Severe Infantile Eczema? 3 Home Improvement Projects To Consider To Prevent Other Allergic Reactions

As much as 70% of children who had severe infantile eczema as babies develop asthma as they get older. There's actually a medical term for it—atopic march. This is the progression in allergic reactions that begins as infantile eczema and can develop into allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food allergies later in life. Researchers have found that when the skin is damaged by infantile eczema, a substance called TSLP (thymic stromal lymphopoietin) is released throughout the body. [Read More]

8 Ways To Reduce Your Heating Bills

When winter rolls around, you may worry about how high your heating bills will be. The cost of heating up a home, especially if it is big, can be quite a lot. However, all hope is not lost. If you are willing to make a few changes, you can reduce your energy bills during the winter and save money. Here are eight effective ways to reduce your heating bills: Inspect Your Electrical Boxes for Gaps [Read More]

How to Know If Your Air Conditioner's Condensate Drainage System Needs Repairs or Updates

Your central air-conditioning system can produce up to 20 gallons per day of condensate, which is water drawn from the air inside your home. For attic-mounted air-handling units, the need to contain and drain this condensate is critical, and several measures must be in place to prevent damage to the structure of your house. If your home contains a central air-conditioning system, and you have never taken the time to inspect its condensate drainage components, then it is worth your time to take a look at your system and note whether it contains deficiencies in design or construction. [Read More]

How to Avoid Emergency Fuel-Delivery Fees from Running Out of Fuel This Winter

Running out of heating fuel in the middle of the winter can be stressful, especially if you are on a budget and an emergency service call will cause a hardship for you and your family. There are ways to get your furnace up and running to keep your home warm until your fuel-service supplier opens for business and can get the fuel trucks out to you. If you run out of fuel, stay calm and follow these steps to hold you over for a day or two. [Read More]