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Are Icicles a Sign of an Ice Dam?

February 6, 2014 by

Home, Storm & Emergency Prep Perhaps you saw them around the holidays: white or blue outdoor lights that simulate trickling icicles. Or greeting cards that... Read Full Story

Scary Home Features Explained: Should I Buy a House With a Septic System?

January 22, 2014 by

Buying, Selling & Moving, Home It’s a home feature that can make prospective buyers nervous: a septic tank. Part of a home’s wastewater system, a... Read Full Story

So-Called 'Light Bulb Ban' In Effect: What Types of Bulbs Are Ok to Use?

January 2, 2014 by

Home, Maintain & Renovate [Update: December 30, 2013] The new year rang in big changes in the way you light your home. As of... Read Full Story

Pain in the Drain: The Holidays Can Be Tough on Your Plumbing

November 18, 2013 by

At Home, Holiday Survival Guide, Home, Maintain & Renovate The winter holidays are certainly a festive time for many homeowners, but they can also be a particularly tough time... Read Full Story

Why stopping drafts under your door won't save much money

November 4, 2013 by

Home, Maintain & Renovate There’s a nip in the air. And whether you live in a brownstone in the city or a big spread... Read Full Story