Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.
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 Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature
If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....
Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?
Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.
Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage
Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.
Homeowner’s Guide to Gas Fireplace Inserts
Tired of dealing with the constant mess and maintenance of your wood-burning fireplace? Consider whether a gas fireplace insert is...
Your Guide to Winterizing Everything
From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.
Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before You Cozy Up to the Fireplace
It's that time of year again! If you have a fireplace, here's a quick way to tell if your chimney...
Which Direction Should My Ceiling Fan Spin?
Help your home stay cool in summer or warm in winter just by flipping a switch.
10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls
Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.
Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts
Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free
Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it
A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But you can replace the...
How to Build the Best Fire in Your Fireplace
Try this method for building the best fire in your fireplace.
What You Need to Know About Foam Board Insulation
Foam board insulation is easy to use and is a great DIY way to add some insulation. It comes in...
What’s the Difference Between Pink, Yellow and Green Insulation?
The difference between pink, yellow and green insulation.
Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation
When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...
Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8
In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as...
Installing a Garage Air Conditioner
Wrenching on a car or doing a project in a sweltering garage is no fun. A garage A/C does the...