S.O.S.-Save Our Septic® Volume 17: Out of Sight, Top of Mind

Trickling filter systems sometimes bring high maintenance, high energy bills, and a mess in homeowners’ yards.

Subfloor adhesive reduces squeaks and boosts durability

Residential builders and remodelers who have experienced the pain of job delays or callbacks for squeaky subfloors will soon have access to a combination of subfloor products to combat squeaks.

Foundation insulation strategies reduce moisture movement and energy loss

Home insulation strategies should include protecting below-grade walls and foundations from potential moisture damage and energy loss.

Continuous wall insulation fights offs moisture and energy loss

By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.

Test homes reveal the secrets of high performance construction

12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.

Efficient HVAC products 'the way it has to be' (video)

ASHRAE's Max Sherman says consumers focused on sustainability are helping push developers and manufacturers to generate solutions that have less environmental impact.

New American Home features whole-home water filtration solutions

The National Association of Home Builders’ 2016 New American Home features a whole-home water filtration system from Environmental Water Systems.

Fight water safety problems with whole-home water filtration

With water quality making headlines across the country, there's reason for people to be concerned about the safety of their drinking water.

Undercounter water filters are a better alternative to bottled water

The bottled water trend costs people money, and doesn't deliver better water.

Know your water heater numbers

It can be confusing to shop for a water heater. Most people want the most efficient unit, but don't want to pay more than they have to. So here are some things to keep in mind when you're looking for a water heater.

Super efficient homes vs. code built homes

When building a new home, design and material selection greatly impact the operating costs for decades. Is it financially savvy to construct a super efficient home over a code-built home because of the reduction in operating costs?

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.

Wall assembly designed to boost insulation using traditional techniques

The Extended Plate and Beam design features innovative framing techniques, exterior rigid foam and weatherization products.

Breathe easier with new central vacuum technology

New technology makes central vacuum cleaners an even more powerful tool in the fight for indoor air quality.

Smart home technology designed to make life easier

In today's busy world, homeowners are increasingly seeking out home automation solutions to make life simpler.

AHR a showcase of 'best' products (video)

Such events provide opportunities for those inside and outside the heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration industries to see the latest technology and what is coming.

Duct leakage costs you twice

Duct leaks are insidious and are one of the three biggest energy wasters in most homes. While leaks cost you through the loss of conditioned air, when these duct leaks cause negative indoor pressure, unconditioned air will be pulled in from outside and you will waste even more energy keeping your home comfortable.

New lath solves water management problems in wall systems

Managing moisture on exterior walls is always a challenge, but there's a new solution for stone, stucco and brick veneers.

Textured doorglass allows natural light while protecting privacy and energy use

Homeowners like natural light, but don't want to give up privacy or energy efficiency.

Wood-like siding uses recycled materials for low-maintenance living

A new line of exterior siding uses recycled materials to take the place of wood siding with low-maintenance style.

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