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Other Home Projects Resources

Everything you need to know to complete your Other Home Projects home improvement project.

research and planning
Heating and Cooling for
Screened Porches
A screened-in porch is the best of both worlds—all the comfort of the indoors with the fresh air and exterior views of the world beyond…
research and planning
Passive Solar Heating Techniques You Can Use in Your Own Home
Want to heat your home without spending a dime on electricity or fuel? It’s definitely possible. We hear a lot about high performance…
research and planning
Green Your Fireplace with Gas or Woodburning Inserts
According to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re in for a lot more winter weather this year. Luckily for you, that means all the more time you can…
maintenance and care
How and When to Hire a Chimney Sweep
Did you know that fireplace chimneys need to be cleaned and maintained just like any other piece of equipment in the home? Chimneys that…
maintenance and care
How to Increase the Energy Efficiency of a Fireplace
Fireplaces generate a lot of heat—as long as you’re standing right in front of them. Otherwise, they can suck all the heat right out of…
maintenance and care
Warning: Learn These Home Heating Fire Hazards
Heating your home with poorly maintained equipment is like playing with fire—sometimes quite literally! Even if you don’t have a…
maintenance and care
What Should I Turn the Thermostat to During the Day?
What’s the ideal temperature to set your thermostat to during the day? Like many homeowners, you might often wonder about just how…
maintenance and care
Tips to Save Energy at Home: Water Heating
Here’s something that may come as a surprise. Did you know that water heating is the second largest energy-related expense in your…