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Insulate Basement Ductwork Podcast: Tim Carter received the following email from Mike not too long ago: "Tim - I have an unheated basement. The ducts for heating/AC run through the basement. Do you suggest insulating the ducts in the basement to conserve more of the heat before it moves to the rest of the house?" […]

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Infrared Photos - Use Them to Help Save You Money Infrared photos can help you discover problems at your home before they become giant nightmares. I own a FLIR ONE PRO infrared camera that plugs into my smartphone. I can take unlimited photos using my phone. You don't own a smartphone? CLICK or TAP HERE […]

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Heated Driveway Cost - Wait For The Surprise! You may wonder what a heated driveway cost to install. The first thing to remember is it's very expensive. Not only are the actual systems expensive, but the labor to install them is also very pricey. The surprise comes after the workers have gone to the next […]

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Backup Battery For Home TIPS Standby generators create power for days if you keep them fueled Massive amounts of batteries required to deliver tens of thousands of kilowatts per hour Battery production is messy and causes pollution Batteries can be enormously expensive CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Malcom's Assault Malcom O'Dell, […]

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Replacement Window Cost Payback TIPS Do simple math with utility bills Separate summer natural gas or heating costs Savings start years down the road after improvement cost payback You don't save money for many many years CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Are you thinking about purchasing replacement windows and doors for […]

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Windows with low e glass can help stop the loss of heat from your home. Window treatments with ultra thin metallic coating in the glass is the answer.

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House Wrap and Vapor Barrier TIPS House wraps go on outside surface of house under siding Vapor barriers go on warm side of wall - See Below WATCH videos below for help Great improvements in newer house wraps CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Janice Rozier, who lives in Folkston, GA, sent […]

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Last night while helping my wife Kathy get dinner ready she said, "I saw one of your peers on a national news morning show today." "Really? What was he showing?" "He was talking about these caulks where you can actually caulk your window to the frame to stop air leaks. Evidently in the spring you […]

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DEAR TIM: My exterior doors have leaded-glass inserts that I don’t feel are insulated well. I’m confused as I can’t feel the leaded glass because it’s sandwiched between two pieces of glass. On cold days when I stand in front of the door I feel air movement. How can I make sure this door is […]

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Dale Hanson is thinking of purchasing a condo in Champaign, IL. His inspector may have given him bad advice: "I am purchasing a condo and the inspector said he could not find a return air duct in the basement. Is it necessary to have an air duct in the basement?" Dale, I assume you mean is it […]

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