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How To Get the Best Contractor 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 & […]

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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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Bonnie Speeg lives in a chilly apartment in the gaslight district of Clifton in Cincinnati, OH. She reached out and here's her paraphrased situation: "Tim, my forced-air furnace comes on too often and it's driving me nuts. It's hard to sleep and it's annoying. My landlord says everything is fine and I'm under the impression I […]

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Stacey lives in a nice house that was built the same year I was born! It's in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada where it can get bitter cold. Let Stacey tell you what the problem is: "Hi. I'm in a 1,100 square foot one and one-half story house built in 1952. During the colder months I feel a draft […]

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Tim discusses new technology that alerts you when it's time to change your furnace or AC air filters. The notification can be via email. You can play the AsktheBuilder Filterscan Game. Just CLICK HERE to play. You could win prizes. (Prize deadline is November 17, 2014.)

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