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2010 

R-value measures heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation R-value measurements are subject to a fair amount of ridicule, especially by marketers of radiant barriers. As it turns out, however, the ridicule is mostly unwarranted. R-value is a measure of a material's resistance to heat...
12/22/2010
Common heating problems solved!Are you turning up your thermostat - and your energy bills - but still feeling cold? We've created a special checklist just for you to help identify the cause as well as some simple low-cost and no-cost solutions. You'll feel cozier and save energy. Many of these ea...
12/17/2010
With Black Friday behind us, it's time for my annual Christmas shopping list - ideas for energy-saving and green living gifts this holiday season. Most of these products can be purchased locally - benefiting the local economy. Discounts may be available for both in-store and online purchases. Con...
12/11/2010
Q: We need to install a drain system on an existing home. The recommendations we've gotten have all advised a drain system inside the basement, not outside. I have always thought that outside drain systems were more effective. What is the best way to go? A: For an existing home with a wet basemen...
12/08/2010
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