Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Stacking Firewood

This Is the Proper Way to Stack Firewood

Here’s a way to stack firewood to ensure it dries out quickly.

Busting Myths About Ductless Air Conditioners

Let's talk about ductless air conditioners — and those pesky rumors about them. Here, we're sorting fact from fiction!

5 Reasons Why Your Home is Hot — and What to Do About Them

During the summer, it's nice to go indoors to avoid heat and harmful UV rays.But sometimes, it's also hot inside your home, even though you have air conditioning. That's when it's time to...

This Ceiling Fan Makes Installation Easy

Looking for the easiest option to stay cool? This ceiling fan's parts just click into place — and it's remote controlled!

5 Tips to Reduce Your Summer Energy Bill

While nothing can be done about higher temperatures, you can take a number of steps to reduce energy bills. Here are five ways to do just that.

4 Summer Maintenance Tips for Air Conditioning Systems

If you haven’t thought about your heating and cooling system since last summer, it’s time for a tune-up. Here are tips to keep the unit running efficiently.
a dirty vent

Air Duct Cleaning: Scam or Worth It?

Whether you should hire air duct cleaners depends on 5 factors. Here's more about that, and how to avoid duct-cleaning scams.
Wine glasses and rose petals, set on a table, in front of a roaring fire, on Valentine's Day

Home Improvements to Set the Mood for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day, we're turning up the heat — literally! Here's how to set the mood for love at home.
filling crack in brick with insulation

How to Prevent Heat Loss and Gain in Your Home

Up to 40% of the heat loss or gain in a home is due to leaks in the thermal envelope surrounding the living space. To save energy, make sure the attic has plenty of insulation, and fill any cracks or gaps around windows, doors, plumbing pipes, and HVAC lines. Installing foam gaskets behind switch and outlet covers is another good way to reduce air infiltration in your home.