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December 1, 2017
Shannon Myogeto, co-owner of the new Fargo franchise of Floor Coverings International. Special to The Forum
Local couple opens Fargo franchise of Floor Coverings International
December 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
April 7, 2017
Installing rolling shutters can protect your windows and sliding glass doors from damage during severe weather. Special to the Forum
Finding the right rolling window shutters
April 7, 2017 - 12:15pm
March 3, 2017
Stainless steel exterior has thin coating of glass for easier cleaning. The interior tub is also made of stainless steel. Special to the Forum
Efficient dishwashers meet EnergyStar standards
March 3, 2017 - 1:30pm
This do-it-yourself sunroom is designed around recycled storm windows and doors. Notice the windows near the peak and the roof vent to avoid summertime overheating. Submitted photo
Adding a sunroom can be a good investment
February 3, 2017 - 11:00am
January 6, 2017
The electric radiant heating pad can be place directly under a rug to add supplemental heat to a floor. Photo courtesy Warmly Yours
Exploring radiant in-floor heating
January 6, 2017 - 7:30am
December 2, 2016
Most fire-building techniques for a hot fire, use newspapers, kindling or firestarters, some softwoods and mostly hardwoods.
Fire-building, chimney basics for fireplaces
December 2, 2016 - 7:00am
November 3, 2016
This shows a coastal home with hurricane glass block windows which meet Florida codes. Photo credit: Pittsburgh Corning.
Selecting windows for safety, security, energy efficiency
November 3, 2016 - 11:47am
October 6, 2016
The astragal seal between double doors is a common location of air leaks so replace the seal or the entire astragal. - Photo credit - Pemko Manufacturing
Make repairs to old doors to reduce drafts
October 6, 2016 - 3:35pm
September 1, 2016
Using a pressure cooker is efficient and ideal for fast cooking of tougher meat cuts and stews. James Dulley/Special to the Forum
Countertop cooking appliances can save energy
September 1, 2016 - 2:44pm
August 4, 2016
This register booster fan fits over a register on the floor or wall and plugs into a standard electrical outlet. Suncourt/Special to the Forum
Keeping consistent temperatures doesn't have to be expensive
August 4, 2016 - 4:57pm
June 30, 2016
Once the winter/summer energy-saving film is applied to the window glass, it is difficult to notice a difference in the view outdoors. Gila Films / Special to The Forum
Dulley: New window films are easy to install, effective
June 30, 2016 - 7:05pm
June 2, 2016
This complete super-efficient system includes two-level furnace and air conditioner, air cleaner, humidifier and heat recovery ventilator. (Photo courtesy of Bryant)
New central AC units offer steady room temps, humidity control
June 2, 2016 - 6:04pm
May 6, 2016
This fiberglass door can be finished to match real wood indoor trim. The outdoor surface can be stained or painted any other color. (Photo credit - Therma-tru)
Front doors with small windows better for security, efficiency
May 6, 2016 - 2:37am
April 1, 2016
This is a whole-house sized standby generator being installed at a home. Notice the small gas engine inside the housing. (Photo credit - Kohler)
Dulley: Installing whole-house generator not a 'do-it-yourself' project
April 1, 2016 - 12:16am
March 4, 2016
This shows the water flow in an American Standard FloWise™ 1.28 gpf elongated toilet. Notice how the water both rinses the bowl and flow underneath it to create the flushing suction. Photo credit Spork Design
Dulley: Save money by installing new water-saving toilets
March 4, 2016 - 12:08am