| May 30, 2010
•Scientific name: Salvia leucantha
•Growth habit: A rounded evergreen perennial with many arching branches producing plants 4 feet tall and wide. The leaves are lance-like, dark green and growing to 4 inches long and an inch wide.
| May 21, 2010
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series on natural ventilation and cooling tips. With natural ventilation the trick is to open a building to the elements when the outside conditions are within the right temperature and humidity range to...
| May 18, 2010
| 2:43 PM
Federal energy tax credits: Homeowners can claim a 30 percent tax credit for eligible renewable energy or energy-efficient home improvements that are in place between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2020. Information is available at energysavers.gov/taxcredits...
| May 15, 2010
There wasn't much green to be seen in the Greenleaf subdivision southwest of Orlando earlier this spring.
But that is rapidly changing as several residents lay lush new sod over their winter-brown lawns.
"The cold weather killed off most of the grass....
| May 18, 2010
| 3:07 PM
Thousands of homeowners and business owners who installed solar systems expecting to be reimbursed for the costs from the Florida Solar Rebate Program could be left footing the bill, if state lawmakers don't fund the program.
The state typically puts...
| May 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement discouraging "nontraditional pets" in households with young children.
Such animals, including rodents and reptiles, pose a health risk to children younger than 5, the group...
| May 11, 2010
Like many South Floridians, Mark Bykoski relies heavily on cooled air to combat heat and humidity inside his condominium. But that cold relief comes with a few headaches when determining who is legally responsible for insuring, repairing and replacing...
| May 2, 2010
•Scientific name: Raphiolepis indica
•Growth habit: A rounded evergreen shrub growing to 4 feet tall and wide. The leaves are ovate in shape, medium to dark green, with rounded toothed margins and growing to 3 inches long and half as wide....
| Apr 21, 2010
| 6:32 PM
The Pennsylvania Home Heating Equipment Rebate Program goes into effect Wednesday morning. It offers $11 million dollars in rebates to people who purchase non-electric, ENERGY STAR-qualified furnaces, boilers, and water heaters.
The rebates range from...
| Apr 16, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Let the buying begin for the thousands of Texans who got through to register for a rebate program that left out millions of others out of luck.
Texans who registered April 7, via overwhelmed phone lines and computer systems, began...
| Apr 16, 2010
Let the buying begin for the thousands of Texans who got through to register for a rebate program that left out millions of others out of luck.
Texans who registered April 7, via overwhelmed phone lines and computer systems, began buying their appliances...
| Apr 13, 2010
| 9:19 AM
2010 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
April 16-18, 2010
What was shown on today's show:
BLANCO BLANCO SOLON
The SOLON is a high-tech compost bin to collect everything from fruit and vegetable peels to egg shells and coffee...