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How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

By Fran Donegan Emergency generators provide the electrical power needed to keep the lights on, the furnace humming, and the well pump working during a power outage. However, many homeowners fail to use their generators effectively.

Tesla Bringing Solar Panels and PowerWall to Home Depot

Tesla Bringing Solar Panels and PowerWall to Home Depot

Eventually, the Tesla products will be offered in more than 800 of Home Depot's 2,200 U.S. locations.

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

People desire a personal and meaningful connection to their homes and surroundings.

Guide to Environmentally Friendly Wood Flooring

Guide to Environmentally Friendly Wood Flooring

Unfortunately, not all wood flooring meets environmental criteria.

3 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Bathroom Remodeling

3 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Bathroom Remodeling

More than any other room in the house, bathrooms are resource hogs.

A Buying Guide to Fireplace Inserts

A Buying Guide to Fireplace Inserts

Unfortunately, most fires in traditional masonry fireplaces are long on atmosphere but short on energy efficiency.

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Tight houses often mean that pollutants can be trapped inside, creating an indoor air pollution problem.

2017 Home Design Color Forecast Reveals Paint Trends

2017 Home Design Color Forecast Reveals Paint Trends

Paint is more than just a color; it is a method of communication.

How to Select Environmentally Friendly Flooring

How to Select Environmentally Friendly Flooring

Selecting an eco-friendly product usually involves tradeoffs.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Freezer

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Freezer

While not everyone needs a standalone freezer, there are plenty of situations where it’s indispensable.

How to use your refrigerator in the most efficient way

How to use your refrigerator in the most efficient way

Over the last 45 years, appliance manufacturers have succeeded in reducing the energy consumption of the average household refrigerator by 75 percent.

Using your phone to save energy

Using your phone to save energy

Whether you call it the smart home, the connected home or the Internet of Things, technology is changing the way we interact with the products in our homes.

The ABCs of HVAC: A heating and cooling dictionary for homeowners

The ABCs of HVAC: A heating and cooling dictionary for homeowners

As with any highly skilled trade, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractors and technicians have their own language. They use a variety of terms and concepts that most of us do not deal with on a daily basis.

Why you should upgrade to an energy-efficient forced-air furnace

Why you should upgrade to an energy-efficient forced-air furnace

If the Holy Grail of furnace manufacturers is to wring every last BTU of heat out of the fuel that feeds the products they make, they are pretty close.

 Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

More than half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, an interest reflected in the Top 10 feature stories for 2015.

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

As building codes come to include lighting requirements, LED manufacturers are bringing to market lighting for builders and remodelers.

 Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot

 Home appliances integrate with Nest devices for more control (video)

Home appliances integrate with Nest devices for more control (video)

Nest made a splash in the smart device market with its stylish learning thermostat, and now it's extending its reach in the home through appliances.

Clean Filthy Floors the Green Way

Photo © Shutterstock When you want a clean home (and who doesn't?) and you have made a commitment to a greener existence, but aren't quite sure about what you'll be missing out on by switching to green cleaning products, embrace...

Countertop considerations for the eco-conscious

The good news is that more home owners are catching on to the eco-conscious trends and incorporating environmentally friendly materials in their kitchen designs and remodels. The better news is that as manufacturers realize the potential benefits to be had...

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