What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

This document explains what ductless mini split heat pumps are and why you should be using one in your home.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: LG HVAC


Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Insulation is a must when combating air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Infographic: How to save money on a bathroom remodel

Infographic: How to save money on a bathroom remodel

Setting a budget, proper planning are key

5 low-cost products that pay for themselves on your water bill

5 low-cost products that pay for themselves on your water bill

Shorter showers and fewer car washes can save only so much water. These online-available products can help you get every last drop's worth from your water bill.

Consider This During Your Bathroom Remodel

Consider This During Your Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom remodel is among the more costly improvements to a house. Here's one item that costs less than many bathroom vanities to consider for a remodeling project.

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.

What does your old toilet say about you?

What does your old toilet say about you?

Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.

Kohler Co. Announces Wind Power Investment

Kohler Co. Announces Wind Power Investment

The project will equal Kohler’s total U.S. and Canadian annual electrity demand.

Bar Carts, All-White Kitchens and Succulents Expected to Go Out of Style in 2018

Bar Carts, All-White Kitchens and Succulents Expected to Go Out of Style in 2018

Expect to see more color in kitchens next year, especially for homeowners planning to sell.

New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders

New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders

While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.




Advice for Making Your Home Smarter | Video

Advice for Making Your Home Smarter | Video

Automating a home comfort system offers a great way for homeowners to save on their monthly energy bill.

New Toilet Design Promises Cleaner, Water Efficient Flushes

New Toilet Design Promises Cleaner, Water Efficient Flushes

There is a lot of science behind toilet flushing, more than the average consumer tends to realize.




Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

The disturbing truth is that, all too often, a glass of tap water also comes with a dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants.

Concerns About Drinking Water Rising Along with Temperatures

Concerns About Drinking Water Rising Along with Temperatures

Summer months mean rising temperatures and more outdoor activities, making it even more important to ensure members of your family are properly hydrated.

Water-Efficient Products Reduced U.S. Home Water Use by 140 Billion Gallons since 2007

Water-Efficient Products Reduced U.S. Home Water Use by 140 Billion Gallons since 2007

According to recent research, while high-efficiency toilets that use 1.6 gallons per flush or less have been on the market since 1994, 21 percent of residential toilets still in service in water-stressed states are non-efficient.

Remodeling Survey: Hawaii Leads Nation in Home Renovation Plans

Remodeling Survey: Hawaii Leads Nation in Home Renovation Plans

The GetHearth.com Home Renovation Survey recently ranked the U.S. states with the most home renovations planned for the upcoming year.

Five must-haves for your bathroom remodel

Five must-haves for your bathroom remodel

While bathrooms don’t require facelifts as often as some Hollywood celebs, chances are if you have not changed anything in your bathrooms except the towels in the past 20 years, you should consider a fresh look.

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