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  • 8 Green Building Mistakes

    Jetson Green has highlighted 5 Common Green Building Mistakes and we couldn’t agree more. They include: 1. Wasted Resources – use scraps where possible, save materials for other projects, or donate…

  • Workshop Space Heaters

    If your workshop is in an unfinished garage or basement and not attached to your central heating system, your best option is to make use of space heaters. Cool Tools brings…

  • Super Efficient Gas Furnaces Explained

    The SeattlePI.com explains the differences in the new super-efficient gas furnaces that are available today. It’s possible you could cut 40% off your energy bill which is a savings that anyone…

  • Steps to Better Insulation

    One of the easiest ways to save money and energy is to insulate your home properly. You may have relied on your builder to determine if your home is properly sealed…

  • Ceiling Crawlspace Discoveries

    If you’ve never peeked into your ceilings crawlspace you don’t know what you’re missing. If you aren’t the original owner of the home and you never got a chance to look…

  • 4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Costs and Stay Warm

    Photo: Sad Furnace Day from Fensterbme The Home Depot has shared these tips for keeping your home warm this winter while saving money. 1. Regularly maintain your furnace and water heater.…

  • Save Money and Energy by NOT Replacing Windows

    We’re always happy to see the latest newsletter from Bruce Irving in our email inbox and his latest edition doesn’t disappoint. He selects some of his favorite new products on the…

  • Get Help Paying for Heat this Winter

    There are some who don’t have the means to keep themselves and their families warm this summer. If you need assistance in paying your heating bills or would like to help…

  • Trane Communicates for Your Comfort

    Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to ever think of your HVAC system and your home temperature was always set as you like it and that if there were…

  • Warming the Hearth and Home

    It may be summer, but now is the time to hit the stores if you’re in the market for a new home heating system. Not sure whether you should invest in…

  • Swamp Cooler Maintenance

    A horrific/gross story we recently heard about a homeowner living in Tucson, AZ will remind you to take care of your swamp cooler and shut it down when not in use.…

  • Replacing a Radiator Air Valve

    Jeanne of House in Progress goes through the steps of replacing the radiator air valve from her bathroom radiator. She reminds us to turn off the furnace and make sure your…

  • HVAC Is Big Business

    Wow! Trane was just bought by Ingersoll-Rand for $9.4 billion in cash and stock. Best known for their air-conditioning units, Trane recently sold off their kitchen and bath units and apparently…

  • Steam Radiator Tips

    Steam Radiators require proper maintenance to keep them running efficiently and silently. There are a lot of opinions out there for what to do when the gurgling and clanging starts and…

  • The Hype on Heat Pumps

    Even with the mild fall (Thanksgiving in NYC was 67 degrees!), you’ve probably already fired up your heat this year. If you’re not as warm and cozy as you’d like it…

  • Homemade Garage Heater

    Here’s an ingenious solar heater made of painted soda cans, plywood, and some plastic tubing. The builder wanted a cheap solution to bringing some hot air into his garage. It may…

  • Installing a Bathroom Vent and Exhaust Fan

    This catskill houseblogger faced a problem that many homeowners with older homes must deal with and that is proper bathroom ventilation. His bathroom is located in the middle of the home…