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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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FilterScan Video Transcript Hi, I'm Tim Carter from AsktheBuilder.com. You know what this is, don't you? This is a common air filter that goes in either your furnace or your air conditioning system. And you know what the trouble is all too often you may be one person that doesn't change them frequently enough or […]

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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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