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  • Keep your home in shape every month of the year.

    JANUARY 1. Make a list of projects you plan to complete during the year. Include small but important chores so you won't overlook them, and big projects so you can budget ahead. 2. Check toilets for leaks. Add a drop or two of food coloring to water...
  • Earth-friendly remodeling tips

    Tips from Jennifer Roberts, author of "Good Green Homes." Think about energy efficiency Roberts says energy that you don't use doesn't have to be produced by running nuclear reactors or burning fossil fuels. A remodel is a perfect time to add insulation,...
  • Getting zapped by static no fun

    Q: We have a two-story home, almost a year old. When we moved in, we had a humidifier installed in one of the two furnaces for the lower level. Because of the cold winter so far, we have been experiencing static shocks on the upstairs level. About three...
  • Jelled antifreeze can have a chilling effect on MKZ

    Q: We purchased a Lincoln MKZ in January and notified the dealer within an hour that the heat was working properly only at highway speeds. He said it was operator error. Turns out it was the heater. Evidently, the antifreeze clogs and has to be flushed....
  • Who's liable when a furnace that wasn't inspected is found to be unsafe?

    Question: When I bought my home, it was the middle of the summer and very hot, so my home inspector did not test the forced-air furnace. This winter I found the heater to be inoperative, and the contractor I called said the system was unsafe. The repair...
  • Police Incident Shuts Down Roads in York County

    Police in Hellam Township, York County, have a road closed down as they search for a "suspicious person" on Furnace Road between Accomac Road and Rudy Road.  It was closed about 7 this morning after police responded to the area. Just before 6 a.m., an...
  • Federal Stimulus Money To Harrisburg Projects

    Tekeyia Benson lives in one of Harrisburg's public housing units. Lead paint peeling off the walls of the bathroom, the heater sits exposed. "The heater like the children some of us have small children, they can actually touch the heater," said Benson....
  • Home, green home

    Home, green home
    With all the talk about going green, it pays to understand the anatomy of an eco-friendly home when you're building a new-construction house. What are the building materials made of and are they assembled with minimal waste? How much energy is used to...
  • 5 ways to lower your heating bill

    Feel a chill? It's not just the falling temperature. It's the scary prospect of higher heating bills. Oil prices may have fallen, but the American Gas Association still is predicting that on average, bills for people who heat their homes with natural...
  • Obama signs $787 billion stimulus bill: What's in it for you?

    Taxes: The recovery package has tax breaks for families that send a child to college, purchase a new car, buy a first home or make the ones they own more energy efficient. Millions of workers can expect to see about $13 extra in their weekly paychecks,...
  • Hot water heater settings

    Hot water heater settings
    Set your hot water heater no higher than 120 degrees. Setting it higher wastes $36 to $61 annually in heat lost to the surrounding basement area and more than $400 a year in demand loss.
  • Way cool: Death Valley charms families

    Way cool: Death Valley charms families
    About 300 miles northeast of Los Angeles, vast Death Valley National Park is a place of extremes: hottest, driest, lowest. Amid its timeless quietude, visitors may hear the wind traveling across the desert floor or the echo of a raven's caw off a...