Getting Personal

Chicago Tribune – By Karen Klages Battic Door, a Massachusetts-based company run by a couple of engineers, figured out a clever fix for all the heat that gets lost through the fireplace. The draft stopper is simply an inflatable urethane … Read more

Avoid the draft from your chimney You expect brisk, shivery breezes on an autumn day — but not in your home. So Battic Door Energy Conservation Products has some clever devices to plug leaks from overlooked areas such as clothes dryer vents and bathroom fans. … Read more

Bracing for Winter: The Fireplace

The Providence Journal – By Andrea L. Stape Make that heat-sucking hole in the wall more comforting to you and your budget CUMBERLAND, RI — With heating costs this year expected to rise significantly compared with last winter, it’s time … Read more

Home Repair Expert: Zolton Cohen

Kalamazoo Gazette Q: I had my roof sheathing replaced a year ago; it was plywood and had delaminated. The contractor thought it might have been due to excess moisture in the attic. This winter, I went up into the attic … Read more

The top energy-saving home improvements – By Laura A. Bruce According to a recent study (Source: Portland General Electric), our Fireplace Draftstopper is one of the top energy saving home improvements you can make! The pillow stops air leakage up chimney, and has a … Read more

Ice Dams

Ice damming is a major source of water damage to many homes…. ROOF ICE BUILD-UP Sometimes known as ice dams, these giant icicles hanging from the eaves are not only dangerous to people walking underneath, they are often a sign … Read more

How To Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long — the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, a whole house fan or AC Return, a fireplace or a clothes dryer, that may … Read more