on usage, in order to enjoy filtered drinking and cooking water and ice.

House Mold: the Causes and Costs of Mold

Man shocked to mold a kitchen cabinet.

Learn about the high costs of mold in modern houses and the causes for the mold growth. Mold has been part of our world for centuries, but modern building materials like drywall are particularly vulnerable to mold growth. Learn how the mold in your newer home could be harmful to your health, resulting in mold allergies and asthma.