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Stay Warm Without Turning On The Heat

Stay Warm Without Turning On The Heat

Here at Charles & Hudson, we’re all about conserving energy — and saving money, too! Depending on your home’s heating source, bills can skyrocket during the winter months, especially if you live in parts of the country that feel the brutal wrath of the season. You may be holding out […]

Tips To Keep Your Cool In The Kitchen

Tips To Keep Your Cool In The Kitchen

It’s hard to turn on the oven when it’s sweltering inside and out. I’ve been eating lots of take-out and sandwiches because I can’t bear to roast in my apartment. As the hottest month of the summer heats up, The Kitchn has compiled a great list of design moves that […]

How To Keep Your Air-Conditioning Running Strong Through The Summer

How To Keep Your Air-Conditioning Running Strong Through The Summer

To help consumers add years to the life of their air conditioning system, Bill Cunningham, a home cooling and energy efficiency expert with Lennox – a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling products – suggests the following tips for keeping your cool this summer: Three Signs That You May Need […]

11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Heat

11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Heat

Summer is coming. Before it gets hot, you might want to check that you and the house are ready for the summer heat. That means you start by checking your home’s heat and air-conditioning system. 1. To begin, change your filters in your heating/cooling system. Change them regularly – at […]

How To Check for Drafts Around Doors

How To Check for Drafts Around Doors

Over time a door placed in a wood frame will begin to sag causing air leaks around the door and space between the weatherstripping and door frame. Checking the hinge attachments is the first thing you should look at but if everything looks tight give these two tips a try […]

Tune-Up Your Heater and other Fall Maintenance Tips

Tune-Up Your Heater and other Fall Maintenance Tips

We’re full of fall maintenance tips these days and hope to get everything accomplished this weekend which will be hard to do as we’re headed to Seattle to bring in the new season and enjoy a few days in the PNW. But if you’re home these are some simple tune-ups […]

Workshop Space Heaters

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 us two of their favorites that cover a lot of different applications and one of them should work for […]

4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Costs and Stay Warm

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. Regular maintenance on your furnace and water heater will increase energy efficiency in your home. By combining proper equipment […]

Space Heater Safety Tips

Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heaters are a necessity in homes or offices where you need a more personalized temperature control that you just can’t get right through central heat or don’t have the ability to turn the air down (office buildings). But when using a heating element you should always be cautious and […]

Lessons in Stripping

Lessons in Stripping

Houseblogs.net has been packaging some great content from their community and they’ve recently pulled articles from 10 renovators who are going through the process of stripping paint, varnish, and wallpaper from floors, walls, and banisters. Read what techniques and products have been effective before approaching your next stripping project.

Why Houses Rot

Why Houses Rot

There is a reason why homes old and new rot. It starts from the inside and can usually be traced to faulty insulation/ventilation planning. “As we strive to make houses that have tighter envelopes with less air infiltration and that are more efficient, as we strive to build houses that […]

Preserving Heat

Preserving Heat

With the Fall season just around the corner there are some easy steps you can take right now to preserve the heat within your home and give you a bit more time before firing up the heater. Add Insulation – Not to your walls but to areas that are largely […]