Thanksgiving is always great around the home…and it’s the same here at On The House. We would like to give a very special thank you to you, our audience. Without you we would not be able to provide home improvement help to millions of people every week. So thank you for all of your support!

This month, learn how to make your home more comfortable for the holidays with improved indoor air quality from BEAM central vacuums and energy efficiency tips from Serious Windows. We also have tips on how to counter rising heating bills, Thanksgiving safety tips and ways to get organized. These are must reads for everyone trying to keep their families happy and keep themselves sane during the crazy holiday season.

Make sure to get your gardening and design fix with Rebecca Cole’s Digging, Decorating, & Design Tip of the Week; including how to prepare your garden for winter. Dive into Karel’s Korner for timely advice on vitamins and cognitive function and get your “green” on with our Green Tip Series, presented by Serious Materials. Learn easy and effective ways to use less energy and recycle more.

On The House is on the radio & on the Internet, so tune-in to the show for your chance to win great prizes every week and log on to anytime to learn how to tackle just about any home improvement project.

Here’s to a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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

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Central Vacuums, HEPA Filtration Earn Green Building Standard
Proven Indoor Air Quality Improvement Assures Healthier Homes

. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has given final approval to the inclusion of central vacuum systems and HEPA Air Filtration in the first national green building standards. Builders or remodelers who include central vacuums can earn five points toward new indoor environmental quality standards for a home equipped with a central vacuum  system and three points for homes with MERV 8 or greater air filtration.   Read more…

“Tuning” Your Home’s Windows

In almost every home, there are little climate zones – the bedroom that gets a lot of light is avoided as much as possible during the summer.  In the winter, you curl up in the warmth of the living room and avoid the north-facing dining room.   Read more…

How to Counter Rising Winter Heating Bills

. According to the Department of Energy, no matter what kind of heating, ventilating or air conditioning system you have in your home, you can save money and increase personal comfort by properly maintaining or upgrading your equipment.   Read more…

Closet Organization

. If you're like us, the one thing you always seem to need more of is storage. If you have one or more closets each with only a single pole, you can hold off on adding space; you can, in fact, make the best of what you have by organizing your closet to maximize storage.   Read more…

Flu-season Preparedness

. by Karel Nunnink
With the oncoming flu season and the scare with the new swine flu, every one it seems is running to get their flu shot.

But I say not so fast.   Read more…

Radio Show November Calendar

November 07
On The House is live with a brand new episode. We have a peak at the upcoming issue of Consumer Reports. The straight facts on products and the professional advice you can only get here at On The House.
November 14
Rebecca Cole will share her Digging, Decorating, & Design Tip of the Week, and this week is "How to Warm Your Home For Winter". The Carey Brothers will also be answering your questions live so give us a call at 800-REPAIR-IT.
November 21
On The House will be joined by Chef Jamie Gwen. She stops by to discuss the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and offers an easy recipe for a quick dish, "Apricot Chicken."
November 28
Thanksgiving Weekend Best Of Show. Sit back, relax, and listen to the best moments of the radio show. All the tips, tricks, and laughs you've com to expect from On The House.

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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!

Simply Delicious Pound Cake

Spinach Corn Soufflé — Popeye loves his spinach and you will too, especially when mixed with other tasty ingredients.

Baba Ghanoush & Falafal — Try these great appetizers at your next social gathering!

Chicken Breast Braciole — A delicious chicken dish with a twist.


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

Autumn Gardening — Summer is not the only time to be in your garden.

Preparing For Winter In Your Garden — As the cold creeps in, it’s time for a garden check up. Here are some tips on what to cut back, leaving your exterior spaces lively, well into fall.

Storing Your Own Fruits and Vegetables For The Winter — Remember canning saves money. If you have a vegetable garden that produces more then you can eat during the growing season, a pressure canner would be a wise investment.







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