On The House rolls into February with even more tips, news, and information on saving money, energy and protecting your piece of the great American dream. Did you know that the home is one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gases? That’s why it’s essential to make sure your home is up-to-par. Energy savings means more money in your pocket, maximum comfort, and a better quality of life for all. It can also mean that your home will produce a smaller “carbon footprint” and, thus, fewer greenhouse gases. Be sure to check out our Green Tip of the Week section, presented by Serious Materials, for simple things you can do around the house to reduce your carbon footprint.

And speaking of going green, this month’s edition of the On The House Express contains some great information from the folks at PexSuppy.com and the California Redwood Association. Rebates abound for the purchase of a new energy efficient tankless water heater. And learn about the benefits of redwood as a renewable resource for you next decking, fencing or exterior woodworking project from the California Redwood Association.

This month we feature projects that will keep any weekend warrior on his or her toes; including building extra storage space in the garage and symptoms & solutions for a “sick” home.

And don’t forget to check out our regular On The House featured content including Rebecca Cole’s “Digging, Decorating & Design Tip of the Week”, “In The Kitchen” with resident chef Dom DeLuise, roofing tips from the Amazing Dr. Roof, as well as healthy living advice from America’s most popular personal trainer Karel Nunnink.

Remember, On The House is on the radio every week and online 24/7 to save you time, money, and the heartache that accompanies home ownership. Give us a call or search for the answer on our website at www.onthehouse.com, which is updated daily. Why wait? Scroll down to the “Quick Tips” section to the left and get started!

Keep your radios tuned in and your internet turned on as we continue to offer the best home improvement advice around. And, as always, it’s On The House!

  Morris, James and Rebecca
  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Tankless water heater tax credit for 2009

Why go Tankless?
Tankless water heaters help to cut down your bills by reducing overall energy consumption. Instead of keeping a set amount of water constantly hot, a tankless water heater allows you to only heat the water that you need when you need it. Tankless water heaters vary in size, capacity, brand, energy factor, venting, and fuel type. To find the tankless heater best suited for your application, take a look through PexSupply.com’s section on Tankless Water Heaters.
In addition to the savings you’ll enjoy with lower energy usage, there is also a 2009 Tankless Water Heater Tax Credit to make the purchase of a new tankless water heater even more appealing.   Read more…

Redwood Goes Green, Naturally

The green movement has inspired many people to examine their lifestyles and make a statement about their environmental consciousness with the purchases they make. From the cars we drive to light bulbs we read under and how we bring groceries home from market, the decisions we make as consumers can reflect our commitment to conserving resources.

It’s not always easy living green. Green choices can force lifestyle sacrifices. Green choices can be confusing, too. It’s not always easy to tell what’s green, and what’s just posing as green for a marketing campaign.   Read more…

Maintaining yoru resolutions

. by Karel Nunnink
Now January has come and gone, we realize those resolutions we made are slowly fading away.
Let me tell you it is almost impossible to do it on your own, in the past we exercised because we had to, our very lives depended on it. Now our lives don’t depend on movement, so we don’t and all these systems in the body start to shut down.!   Read more…

Sick-House Symptoms and Solutions

. Learn all of the causes and the remedies in order make your “sick” house all better again.   Read more…

Overhead Storage Makes Space For Other Things

. Necessity is the mother of invention, and making enough room in your garage is a definite motive for installing overhead storage!   Read more…

Radio Show February Calendar

February 07
On The House keeps the momentum going from our remote broadcasts as we head back into the studio for another live broadcast. This week the hosts will introduce some more new "green" products. Plus the Carey Brothers will help you install a programmable thermostat with a step-by-step guide.
February 14
Chef Jamie Gwen joins On The House to share some last mintue Valentine' Day gifts. And Rebecca Cole reveals her "Digging Decorating & Design Tip of the Week" with her top kitchen design ideas.
February 21
The Carey Brothers talk energy savings with what you need to know about home energy audits and common energy problems & solutions. Also, the conclusion of the Serious Materials' "Green Tip of the Week" series with a useful tip to stop air leaks around the home.
February 28
On The House ends the month of February with smart guidelines for saving money on home repairs along with some must-do home maintenance tips to tackle before March. Phone lines are always open so give On The House a call at 1-800-REPAIR-IT

On The House Events
Keep checking out our website www.OnTheHouse.com for more features & events throughout February:

Tyco Rapid Response Fire Prevention Tips
Fires are just as likely in winter as in summer. Tyco fire suppression & building products bring your family security all year round.

Keep your eyes on our Web Site for our new GREEN Tip of he Week.

In The Kitchen, with Dom DeLuiseIn The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

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

Stuffed Chicken Breasts — You'll love this unique twist to spice up your regular chicken dishes!

Brasciole — Once you can pronounce this one, you gotta make it!

Pineapple-Glazed Scallops — Try this fabulous twist on grilled scallops!

Hearty Tomato Soup — There's nothing like a good bowl of hot soup on a cold day... and this is my favorite!

Party Dip — Use this dip for your Super Bowl party!


Here are some of Rebecca’s best Gardening and Decorating tips to keep you busy indoors and out all month long!

Papering the Town…One Room at a Time — Wallpaper is back, big time, and it is not limited to the walls anymore. Furniture, wall art, doors and window treatments as well as walls are being papered with textures, patterns, designs and colo

Decorating with Bold Colors — Let me give you a few tips on how to choose the right bold color and where it can be used.

Uncluttering Your Garden Shed During the Winter Months — Come Spring the only digging you’ll need to do is in your garden!

January Gardening: Houseplants — Winter houseplant care is more about attentive restraint than high maintenance.

January Gardening: General Care — Winter gardening makes for a much sweeter spring. Here are a few quick tips to protect and plan.