| Jan 5, 2010
| 2:24 PM
The Southeast Louisiana Chapter in cooperation with St. Tammany and Washington Parishes is working to ensure that community residents stay safe and warm during this time of unseasonably cold weather.
The Red Cross and Parish officials plan to operate...
| Jan 7, 2010
As our weather turns colder, a lot of us are cranking up that furnace. But did you know you could be poisoning your home and not even know it?
It's the problem of carbon monoxide poisoning. The deadly gas claims nearly 500 lives a year in the United...
| Jan 7, 2010
METRO is taking extra measures to help patrons stay warm during the cold snap.
Starting at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, METRO will have space heaters operating at 28 Park and Ride lots and 18 Transit Centers. The space heaters will be operated until 10:30...
| Jan 8, 2010
Cold weather is the culprit in a rash of overnight fires according to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal.
"The stairs where you go up to go into the attic, I could see red all around and I pulled it down and it was on fire… the whole thing," said Doris...
| Jan 10, 2010
Federal rebates could average $500. When combined with state and federal tax credits and resulting in lower energy costs, they could pay for a big chunk of a new heating and cooling system according to Eric Burch of the Indiana Office of Energy...
| Jan 12, 2010
Carbon monoxide - odorless, colorless and tasteless - is a deadly hazard all year round, but it becomes a particular threat during cold weather, when space heaters, furnaces and stoves become the must-have appliances.
All fuel-burning equipment and...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 4:36 AM
Just a few months ago, the Cash for Clunkers program was all the rage, bringing in millions of dollars for the car industry. Now, a new program is looking to give you an incentive to go green in your home.
The federal government is doling out $300...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 7:16 AM
C. Neal Abrahamson of Hallieford, Mathews Co., has been a fount of savings tips for On the Cheap readers.
Along with his advice for maintaining vehicles in order to save, he has advocated for installing a timer on your water heater - he estimates his...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 10:23 AM
In today's environmentally conscious world, more and more homeowners are turning to Web sites and Realtors designated as EcoBrokers to find their next green-certified home. Whether you're looking for an environmentally friendly home that's 100 percent...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 11:07 AM
While many homeowners may grumble over the price tags on energy-efficient appliances and products, federal tax credits are making going green more affordable. In 2006 the Treasury Department and the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2006-26), which allowed...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 6:34 AM
New laws and stricter guidelines to protect your home from carbon monoxide, also known as the "silent killer," are being proposed across the nation. Because carbon monoxide or "CO" is colorless, odorless and poisonous, it can overpower a person quickly...