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A look at Phillips new LED light bulb

Would you buy a 20-year light bulb for $50 if it will save you $165 in energy bills over its lifespan? But Phillips, the Dutch electronics giant, released its new [...]

Home improvement tools for your DIY projects

In can frustrate you to distraction when you have a job to do but there's no suitable tool in the box. I went to local DIY and home improvement stores [...]

Does your home meet miminum energy codes?

Does your new or remodeled home meet the minimum energy codes for construction and design? If you're like most consumers, Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) believes that you have no [...]

Daylight harvesting is coming to your town

Daylight harvesting, once deployed only in large commercial and industrial settings, is getting lot of airtime with home builders and renovators. The process is just like it sounds: You install [...]

How to choose the perfect light bulb

Are all light bulb products interchangeable? Not so, according to Consumer Reports. The product evaluator and watchdog recommends that you match the replacement bulb to your lighting fixture. Even if [...]

Record utility costs may drive us to energy efficiecy

A new study shows that the price of electricity provided to American homeowners has skyrocketed over the last five years. Energy price research conducted by the USA TODAY shows that [...]

Holiday decorating that adds value all-year long

With Christmas just around the corner, why not consider making home improvements that decorate for the holidays and last for the entire year? One of my favorite improvements is to [...]

Remodeling trends: Smaller homes appeal to buyers

New homes will become ever-increasingly smaller, with rooms doubling up on functionality, designers and realtors agree. If you're thinking of adding a new room, perhaps you should give some thought [...]

Building trends 2012-2015: expect smaller, greener homes

The American trend toward buying smaller homes - currently driven by the economy - will likely extend out to the near future. A builders' survey conducted by the National Association [...]

Preventing home improvement tool injuries

The difference between completing a home improvement project with pride or ending up in an emergency room with a severed hand can be the variance of a single millimeter and [...]