An upstate New York family looking to be self reliant in their winter heating fuel settled on a masonry fireplace to keep their home comfortable.
Check out the hottest trends that are shaping home design in 2015, from the return of olive green to an obsession with metallic accents.
Though the fireplace is the centerpiece of a room, it is an element that homeowners don't often consider when designing their space.
The Appraisal Institute encourages homeowner to winterize their homes to potentially reduce energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and possibly improve resale value.
You may not think about the air quality in your home because the problem isn't visible, but that doesn't stop dust, dander or chemicals from polluting your air. Everyday living generates up to 40 pounds of dust in a six-room...
New gas fireplaces from New Zealand manufacturer Escea are not only highly efficient but offer smartphone control. The new DX series multiroom gas fireplaces, which achieved a 94.1 percent efficiency rating from the British Standards Institution, can connect to your...
Imagine leaving the windows open all winter long - the energy loss, drafts and wasted energy. Well, if the home has a folding pull-down attic stair, a whole house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, that may be just what is occurring in the home every day. Drafts from these often overlooked holes waste energy in the form of higher energy bills.
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