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  • Seal the building envelope

    Seal the building envelope

    Springtime weather brings about sudden shifts. And the trumpeters announcing these sudden shifts are typically gale-force winds. The importance of an air barrier during such shifts can't be …
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  • Fixing a constant leak between your toilet tank and bowl

    Fixing a constant leak between your toilet tank and bowl

    A constant leak means the locknut is not tight enough or the rubber washer inside the tank has flashing (excess rubber) or fissure like cracks. There may be a crack in the porcelain or the flush …
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  • Did your home's roof survive the winter?

    Did your home's roof survive the winter?

    Your home's roof provides its primary defense against the elements. For that reason, it makes sense to have your roof be in good condition and performing like it should. Unfortunately, harsh winters …
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  • Save energy with proper swimming pool equipment

    Save energy with proper swimming pool equipment

    When the kids are in the pool splashing around, it's easy to smile and be glad that you bought a house that already had a swimming pool. But you're conscious of making that pool run efficiently, and …
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  • Builders help make geothermal systems, incentives readily available

    Builders help make geothermal systems, incentives readily available

    While consumers see the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling systems, the price tag often makes it difficult for them to equip their homes with the technology. But builders like Gemcraft Homes, …
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  • Getting by with a little help from our fronds

    Getting by with a little help from our fronds

    Not all improvements to indoor air quality require high-tech solutions like energy recovery ventilation. Sometimes there are palliatives that are akin to holistic medicines, such as ginseng, St. John'…
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  • Water conservation stats

    Water conservation stats

    Sierra Vista, Ariz., is no stranger to water conservation, as the Copper State is not known for having plentiful rainfall. In 2011 the Cochise Water Project was formed, a nonprofit organization whose …
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  • S.O.S. - Save Our Septic® Volume 11: Purr-fecting Your Wastewater Treatment System, Part 2

    S.O.S. - Save Our Septic® Volume 11: Purr-fecting Your Wastewater Treatment System, Part 2

    Continued from Part 1 "I leave the water running because the cats love to play with it," Mildred explained as Aerobe examined the kitten. "I spoil them terribly." Aerobe responded, "Though it may be …
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  • Design trends and the influence of brick

    Design trends and the influence of brick

    In recent years, these sharp architectural lines have become blurred. Our more mobile society has resulted greater migration rates of individuals from region to region, bringing with them their …
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  • Accessible homes benefit with safety and comfort features of radiant heat

    Accessible homes benefit with safety and comfort features of radiant heat

    A large segment of our population, the Baby Boomers, are now in, or soon approaching their retirement years. Many are faced with a tough decision to move or stay in their home. An important …
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  • Looking for More Space? The Solution Might Surprise You

    Looking for More Space? The Solution Might Surprise You

    How many times have you wished you had extra storage around the house? This may come as a shock, but hidden real estate could be right under your nose. Traditional tank-style water heaters are bulky …
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  • Benefits of a shower filter

    Benefits of a shower filter

    The most common source of vaporized water in the home is the shower. In the last decade, asthma rates have increased over 100% in adults, over 300% for children. Many experts believe this is due to …
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  • How standby generators increase home resale value

    How standby generators increase home resale value

    Home remodeling and improvement projects increase home value and are well worth the effort as many recoup more than 50 percent of their cost upon project completion. And for the first time since 2007,…
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  • Why tankless?

    Why tankless?

    There are many differences between traditional, storage hot water heaters and tankless water heater systems. The first hot water heater, invented in the 1870's, was an instant or on demand hot water …
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  • My toilet is leaking from multiple areas, how do I stop it?

    My toilet is leaking from multiple areas, how do I stop it?

    Whether you have leaking at the bolts, the flush valve, fill valve, or the tank to bowl gasket, the process for stopping the leak is much the same. If the leak is at the bolts: Make certain that …
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  • Knauf Insulation's advice: Apply systems thinking to your home

    Knauf Insulation's advice: Apply systems thinking to your home

    A house is more than a building; it is a system made up of parts that affect one another. Every choice you make has an impact on the other parts of your home's system and its overall efficiency. For …
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  • Are all air leaks the same?

    Are all air leaks the same?

    In an effort to create an airtight building envelope, you may want to know which gaps to focus your energy on. When considering air leaks, there are some that will give you more bang for your energy …
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  • Insulation for the Building Envelope

    Insulation for the Building Envelope

    Previously, the idea of a jacket was brought up as an analogy to describe the building envelope. Specifically, the notion of an air barrier preventing wind from whisking away heat and affecting …
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  • Solar Power: breaking down the pros and cons for your home

    Solar Power: breaking down the pros and cons for your home

    Fossil fuel and coal are getting harder and harder to find. Meanwhile, approximately 93 million miles away, the sun continues to crush hydrogen into helium and energy at a rate of 620 million metric …
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  • S.O.S. - Save Our Septic® Volume 11: Purr-fecting Your Wastewater Treatment System, Part 1

    S.O.S. - Save Our Septic® Volume 11: Purr-fecting Your Wastewater Treatment System, Part 1

    Mildred stared up at the huge oak tree beside her home. She was contemplating a method to get her beloved tabby cat, Harvey, down from his prison. The cat had been stuck high in the branches all …
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Green Building – From the Front Lines
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Common Sense: Sustainable Construction and Home Energy
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The Positive Energy Home, Going Beyond Net-Zero
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