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Is Geothermal Right for You?

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 27, 2014

Geothermal energy is pretty amazing: by circulating water through a series of pipes under your house, you bring the warmth of the earth up in the winter, and force heat and humidity...


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Just Say No to Drafts in the Home

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 26, 2013

Do the candles on your table gutter in a steady breeze, even though none of the windows are open? Can you see tumbleweeds drifting across the hall? Are your drapes swinging ethereally?...


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What's the Best Choice of Firewood?

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 02, 2013

Ah, winter. Whether snow is just starting to stick, the skies are threatening rain, or you're basking under a Florida sky, the season is turning, and for many of us, it's going to feature...


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8 Ways to Go Green -- Affordably

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 05, 2013

Some green living guides seem to start with a long list of expensive things: update your appliances, replace all your windows, get new insulation. All of those things are smart moves...


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Factcheck: How Wasteful are Steam Boilers?

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 31, 2013

Vintage boilers are common in older apartment buildings and homes, complete with their delightful clanking radiators. (As anyone who has tried to sleep in a room with a radiator going...