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FEBRUARY 22, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
9 Unexpected Household Uses for Table Salt

It's an integral part of every meal, but ordinary table salt can do a lot more than add flavor to your food. From cleaning to winter maintenance, salt can do a whole lot around the house....

DECEMBER 15, 2015 | TUESDAY
4 Reasons to Ditch Your Furnace for Radiant Heat

Visit any assortment of American homes built in recent years and, though you'll probably see a range of architectural styles, all are likely to have only one type of HVAC system—force...

NOVEMBER 10, 2015 | TUESDAY
6 Steps to a Cozy Winter Home

When plummeting temperatures and cruel storms combine to make the outdoors forbidding, everyone takes refuge indoors. There's only one potential problem: If aggravations like drafts and c...

OCTOBER 14, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
So, You Want to... Install Radiant Heating

Thinking about installing radiant heat? Well, you're not alone. The technology has already gained wide acceptance with consumers internationally, and though radiant systems haven'...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
7 Myths About Radiant Heat, Debunked

For once, industry experts agree on something: To keep your home warm through the winter months, there's no method more comfortable than radiant heating. Although it earns praise for its ...

AUGUST 25, 2015 | TUESDAY
When's the Right Time to Install Radiant Heating?

Energy efficiency and radiant heating are mentioned together so often that you might reasonably assume one had precipitated the other—that the drive for greater sustainability in home bui...

AUGUST 6, 2015 | THURSDAY
Save Money and Live Better with Multizone HVAC

You are reading one installment in a 10-part series devoted to exploring Mitsubishi Electric ductless heating and cooling. See all. The typical HVAC system takes a one-size-fits-all appro...

JULY 28, 2015 | TUESDAY
7 Features That Define the New American Home

Indoor plumbing. Electric lights. We take these things for granted today, but there was a time when such basic conveniences were novel and sought after. Of course, with the forward gallop...

JULY 17, 2015 | FRIDAY
When the Clothes on Your Back Are a Tool for the Task

Look at any flat roof and, along the edges, you're likely to see a special type of flashing—the drip edge. Though nothing more sophisticated than a profiled length of aluminum or galv...

JUNE 30, 2015 | TUESDAY
Home Zoning: The End to All Your Thermostat Wars

When you stop and think about it, doesn’t it seem strange that, in the typical residence, a single thermostat controls the temperature of the entire house? After all, no matter the size o...