Monthly Archives: August 2011

Get That Glazed Look

Windows are the weakest link in a well-insulated home, with a square yard of conventional single-pane glass exposed to direct sun on a hot day generating as much heat as an electric space heater.  On a cold day, the same glass will … Continue reading

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Use Bright Ideas

The ordinary incandescent light bulb remains the most popular form of home lighting because it is so affordable.  But it is also very inefficient, with 95 percent of the electric current  being converted into heat, not light.   A 20-watt compact fluorescent light … Continue reading

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House Maintenance Must-dos

Many home owners may not know much about home repairs or maintenance, but a regular maintenance schedule can prevent small problems from turning into big headaches. Following is an easy check list to keep handy and regularly check up on your house’s systems.     Inside Tasks … Continue reading

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