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Eco House: Metal Roofs, Insulating Paint

Lower those A/C bills. -by James Dulley I want to install a metal roof with a lifetime warranty, but I worry it will make my house hotter and increase my air-conditioning bills. Do …

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Eco House: Awnings & Window Film

Save energy and keep sun damage and heat under control with adjustable awnings and efficient window films, both available in DIY kits. by James Dulley The sun's heat and glare …

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House & Home: Heat Blocking Attic Foil

Ways to keep cool for cheap. by James Dulley From afternoon well into the evening, I can feel heat blasting down from the ceiling into the house. Our air-conditioning bills are out …

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House & Home: Fan-Tastic Gizmos

Plan now for a cool, energy-efficient summer with attic and whole-house fans. by James Dulley Q: Our house feels warm even with the air conditioner running. The temperature seems t …

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House & Home: Landscaping for energy efficiency

…and trouble-shooting a leaky toilet. by James Dulley Dear Jim: I want to landscape my front yard and around my deck with decorative evergreen and flowering dwarf shrubs. What ty …

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House and Home: Caulk

Sticky, gooey, white or clear, it's CAULK! Use it well and your house will be warmer. Dear Jim: It seems to be drafty in my home whenever it is windy outdoors. I have noticed …

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House & Home: Itching to Insulate?

Warm up to doing it yourself with new, less irritating insulations. Dear Jim: I know my house needs additional insulation, but I have avoided adding it because it makes me itchy. O …

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