Masonry heater uses biomass for comfortable winter heat

Masonry heater uses biomass for comfortable winter heat

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.

Hottest 2015 home design trends from Pinterest

Hottest 2015 home design trends from Pinterest

Check out the hottest trends that are shaping home design in 2015, from the return of olive green to an obsession with metallic accents.

Tips to get the most out of your home fireplace

Tips to get the most out of your home fireplace

Though the fireplace is the centerpiece of a room, it is an element that homeowners don't often consider when designing their space.

Tips to prep your home for winter and add value

Tips to prep your home for winter and add value

The Appraisal Institute encourages homeowner to winterize their homes to potentially reduce energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and possibly improve resale value.

Tips to improve your home's indoor air quality

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...

Control your super-efficient gas fireplace with an app

Control your super-efficient gas fireplace with an app

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...

Seal up hidden holes in your home to ward off winter drafts and save energy

Seal up hidden holes in your home to ward off winter drafts and save energy

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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