Before you hire your next contractor, here's a short list of what to do to protect yourself.
Advice for homeowners who are planning a home improvement project and/or hiring a home improvement contractor (HIC).
Under the Lead Law, the property owner is responsible for having his or her home deleaded or brought under interim control if it was built before 1978 and a
As the cold weather firmly takes hold in most parts of the country, you might notice a steep spike in your utility bills as your heating system works to keep
Next time you go appliance shopping, be sure to check out the EnergyGuide label to learn the estimated yearly operating cost and more. The sample here explains
If you are a homeowner considering placing your home on the market, or you are looking at properties to buy, this checklist will help you in your evaluation.
A Guide to Composting Yard & Food Waste
Servicing your furnace now can help avoid problems when the weather turns really cold.
Homeowners with wood burning stoves or fireplaces may look to offset heating costs this winter by burning firewood instead of relying fully on their primary
A water leak or high humidity can lead to mold, mildew, or other biological growth. Depending on the severity, conditions can lead to rot, structural damage,
The source of your problem could be a water leak or high humidity. Both can lead to mold, mildew, or other biological growth. Depending on the severity,
Although some types of floor coverings (e.g., wood, stone, tile, or concrete) will naturally feel cold on bare feet, insufficient insulation or air
Cold air leaking into your house around windows, doors, electrical outlets, light fixtures, and gaps in corners, can cause rooms to feel drafty and
Dust comes from several sources and is difficult to eliminate completely. Increased dust could be a sign that it is time to change a dirty furnace or air
It is difficult to completely eliminate moisture on existing windows. Inefficient windows (e.g., single pane with aluminum frames) or high moisture with
Consider using non-toxic de-icing substances such as clean clay cat litter, sand, or fireplace/stove ash to prevent hazardous waste from chemicals. Chemical