Safety

Home Improvements to Protect Children

Parents understandably consider their home a safe haven for children. But the home actually plays host to many childhood injuries over the course of a typical year. Each year, nearly 20,000 people die and 21 million medical visits result from home accidents in the United States, says the U.S. Home Safety Council. The majority of these injuries occur to children and the elderly.
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Stay Safe When Spring Cleaning Gutters

For homeowners, few things symbolize the arrival of spring more than the annual trek up the ladder to clean out the gutters. Though not as heavily anticipated as that initial warm weather front or the first Sunday drive with the windows down, cleaning the gutters is just as much a part of the spring season.
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Radon Dangers at Home

Did you know that radon is the second leading contributor to lung cancer behind cigarette smoking?

This invisible gas -- even in low or moderate levels -- can cause severe health implications. Although you can't see, smell or taste radon, it could be a problem in your home.
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Radon Dangers at Home

Move over Superman. The Man of Steel takes second place to the strength associated with many building products manufactured for today's homes. In the "perfect storm" of technology, some of today's windows, millwork and roofs are being built to withstand everything from hurricanes to wildfires.
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Keep Your Dryer Running Safe and Smooth

Nowadays, many homeowners are understandably concerned about saving money. In light of the country's economic woes, homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to save money.
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Web Site Offers Insider's Look At Hydronic Heating

Now that winter is almost over, consumers should consider replacing or upgrading their heating systems while they have time to research what system is right for them. Federal and state tax credits and rebates for highly energy efficient products make this a good time for upgrades.

A new Web site developed by the Hydronics Industry Alliance, www.myhomeheating.org, is designed to make it easy for consumers, builders and remodelers, architects and engineers, and HVAC professionals to obtain information on hydronic heating equipment.
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