How to Winterize the Inside of Your Home
Homeowners typically know they need to protect the outside of their homes from winter weather extremes. But what about maintenance to make sure you stay comfortable and safe inside when…
Scary Home Features Explained: Should I Buy a House With a Septic System?
It’s a home feature that can make prospective buyers nervous: a septic tank. Part of a home’s wastewater system, a septic tank is found in households that aren’t served by…
Denver home with snow
Although Denver has had a very quiet first-half to the 2013 -14 snow season, Coloradans know that, because the Front Range can receive much of its annual snowfall during the…
So-Called ‘Light Bulb Ban’ In Effect: What Types of Bulbs Are Ok to Use?
[Update: December 30, 2013] The new year rang in big changes in the way you light your home. As of Jan. 1, 2014, federal legislation has restricted the manufacture or import…
Winterizing Your Atlanta Home’s Exterior
Metro Atlanta may see average temperatures as low as 28 degrees by January, if Weather Channel historical data is any indication. With these cold temperatures likely ahead, it’s time to make…
What it Means to Be Winter-Ready in Arizona
We’re used to extreme temperatures. Thermometers are known to reach 119 degrees in the summer months, after all. But Arizonans sometimes forget they can also drop to freezing or below during…
Save Some Green for 2013: Texas Tax Rebates and Incentives
With the holidays fast approaching, you might be thinking about the extra cash you’ll soon be parting with. Holiday meals, gifts and travel expenses can add up and put a…
8 Tips to Winter-Proof Your Vintage Chicago Home
Local legends credit our Windy City moniker to all the hot air coming from politicians, but the Windy City is indeed windy—and cold to boot—which means weatherproofing is key during…
Clogged Drains During the Holidays
The winter holidays are certainly a festive time for many homeowners, but they can also be a particularly tough time for your plumbing and sewer lines. The incorrect disposal of…
caulking drafty windows
There’s a nip in the air. And whether you live in a brownstone in the city or a big spread in the suburbs, you don’t want the chill to come…