Kinetico is a good product but $1,900 for a water softener sounds out of line. Are you sure it is not some combination unit that does a lot more t...
PS: We are in the process of building a home and we suffer allergies also. Are spending thousands of extra dollars to eliminate OSB in subfloorin...
Dust is just one of your potential problems for allergies. Can be affected by everything from materials used in the building (OSB, carpets, paints...
The type of vent fan will make a big difference. Be sure to install one that vents to the outside to really remove that bathroom moisture. Get on...
Here's an interesting track lighting system I saw in local paper. Sounds easy to install: http://www.litesnow.com/
Sounds like you'll need someone to snake it out but check prices. Those main lines can be long.
This is a significant problem with newer and tighter homes. An air-to-air heat exchanger (also heat recovery ventilator) is excellent to exhaust st...
I lived in an old (1926) home for many years and thought my doors were cracked. Decided to strip them and see about filling the cracks. Turns out...
No, the filter will not make any noticeable difference in the mold problem. That is a problem with indoor air pollution caused by various products...
PS: We are about to 'break ground' on our new home and I would suggest you start early to research EVERYTHING about your new home - from door knob...
Check on 'Designers/Builders'. If you get the whole deal at one stop, the design fees may be lots less than getting a separate architect.
This can involve several potential problems. Recessed lighting 'cans' are bad for leaking air and may have little or no insulation around them. T...
Broan has a 7 inch spring-loaded in-line damper, stock # 97. Check at L-o-w-e-s or H-o-m-e D-e-p-o-t and they should be able to special order one ...
If your lot requires a septic system, you will require a soil (perc) test. This is a test to see how well water seeps into the soil on your lot. ...
Fingernail polish remover may damage the surround. I would avoid it. Check your local hardware store for something called 'De Solve It Citrus Sol...
Is there any way to install a 'sun/solar' tube? These are great if you can get them installed. Here is one site: http://www.suntunnel.com/ [This ...
Should not be too hard. First insure that your level is true. Place it on a flat, horizontal surface and use shims to raise one end until it read...
The Broan site has some good info. Here is for their FAQ. Also, at the top, right is an article in .pdf format (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (fr...
Down drafts are inefficient. A good sized hood vented to the outside is preferred. be sure your hood has sufficient cubic feet per minute (CFM) a...
You won't need a plumber. Open your access panel and you should see the gas control. Should have settings for Off, Pilot and On. Turn to Pilot t...