Here are five earth-friendly projects—both large and small—to increase theenergy efficiency of your home this winter.1. Use energy-saving appliances. Refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers,furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioning units and water heaters all have high-efficiency models. Before buying a new appliance, compare…
Today’s appliances feature bold colors and make chores such as loading the dishwasher easier than ever.
When cold temperatures and dangerous winter conditions occur, it’s important to be prepared. Understanding the weather terms and preparing for the impact will help you, your family, pets, and property get through the storm safely.
When assembling a disaster kit in preparation for storms or emergencies, it is important to consider all eventualities. Make plans now for food, medicine, money and essentials so that you won’t be caught short in an emergency.
A safe room, or storm shelter, provides the highest degree of protection for you and your family from the dangerous forces of extreme winds and debris impacts. Consider the following information for building or installing a safe room
The odds may seem like a million to one you'll ever experience serious flooding. But it happens more than you'd think. In fact, 90 percent of all natural disasters declared by the President involve flooding.
If you have a disability or special need, you may have to take additional steps to protect yourself in an emergency. If you have family, friends or neighbors with special needs, help them with these extra precautions.
The following basic recommendations can be used in extreme emergencies to add temporary plywood shutters to doors and windows.
When you are preparing to clean after a flood, start with safety. Here are tips to ridding your home of moisture safely.