DIY Home Improvement in North Carolina - Carolina Country

On The House

Home improvement projects with an energy-efficient edge

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

Take control of your indoor air quality

Some surprisingly simple products can work in your favor

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

Home health

How to keep your home happy and healthy

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