November 6, 2012

Have you never done routine HVAC maintenance?

Here is a prime example of what standing water in a drain pan does to an AC system. Get your systems routinely serviced to avoid breakdowns […]
August 21, 2012

Monsoon storm safety

The monsoon season typically begins in early July. The storms’ heavy rains, high winds and lightning can snap utility poles and power lines. Because the weather […]
June 19, 2012

Top 5 hidden home hazards

  Each year, 33.1 million people are injured by consumer products in the home. Some hazards are from products the Agency has warned about for years; […]
June 5, 2012

Energy Savings Tips for Homeowners

Author: Robert Smyth Let’s be realistic. Although we don’t want to consume all of the worlds supply of carbon and coal for power because of the […]
May 24, 2012

The Future of Quality Control

by Richard Knaub. I’m not a gambler. Outside of a dollar bet on the Super Bowl with members of my family, I don’t make bets. I do […]
May 22, 2012

News Flashback: Building Performance News, Developments & Discussions

by Megan Treacy Home energy efficiency startup Essess has a pretty cool idea for bringing building energy efficiency information to the masses. It’s basically a merging of […]
March 15, 2012

Misconceptions About Carbon Monoxide

 Misconceptions: CO is easy to detect. CO is lighter than air and therefore rises (to the ceiling) and stays there. CO is not combustible. CO and […]
December 13, 2011

11 Common Holiday Hazards…and How to Avoid Them

By: TABITHA SUKHAI, This Old House online We don’t mean to be kill-joys during the most joyous time of the year, but the stats don’t lie: According […]
May 31, 2011

Preventing Sinusitis

You’re coughing and sneezing and tired and achy. You think that you might be getting a cold. Later, when the medicines you’ve been taking to relieve […]