October is here and is commonly associated with the season of autumn. With autumn comes the change in the weather and the color of the leaves. One of our favorite times of the year and a perfect time to improve your energy efficiency. For that we have a brand new contest: Pex Supply.com’s Energy Efficiency Upgrade Giveaway. A full line of equipment to upgrade your home’s performance, plus cash for installation, all worth $1,500! And the Premier Care In Bathing, Walk-In Bathtub/Shower Makeover Sweepstakes wraps up this month. There’s still time to enter – so click on the link below or log on to OnTheHouse.com to enter both of these great contests.

Want to go green? Look no further then the Green Tip Series, presented by Serious Materials. Easy, simple ways to go green that anyone can do. Want to go green in the garden? Check out Rebecca Cole’s Digging, Decorating, & Design Tip Series for helpful tips for working in your garden and designing your home.

Listen to the show all month long for live broadcasts of On The House. If your in the middle of a project and…wish you weren’t, give us a call!

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Cleaning Mildew from Various Surfaces

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Water Heater Maintenance

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Radio Show October Calendar

October 03
This week On The House kicks off its brand new contest: Pex Supply.com's Energy Efficiency Upgrade Giveaway. This is your chance to win a whole house upgrade to improve energy efficiency and save you money. The Grand Prize is worth $1500!
October 10
Tune-in to On The House this week for the Green Tip of the Week. Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, shares a tip for saving energy while you cook in the kitchen. And we have Chef Jamie Gwen share her kitchen savvy tips.
October 17
The Carey Brothers and Rebecca Cole broadcast are live and in-studio. They discuss weatherization inside and outside the home. As always, the phone lines are open so give On The House a call on the home improvement hotline at 1-800-REPAIR-IT.
October 24
On The House has news on tax breaks for home appliance upgrades, a "Cash for Clunkers"-type program. Listen to hear what its all about, if your appliances can qualify and how you can take advantage of this program.
October 31
On The House celebrates Halloween with saftey & clean-up tips and some trick-or-treat fun. Do you have a scary problem that you need help with? Call On The House at 1-800-REPAIR IT, we'll be sure to help you out.


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

Premier Care in Bathing: Walk-In Bathtub Makeover
Win a Bathtub/Shower Makeover with Premier Care in Bathing’s Walk-in Bath Tubs!
PexSupply.com Energy Efficiency Upgrade Giveaway
Save energy & money with an energy efficiency upgrade from PexSupply.com.

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!

Tortilla Soup

Calamari & Shellfish Sauce

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Dressing — Tossed with a salad or simply as a dip, you're going to love this dressing "with a bite."


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

Designing Your Child's Bedroom — In need of a change for your child's bedroom? Check out 10 tips for designing a restful, stylish, and fun bedroom for your children.

Choosing & Planting Spring Bulbs — Fall is the time to plant spring bloom bulbs.


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