Winterizing a Vacant Home

Winterizing a Vacant Home

Whether you are shoring up a shore house for the winter, battening down the hatches at your summer cabin, or simply planning to leave your home for an extended period this winter, there are a few must-do steps to take that will help ensure your spring or summer return...
Winterizing a Vacant Home

Gearing Up for Cold Weather Ahead

There are very few places in the U.S. that weren’t hit hard last winter. Even the generally calm, suburban Philadelphia neighborhood where I lived was plagued with multiple ice storms that down many power lines and rendered the roads impassable. Folks in Boston...
Are You Ready for Hurricane Earl?

Are You Ready for Hurricane Earl?

Hurricane Earl is blasting its way up the East Coast, with Tropical Storm Fiona hot on its heels. If you live in Earl’s path, you should be prepared for the possibility of torrential rain, flooding, and dangerous winds in the next few days. Make sure your...
Are You Ready for Hurricane Earl?

Turn Up the HEET…And Lower Your Bills

Most people care enough about energy efficiency that they’ll make some changes to their own home to lower the bills a few bucks. But wielding the caulk gun at a stranger’s house? Isn’t that extremist? The volunteers at HEET don’t think so. The...
Winterizing a Vacant Home

Hi-tech, Low-itch!

About five years ago we did a major renovation to our house and the architect suggested we use spray foam for insulation. There were many benefits; it was a green technology, it provided a vapor barrier, it added some rigidity to the structure, it filled every nook...