Electrostatic air furnace filters are gaining more and more popularity recently. What are electrostatic air filters? They are permanent filters for your home air conditioning/furnace system. The typical homeowner will purchase and throw away a disposable air filter every month. An electrostatic air filter offers an alternative to this because […]
By Monte Burch With the beginning of fall weather comes that much dreaded annual chore—winterizing your home. Many of these chores are ignored, but a little time spent before the football season can be extremely important, not only in conserving fuel and money, but in effectively maintaining a comfortable and safe environment. Following are some tips […]
The porosity of a concrete floor can make your basement cold and damp robbing you of valuable living space. Today, floating subfloor systems offer homeowners a way to stifle the cold and construct a warm, pleasant place for a game room, office area or home theatre.
Q: I’d like to add more insulation to the attic but I’m concerned about the installation cost. Is blowing fiberglass or cellulose insulation into an attic a job for a DIY’er or something I must pay to have done professionally? Are the machines available for rent? A: You can add your own insulation. In fact, you can purchase bags […]
Q: Our upstairs level is always hotter than the first floor of our home. What’s the easiest way to regulate this? A: You have a few options to address this issue. Some simple things include closing the window blinds or drapes so the sunlight doesn’t add to the heat gain. If a ceiling fan is available, turn it on to […]
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Move over Superman. The Man of Steel takes second place to the strength associated with many building products manufactured for today’s homes. In the “perfect storm” of technology, some of today’s windows, millwork and roofs are being built to withstand everything from hurricanes to wildfires. During her research of product selection for […]
New Energy Star-qualified windows produce a quick return on investment.