DIY Home Improvement in North Carolina - Carolina Country

On The House

Home improvement projects with an energy-efficient edge

Save Energy by Shopping Local

Surprising ways to limit energy use outside the home

Prepare for Cold Weather

Make the most of your heat pump when temperatures drop

Energy Considerations for Pet Doors

Keep Fido (or Fluffy) happy without the drafts

Mowing with Electricity

Weigh the benefits of using an electric lawn mower

Clothes Dryers: Use Only as Intended

Venting dryers indoors is no longer considered a safe option

Adding Moisture to the Air with Humidifiers

Whole-home and room humidifiers can improve indoor comfort

Skip the Mowing with Lawn Alternatives

Explore these options if maintaining grass isn't your thing

Cooking with magnets?

The pros and cons of induction cooktops

Energy-Savvy Congregations

Create a plan to make energy improvements at your house of worship

Foaming a Crawl Space

Take the proper steps when considering spray foam insulation

Stay Safe Long after the Storm

Steps to make sure your house is healthy after water damage

Surviving Without Air Conditioning

Inexpensive ways to stay cool without AC

Battery Powered Yard Tools

Do they make the cut? Consider these pros and cons.

Warming Up with Wood

A little research can help ensure safe, efficient wood burning

How to Close a Crawl Space

Follow these must-dos to improve home health and efficiency