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Best sealant How do I choose the most appropriate type of caulk for my next job? When you visit the lumber yard or pro-dealer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you stare literally, at bin after bin of different types of caulks. How do you do which to choose? And after all, is it even all that important – […]
When dreaming of their new lakeside home in Gladwin, Mich., homeowners Jill and Mark Greer knew exactly what they wanted. Windows. Lots of windows to capture their waterfront views. During construction of their home in 2008, the Greers decided to invest in energy-efficient Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 windows. Known for their durability, the easy maintenance vinyl windows also offer […]
When it came time to replace the old single-paned, metal-framed windows in her home near Ocala National Forest in Florida, Dr. Anna Marie, health specialist for The Weather Channel, researched energy-efficient glass options. “The added incentive of the government’s tax credit for replacing old windows with highly energy-efficient windows made me focus on the windows as a priority in the […]
Nowadays, the real need is to achieve maximum energy savings while still maintaining a high level of comfort. This is an attempt to show how this can be achieved in hot water heating systems by installing an outdoor reset controller. The percentage of savings is the same whether in a commercial building or a single-family home. In this discussion we […]
1. Pre-plan your purchase. There are many reasons not to wait until July to buy a new air conditioning unit or December to purchase a new furnace. Have your systems checked prior to the peak cooling and heating seasons to make sure each one is in good working order and does not need to be replaced. If it does […]
Imagine leaving a window open all winter long – the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding pull-down attic stair, a whole house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, that may be just what is occurring in your home every day. Drafts from these often overlooked holes waste energy and cost you big in […]