Winter can be brutal on both your home and your pocketbook - especially considering the out-of-sight cost of energy. Therefore, our job this month is to share with you some valuable tips on how to prevent damage to your home from Old Man Winter. And while we're at it, we have some great suggestions on easy-to-do tasks that will improve comfort, lower your energy bill and help preserve our precious natural resources. You'll find that conducting regular furnace maintenence can pay big energy-saving dividends.

And with Valentine's Day and Super Bowl Sunday being a couple of February favorites, we have included some tips on how to clean up after your messy Super Bowl party and how to create a romantic mood for Valentine's Day by ridding your home of rodents.

Finally, join us In The Kitchen with our friend Dom DeLuise for a sampling of some great February culinary treats.

All the best to your and yours this month.

  Morris and James Carey

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Post-holiday Rehab for Your Home

If you're like most people, chances are you did some entertaining during the holiday season. Though the Christmas decorations are down and the candy, cookies and treats devoured, there are probably telltale signs that have left your home looking a little worse for the wear.   Read more...

Central Furnace Maintenance

No matter how moderate the climate, there still are chilly winter evenings when we get cold no matter how many sweaters we put on. That means furnace time.   Read more...

New products help your home weather the next big storm

There are many ways to prepare for storms and other natural disasters. Some homeowners have put together a basic survival kitincluding water, nonperishable food, candles and extra batterieswhile others have purchased residential backup generators.

Manufacturers also offer many types of products to protect your home and its occupants. They range from inventive window coverings to complete, interior fortified safe rooms lined with the material used in bulletproof vests.

Residential storm damage begins with strong winds that attack the integrity of roofing, windows and both entry and garage doors. As winds increase, and driving rain is added to the equation, building products begin to fail and pervasive water begins to make its way in.

Still stronger windsas in a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane with winds ranging from 111 to more than 155 mphrip away exterior products. Flying debris may cause more harm, so that homes are left seriously exposed, damaged and vulnerable to major devastation, with their occupants at risk   Read more...

On The House February Calendar

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Carey Bros. broadcast from International Builder’s Show. Rebecca Cole broadcasts from the Surfaces Show.
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OnTheHouse Events Keep checking out our website for more features & events throughout February:

Is your patio or entry door the Ugliest Door in America? Find out by entering Therma-Tru’s Ugliest Door in America Contest.
it’s time to start thinking about building that new deck. Let the Carey Brothers Deck and Landscape Software help you.

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 Brown Rice Casserole — Perfect for the Whole Family!

Dom's Asian Chicken Wraps with Peanut Sauce — Finger Food is Always Fun!

Dom's Italian Mussels — A Must! Serve with Hot Italian Bread to Soak Up That Delicious Broth!

Dom's Lamb & Brown Rice — A Delicious Slow Cooker Recipe

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