Tag Archives: Ventilation

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Air Conditioner Alternatives

Q: What is the difference between an air conditioner and an evaporator? Is one better for my home? I just need something to cool the front room occasionally in the summertime, and I hate window units. – George F., Burlington, Vt. A: An evaporative cooler can be a cost-effective alternative to Continue reading →

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Wintertime Roof Leaks

Q: This has been a winter of unusually stormy and snowy weather, and it looks like my house isn’t holding up too well. After noticing a water stain on an upstairs ceiling I went into the attic and found water stains on several boxes and a general damp smell. Trouble Continue reading →

Skylights Over Bed

Take advantage of tax credits to stretch home improvement dollars

(BPT) – Warm weather heralds home improvement season. It’s also the season of high electric bills as air conditioners hum to life in response to rising temperatures across the country. When you’re making summer upgrades to your home, improvements that make your house more livable and attractive are even more Continue reading →

Winter Boosts Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Question: I wanted to write in hopes that you will remind readers how dangerous portable generators are when not used properly. Already this winter, three people in New England have died due to carbon monoxide poisoning because they were running unventilated generators after last month’s ice storm. Please remind people Continue reading →