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The notion of selecting the best shower head for water conservation often conjures images of standing beneath an anemic, sputtering...

The notion of selecting the best shower head for water conservation often conjures images of standing beneath an anemic, sputtering sprinkle every morning, then walking a...

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Effective ventilation is essential in modern homes that are especially airtight. While the lack of air leaks in your home's...

Effective ventilation is essential in modern homes that are especially airtight. While the lack of air leaks in your home's envelope is good for energy efficiency and eff...

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

If you're one of those energy-conscious Americans who adjust their ceiling fan blade rotation twice a year, you'll want to...

If you're one of those energy-conscious Americans who adjust their ceiling fan blade rotation twice a year, you'll want to remember to change ceiling fan direction this s...

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Near the top of any homeowner's

Near the top of any homeowner's "please don't let this happen" list is a sewer clog. This means that the sewer line that connects your home's toilets, sinks, garbage disp...

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

One key element of home safety is carbon monoxide prevention and detection. Dubbed the

One key element of home safety is carbon monoxide prevention and detection. Dubbed the "silent killer," carbon monoxide (CO), both invisible and odorless, is the culprit ...

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The old standby storage-tank water heater isn't going anywhere; it's still common in households. However, a new interloper, the tankless...

The old standby storage-tank water heater isn't going anywhere; it's still common in households. However, a new interloper, the tankless water heater, is making big inroa...

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

In a plumbing emergency, one of your first steps should be to call a trusted licensed plumber. However, there are...

In a plumbing emergency, one of your first steps should be to call a trusted licensed plumber. However, there are a few things you can do yourself while awaiting the plum...

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Winter's over and while high heating bills are slowly receding, the arrival of spring and summer will bring their own...

Winter's over and while high heating bills are slowly receding, the arrival of spring and summer will bring their own costs. However, there are many ways you can decrease...

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The best thing about spring is that this is a great time to start working on essential home maintenance procedures....

The best thing about spring is that this is a great time to start working on essential home maintenance procedures. Well, maybe this isn't exactly the best thing about sp...

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Unfortunately, you can't always expect your tap water to be clean and problem-free. A variety of home water problems can...

Unfortunately, you can't always expect your tap water to be clean and problem-free. A variety of home water problems can crop up, so it's always helpful to know how to de...

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

It's likely that you don't give your boiler a second thought when it's working properly. It just sits in your...

It's likely that you don't give your boiler a second thought when it's working properly. It just sits in your basement or utility room, quietly providing hot water to hea...

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

While nearly every home has some level of insulation, some homes have spots where insulation is either inadequate or missing...

While nearly every home has some level of insulation, some homes have spots where insulation is either inadequate or missing altogether. In order to be truly energy effic...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

If you're constantly grabbing the phone and calling a specialist when a home system goes on the fritz - whether...

If you're constantly grabbing the phone and calling a specialist when a home system goes on the fritz - whether it's your furnace or plumbing - you probably feel like you...

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Hardly anyone would argue the fact that attic ventilation is desirable and extremely necessary in just about all homes. However,...

Hardly anyone would argue the fact that attic ventilation is desirable and extremely necessary in just about all homes. However, there are still a number of attic ventila...

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Your home is supposed to be a place where you can feel both safe and comfortable. We're very careful to...

Your home is supposed to be a place where you can feel both safe and comfortable. We're very careful to limit any accident or injury-causing situations that can spring up...

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

If you have a refrigerator that dispenses water or makes ice, your first question is likely,

If you have a refrigerator that dispenses water or makes ice, your first question is likely, "How can I get it to dispense beer or lemonade?" No? Ok, then maybe it's actu...

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

If the aging drainage pipes for your kitchen sink have seen better days, and are starting to leak or make...

If the aging drainage pipes for your kitchen sink have seen better days, and are starting to leak or make unsettling loud noises, it's probably time for a replacement. Wh...

Friday, February 27th, 2015

If you have a storage tank water heater, the main maintenance task involves periodically draining and refilling the tank. While...

If you have a storage tank water heater, the main maintenance task involves periodically draining and refilling the tank. While many homeowners do this job themselves, if...

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Dealing with snow-laden roofs, ice dams and slippery driveways provides more than enough winter misery without the added frustration, mess...

Dealing with snow-laden roofs, ice dams and slippery driveways provides more than enough winter misery without the added frustration, mess and expense caused by frozen, r...

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Toilet clogs can be a very messy plumbing problem. It can be difficult to determine where exactly the obstruction is...

Toilet clogs can be a very messy plumbing problem. It can be difficult to determine where exactly the obstruction is located since most clogs form at the top of the trap....

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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