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  • Battling The Rise in Heating Costs With Better Insulation

    Ready or not, the U.S. Department of Energy indicates that home heating fuel prices could rise as much as 21% this winter. Heating a home with natural gas could cost an average of about $1,200 this winter,...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • Q&A: Changing Cathodic Anodes in Water Heaters

    Q. I read your column on changing cathodic anodes in water heaters. I passed this information on to friends who told me that it is impossible to remove and anode rod from a water heater that is...

    • Posted November 15, 2015
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    When You Turn On Your Heat – Set Your Ceiling Fan

    First, they cool a home by gently circulating air during the hot summer months and, second, when blades are reversed, they warm a room by bringing heated air down from up above. Third, that same movement of...

    • Posted October 18, 2015
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  • On Indoor Humidity

    What do creaking floors, condensation and sneezing have in common? Each can be related to the humidity level in your home. And it doesn’t stop there. Damage to wood floors and electronic equipment, increased dust, respiratory problems,...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Mounting A Room Air Conditioner

    It was in 1902 that Dr. Willis Carrier invented refrigerant air conditioning. Concerned that his new invention would receive a “cool” reception, he staged a boxing match to attract a crowd to showcase this never-before-used technology. Almost...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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  • How To Choose An Amazing Room Air Conditioner

    If you don’t have an air conditioner and are considering a purchase, use this rule of thumb: If you intend to cool three or more rooms at once, a central unit might prove to be most cost-effective....

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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    Protecting Your Home

    Winter brings cleansing rains, billowing snow, crystal clear star-filled evening skies and energy bills that can choke a horse. So, as beautiful as the season might be, it’s a good idea to spend the rest of the...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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  • Furnaces: Get The Chill Out

    Trying to keep your home comfy while preventing your utility bill from going through the roof can be quite a balancing act – especially as energy prices soar to new heights. According to the U.S. Department of...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Show Notes: Highlights From the IBS/KBIS 2015 Shows

    On The House was “On The Road” to the international Builders Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 125,000 attendees visited 3,750 exhibits during the three day show and we make it to almost every booth!  Thank...

    • Posted January 24, 2015
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    Heating Tile Flooring without Damage to Tiles or Grout

    Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT electric floor warming system incorporates uncoupling technology to ensure that floors aren’t susceptible to cracked tiles and grout. Cables can be placed wherever heat is desired for customized heating zones, and no leveling compounds are required,...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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