On The House

Window film Q & A

Uses include minimizing cooling costs, cutting glare, creating privacy, reflecting heat inside and more

Hot options

When purchasing a water heater, size and energy factor rating matter

Battling dust

How to find where all that dust comes from and what to do about it

Metal roofing

Metal roofing can cool your energy expenses and last longer than traditional roofing

Hiring an energy contractor

Before you make home improvements for energy efficiency, get a professional energy audit

Testing for radon is a must

Don’t make assumptions based on your type of house or its location

Seal it up

Looking for leaks and sealing them pays off in energy cost savings

Energy-saving HVAC systems

Climate, costs, and technology matter in choosing among the options

A balancing act

How to balance air movement among rooms when doors are closed

Home on the range

The energy-efficient way of using cooking appliances