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Quick Column Summary: Battery back up systems vs electric generators Portable and stand by generators cost less Battery elements cause of pollution Malcom O'Dell, who lives in the land of rainbows and unicorns in Washington, DC, came to my website, saw a column I wrote about portable electric generators - and possibly one about standby […]

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Janice Rozier, who lives in Folkston, GA, sent me a fascinating email: "I'm having an addition built onto my existing brick home. The question I have is about the house wrap vs vapor barrier. The addition is framed wood structure with cement siding, (already installed), cathedral ceiling, and concrete floor. Do I need the vapor […]

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Air leaks in your home can come from a variety of locations. Around doors and windows are common air leak spots. You can add insulation if it missing to keep Old Man Winter outside and save energy.

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There is confusion knowing how to go green. There are many green products available, but are they all environmentally friendly? The impact on the environment and the return of investment are all factors to consider.

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Wind energy is an alternate source of energy. The energy in wind won't completely replace fossil fuels. Windmill energy has been around for years. Be sure it makes economical sense before investing in wind powered energy.

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Fuel prices are headed up. Residential heating costs are expected to increase this winter. Here are some energy saving tips to assist in reducing your energy costs.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates two simple ways to winterize your house when the seasons change. Get that garden hose inside and check your insulation.

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These house closing winterizing tips are also useful if you are leaving for a weekend, vacation or for the summer. This checklist provides items for partially closing your home and for a complete closure. Don't cut corners. Do them all.

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