Construction How-To, Decorating, Doors, Energy Efficiency, Remodeling, Windows & Doors
By Matt Weber Kick Out the Jambs.. A triple-threat entryway upgrade gives a front door a fresh new look.
Energy Saving Products Ltd., manufacturer of Hi-Velocity Systems, has unveiled its brand new 23,000 square foot facility, on the site of the arson that completely destroyed the building and its contents on January 27th, 2009. The Hi-Velocity System is a small duct heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality system, manufactured since 1983. CEO Leon […]
Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Related Products
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 […]
Decks, Energy Efficiency, Gutters, Outdoor Living, Windows & Doors
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 […]
Basement, Construction How-To, Energy Efficiency, Insulation and Energy Conservation
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.
DIY Questions and Answer, Energy Efficiency
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 […]
Construction How-To, DIY Questions and Answer, Energy Efficiency
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 […]
Construction How-To, Energy Efficiency, Framing
Frame a New Home or Addition for Energy Efficiency.