Summer has come and gone. The leaves are changing colors, children are back in school -- preparing to "trick or treat" -- and chances are good that you're getting your home ready for Winter. What a busy month!

Since "fright night" can be scary if you're not prepared, we have some great safety tips for you and your family for Halloween.

Expecting company for the holidays? Looking for an inexpensive way of sprucing up your kitchen and/or bath without spending a ton of money? Consider installing a new faucet. It may be all you need to give your kitchen or bath a much needed "lift." Check out the faucet replacement tips from our friends at Peerless in this issue of the 'On The House Express.' We guarantee that after a few tips from the Peerless Faucet Coach, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to replace a faucet in your home.

Though home heating costs are projected to stay level or even decline slightly this home heating season, energy costs are still at a record high in many parts of the country. In this month's issue we've got some great energy-saving tips for you that will keep your utility costs in check and improve personal comfort. Plus, don't forget to take our "Energy Efficiency Challenge, presented by Johns Manville for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes.

And, with October being National Toilet Repair Month (who thought of that one?), we will salute the lieu with some tips to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.

Finally, have a look see what ghoulish dishes our friend Dom DeLuise is cooking up in his laboratory... we mean, we will share a delightful recipe from Dom's kitchen.

Stay safe and have a great month!

  Morris and James Carey

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This summer, millions endured record-breaking heat as sweltering triple-digit temperatures soared nationwide and lingered for weeks at a time. Now, with fall and cooler temperatures just around the corner, welcome relief is at hand – but as we all know, it’s only temporary.   Read more...

Easy Fixes for Leaky Toilets

An average leaking toilet will waste up to 78,000 gallons of water per year. Think about it—that's enough water to fill two average-sized backyard swimming pools. What follows are some common toilet problems and their solutions.   Read more...


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On The House October Calendar

October 07
October 14
October is Energy Awareness Month. Sharon Gallagher, of TCPI will talk about how to save energy by using energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFL)
October 21
A representative from Viega to discuss piping systems
October 28
A representative of Rinnai will discuss the latest technology in tank less water heaters

OnTheHouse Events Keep checking out our website for more features & events throughout October:

How Loud is Your Bathroom Fan?!?! brought to you by Broan and NuTone How loud is your bathroom fan?!?!  The Carey Brothers want to know!  And the folks at Broan and NuTone want to help!  Youll have the opportunity to register for the chance to win a brand new Ultra Silent Series ventilation fan from either Broan or NuTone.  Want more chances to win?  Call into the weekly radio program and you may have the opportunity to imitate the sound of your bathroom fan.  If James and Morris like your style, you could win a brand new Upgrade Kit from either Broan or NuTone.
The Carey Brothers Energy Efficiency Challenge … brought to you by Johns Manville Home heating season is just around the corner and with it higher utility bills.  This month, James and Morris will host their Energy Efficiency Challenge presented by Johns Manville.  The Carey Brothers will offer up a number of great tips that will help you make your home more energy efficient.  And youll also have the opportunity to register for your chance to win a HUGE prize package!  Its The Carey Brothers Energy Efficiency Challenge presented by Johns Manville.
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Bryants Home Comfort SolutionsWith the change of seasons, people are thinking Home Comfort and Bryant is doing whatever it takes to make homes more comfortable all across the country.  Later this month, check out the Fall/Winter edition of Bryants Home Comfort Solutions.

In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom's best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Dom's Rib Eye Steak — Steak is Good Any Time of the Year!

Dom's Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts — A delicious main course that will have your guests asking for more!

Dom's Sweet Potato Banana Muffins — Sweet Potato and Banana!?! A Perfect Pair!

Dom's Sausage & Beans — A Hearty Meal The Entire Family Will Enjoy!

Dom's Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash — You don't have to wait until Thanksgiving to serve this delicious vegetable!

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