Projects & Tip Videos

How Is Your Furnace Holding Up?

How IS your furnace holding up? Many times homeowners try to “make do” by fixing their old furnace only to have it fail when it’s needed the most – on the coldest day of the year. If that’s happened to you – or if you just want to make sure your home is comfortable while […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For January

General walk through: Check for heat loss, weatherstripping, loose or open storm windows or doors. Check window function and locking mechanisms. Lubricate locks with WD-40 if sticky. Change/clean air filter in furnace. Check temperature and pressure gauges if you have an older heating system with a boiler. Check/add salt to water softener. Check roof along […]

Garden Calendar For The Week Of December 29th

From Lisa Johnson, Dane County UW-Extension horticulture educator: Trees and shrubs: If we have heavy wet snow, gently use a broom underneath the branches, pressing up rather than down to dislodge snow and ice from evergreens such as arborvitae and soft-wooded trees such as birch that may bend and snap under the weight. Bulbs: Over […]

How To Get More Out Of Your Thermostat

Saving energy and money while keeping warm and comfortable is on everyone’s mind these days. In this video from the Carrier Consumer Education Series, Larry Hacker and Stuart Keith discuss some different control options for HVAC systems. Check back often for home building, remodeling, and maintenance tips. For more go to http://www.crewcuttv.com/

How To Bring Fresh Air Into Your Home In Winter

Indoor air quality is always a concern during the winter months when the windows are closed and your furnace and fireplace are in constant use. In this video from the Carrier Consumer Education Series, Larry Hacker and Stuart Keith discuss various options for bringing fresh air into a home, including HRV’s and ERV’s. Check back […]

Kenosha Entertainment Center and Casino Project – Building Wisconsin

http://www.crewcuttv.com In this episode of Building Wisconsin, we visit the empty Dairyland Greyhound Park to check out the proposed Kenosha Entertainment Center and Casino project with mayor Keith Bosman from Kenosha and John Dickert from Racine. We also meet up with Lisa Waukau from the Menominee Indian Tribe and building trades representative Tom Reiherzer at […]

How To Choose A Furnace Filter

http://www.crewcuttv.com/ This is the season when your furnace is running all the time to keep your home and family warm and comfortable. It’s important to change your furnace filter regularly to maintain indoor air quality. This video from the Carrier Consumer Education Series will tell you what to consider when selecting air filtration for your […]

How To Control The Humidity In Your Home

http://www.crewcuttv.com/ In the winter season with the heat on all the time, the air quality in your home can suffer. Dry air can contribute to skin conditions and can also damage your home’s hardwood. In this video from the Carrier Consumer Education Series, Larry Hacker and Stuart Keith discuss some different options for controlling your […]