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placed exhaust fans to keep the air circulating. Exhaust fans in the bathroom control moisture and help prevent mold. In the kitchen, these fans help control odor. Locally, visit the vast inventory at Home ReSource for second-hand exhaust fans before shopping for a new one.

“low-E”), argon-filled windows. What does that all mean? Insulated glass features two or more pieces of glass with a dead air space between. Low-E glass works by reflecting heat back to its source by utilizing a thin metallic coating. And argon acts as an additional layer of insulation on low-E windows.

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Part of your home’s shell includes the windows. Truth be told, these can be an expensive home upgrade, but reports show you can recoup a lot of the cost when you decide to sell your home. When replacing old, single-pane windows, look for insulating, low-emissivity (or

You’ve seen the children’s book Everyone Poops. But did you know that over the course of your lifetime, you will likely flush the toilet nearly 140,000 times? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, if you replace older existing toilets with low-flush or dual-flush toilets, you can save thousands of gallons per

Western Montana Homesteader  

Your guide to renting, buying and living green

Western Montana Homesteader  

Your guide to renting, buying and living green