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  • 3 Awesome Ways to Save Energy You Should Try This Year

    3 Awesome Ways to Save Energy You Should Try This Year

    Monday, February 8 2016 1:35 PM EST2016-02-08 18:35:50 GMT
    From Our Sponsors 3 Awesome Ways to Save Energy You Should Try This Year   While you weren’t looking, technology quietly transformed some unsung heroes of your home. Furnaces, water heaters and thermostats typically don’t get much love until disaster strikes. Yet the latest versions of these dependable workhorses are more powerful, more energy-efficient and just plain smarter than ever. “Updating key heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems of yo...
    From Our Sponsors 3 Awesome Ways to Save Energy You Should Try This Year   While you weren’t looking, technology quietly transformed some unsung heroes of your home. Furnaces, water heaters and thermostats typically don’t get much love until disaster strikes. Yet the latest versions of these dependable workhorses are more powerful, more energy-efficient and just plain smarter than ever. “Updating key heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems of yo...
  • 16 Bright Ideas to Save $$ on Energy in 2016

    16 Bright Ideas to Save $$ on Energy in 2016

    From Our Sponsors       The typical family spends $2,200 a year on home utility bills. With a little effort, you can spend a lot less – a boost for your bottom line and our country’s energy self-sufficiency. Make the most of every bit of energy you buy. Here’s how – start now!   Do it today! 1. Ditch the beer fridge. It’s time. The retired model in your basement or garage is an energy hog. Find out how much it’s draining...
    From Our Sponsors       The typical family spends $2,200 a year on home utility bills. With a little effort, you can spend a lot less – a boost for your bottom line and our country’s energy self-sufficiency. Make the most of every bit of energy you buy. Here’s how – start now!   Do it today! 1. Ditch the beer fridge. It’s time. The retired model in your basement or garage is an energy hog. Find out how much it’s draining...
  • Pop Quiz! Is Your Electrical IQ What it Should Be?

    Pop Quiz! Is Your Electrical IQ What it Should Be?

    From Our SponsorsPop Quiz! Is Your Electrical IQ What it Should Be?  If you’re like most folks, you spend a lot more time thinking about apps than amps.But attentiveness and regular maintenance to keep power coursing through your home worry-free are essential, and not just for your family’s comfort. Electrical failures and malfunctions contributed to an average of 47,800 home fires in 2007 – 2011, resulting in an average of 450 deaths, according to the NFPA....
    From Our SponsorsPop Quiz! Is Your Electrical IQ What it Should Be?  If you’re like most folks, you spend a lot more time thinking about apps than amps.But attentiveness and regular maintenance to keep power coursing through your home worry-free are essential, and not just for your family’s comfort. Electrical failures and malfunctions contributed to an average of 47,800 home fires in 2007 – 2011, resulting in an average of 450 deaths, according to the NFPA....
  • 12 Simple Ways to Stay Safe and Warm this Winter

    12 Simple Ways to Stay Safe and Warm this Winter

    From Our Sponsors12 Simple Ways to Stay Safe and Warm this WinterThe rules for keeping a home warm in winter are pretty simple: keep the cold air out and the warm air in.But where to begin?“Winterizing a home seems like a hassle. Many homeowners take down the window screens, peer up the fireplace and call it a day,” Trent Urban, owner of The WireNut, Colorado Springs, Colorado, says. “But just a few simple tasks can head off danger and make a big difference in keeping...
    From Our Sponsors12 Simple Ways to Stay Safe and Warm this WinterThe rules for keeping a home warm in winter are pretty simple: keep the cold air out and the warm air in.But where to begin?“Winterizing a home seems like a hassle. Many homeowners take down the window screens, peer up the fireplace and call it a day,” Trent Urban, owner of The WireNut, Colorado Springs, Colorado, says. “But just a few simple tasks can head off danger and make a big difference in keeping...
  • Is Your Home’s Air Quality as Sweet as You Think?

    Is Your Home’s Air Quality as Sweet as You Think?

    From Our SponsorsIs Your Home’s Air Quality as Sweet as You Think?In November, Coloradans begin to button up their jackets and button down their homes as winter takes aim at the Front Range.Few of us will give much thought to the air inside our cozy homes – but we should. Indoor air pollution is a top environmental hazard and a genuine health risk, especially to the very young and the very old.We will spend up to 90 percent of our time inside, where levels of pollutants may...
    From Our SponsorsIs Your Home’s Air Quality as Sweet as You Think?In November, Coloradans begin to button up their jackets and button down their homes as winter takes aim at the Front Range.Few of us will give much thought to the air inside our cozy homes – but we should. Indoor air pollution is a top environmental hazard and a genuine health risk, especially to the very young and the very old.We will spend up to 90 percent of our time inside, where levels of pollutants may...
  • How to Show Your Furnace Some Love

    How to Show Your Furnace Some Love

    From Our Sponsors It’s best to forget about some things down in the basement. The box of Beanie Babies. The rowing machine your spouse purchased. The bread machine.Your furnace is not on this list.“Most folks don’t think about their furnaces until one quits,” Trent Urban, owner of The WireNut, Colorado Springs, Colorado, says. “But a few hours without a furnace in one of our winters is a genuine emergency. A cold house gets your attention fast.”...
    From Our Sponsors It’s best to forget about some things down in the basement. The box of Beanie Babies. The rowing machine your spouse purchased. The bread machine.Your furnace is not on this list.“Most folks don’t think about their furnaces until one quits,” Trent Urban, owner of The WireNut, Colorado Springs, Colorado, says. “But a few hours without a furnace in one of our winters is a genuine emergency. A cold house gets your attention fast.”...
  • Lightning Strikes, Electrical Fires and Your Home

    Lightning Strikes, Electrical Fires and Your Home

    From Our Sponsors:Your appliances are designed to handle a lot. However, nothing can prepare them for unpredicted power surges caused by Colorado’s powerful August storms and dangerous lightening strikes. Homes and people on the high plains of Colorado are especially at risk. The state was third in the U.S. for lightning-strike fatalities from 2005 to 2014, according to the National Weather Service. More than 500,000 lightning flashes hit the ground here annually.And it’s n...
    From Our Sponsors:Your appliances are designed to handle a lot. However, nothing can prepare them for unpredicted power surges caused by Colorado’s powerful August storms and dangerous lightening strikes. Homes and people on the high plains of Colorado are especially at risk. The state was third in the U.S. for lightning-strike fatalities from 2005 to 2014, according to the National Weather Service. More than 500,000 lightning flashes hit the ground here annually.And it’s n...
  • The Easygoing Guy’s Guide to A/C Maintenance

    The Easygoing Guy’s Guide to A/C Maintenance

    Summer has finally arrived and that means some quality time in the shade. But first things first. Let's cross “Check the A/C” off the Honey Do list to assure maximum cool – and domestic tranquility – in the scorching heat of Colorado's July and August.
    Summer has finally arrived and that means some quality time in the shade. But first things first. Let's cross “Check the A/C” off the Honey Do list to assure maximum cool – and domestic tranquility – in the scorching heat of Colorado's July and August.
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