2010 is in full swing, and we welcome February to bring you some great stuff all month long. To kick off this month, we head to Miami for the Super Bowl and Rebuilding Together’s “Kickoff To Rebuild.” We will broadcast live from the event, talking to volunteers and NFL stars, all while helping a neighborhood in Miami get back on its feet with some needed home improvements.

In this month’s edition of the On The House Express, learn how to refinish a hardwood floor and how to install decorative molding. Also, catch up on heating tips from our friends at Sunheat. Plus we have all the On The House regular features – Chef Jamie, America’s Personal Trainer Karel Nunnink, Rebecca Cole, and classic recipes from Dom DeLuise.

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Thanks and see you in March!

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

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[???] A dripping water faucet will help to prevent a water line from freezing up. Here's how!

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[???] If it's a hole or a scratch use putty to match, but if it's a long, open seam, where water can leak, just lay in a bead of waterproof caulk. Here's how!


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DISH-WASHING OUT THE ENERGY — Did you know you can make your dishwasher more energy efficient? Read on to find out how...

FURN-ACE IN THE HOLE — The ace in the hole is your furnace. And a properly maintained furnace can save you a huge amount on your utility bills every month.

COOKING TO SAVE ENERGY? — The kitchen is a great place to start becoming energy efficient, see what you can cook up.


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. Aging in place - updating one’s home to accommodate changing needs and abilities as one ages - doesn’t have to mean sacrificing a home’s style and decor. From attractive lighting designed to work well for aging eyes to barrier-free shower stalls that compete in beauty and practicality with what you might find in a luxury community for those 55 and older, plenty of home modifications now make it possible to age in place gracefully and stylishly.   Read more…

Saving energy with zone heating

. There is a lot of advertising for a variety of infrared heaters promising to save you 50% off your heating bill. In the wake of this advertising there are a number of skeptics, and more than a few blogs, refuting the savings. The basis for these savings is for the home owner to turn down their primary heating source and use zone heating to warm individual rooms. The EIA (Energy Information Administration) estimates that for every degree you lower the thermostat on your furnace, you’ll save 5% on your heating cost. Then, by using zone heating, you warm the areas of the home you are in; bedroom, den, office, basement, etc. When you trade the higher cost of heating the entire home for zone heating, there is a net cost savings. Customers who heat with propane or oil see the largest savings when they trade the cost for less expensive electricity, (about .10cents per Kwh) their net results can be significant.   Read more…

Refinishing A Hardwood Floor

. We agree that refinishing a hardwood floor is not for the weak of heart. But, our critic would have you believe that sanding is the hardest work known to man. We disagree. We both love hardwood flooring. Its rich look and low maintenance make it one of the preferred floor finishes.   Read more…

Decorative Moldings Can Spruce Up Your Home

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Radio Show February Calendar

February 06
Super Bowl weekend is celebrated by On The House, in conjunction with Rebuilding Together, for their annual "Kickoff To Rebuild" event. Join the Carey Brothers and Rebecca Cole as they talk with volunteers and NFL stars, while they all help revitalize a low-income community in Miami.
February 13
The Carey Brothers are back in-studio for another live broadcast of the radio show. The phone lines are open so give the home improvement hotline a call with your questions. The hosts discuss energy efficiency during winter, and how to save money while staying warm.
February 20
On The House continues our weekly giveaways with various products to improve your home and improve your life. There's only one way you can win some great prizes - you have to tune-in to the radio show for your chance to win!
February 27
The Carey Brothers and Rebecca Cole are joined by Chef Jamie and America's Personal Trainer Karel Nunnink. They're making sure On The House is staying true to our New Year resolutions. Do you need help with home improvement? Call into the radio program and ask the hosts. Professional advice for free.


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!

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter — It's time for Tea and Biscuits!

White Bean and Ham Salad — Sounds like the perfect treat for the changing weather ahead.

Focaccia DeLuise — Don't you just love the smell of fresh baked Focaccia bread? But tasting is the best part!

Greek Salad — This salad would make for a beautiful beginning to any dinner or make your co-workers jealous! Enjoy!

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


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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!

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!

Plant a Garden on Your Windowsill — Spring is far off but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bit of greenery now.


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