House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm


DIY Solar Water Heater

Cut your water heating bills 50 percent with this sun-powered solution! Read more about a DIY solar water heater here.


Efficient Heating: Duel-Fuel Heat Pump

This double-duty unit cools and heats your home for less!

Light Bulb Guide: How to Choose LED Bulbs

Shopped for light bulbs lately? If you have, you may have noticed that most bulbs sold now are LED (light...


Furnace Humidifier not Working? Replace it

Replacing old furnace humidifiers with energy efficient ones is better than repairing them

Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just price of triple pane windows.


Insulate Basement Rim Joists

Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


Energy Savings: Seal Plumbing and Wiring Holes

A rubber plumbing boot seals holes in your siding