From materials and products to clever, everyday practical information, read on to learn more about green home living.
Improving indoor air quality with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey
In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examines various types of carbon-monoxide detectors
Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discuss indoor air quality, what it is, and how to measure it.
A solar generator gives you backup energy from the sun should your electricity fail. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best solar generators on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Learn about everyday houseplants that do double duty clearing out pollutants in your indoor air.
Keep your home clean and safe from harsh chemicals with these natural products and DIY cleaner recipes.
This inexpensive kitchen staple—the distilled white kind, that is—can multitask in any room of the house.
Many of us are unknowingly exposed to radioactive things everyday, here are 9 household materials and products that could be emitting low levels of radiation.
Read this guide to learn how to avoid the inconvenience of a clogged drain by properly disposing of your cooking and frying oils.
Mold commonly grows on wooden surfaces, as wood is very good at absorbing water. Add to this moisture warm temperatures and mold spores (which are always in the air), and it’s the perfect storm for a mold infestation. Read our guide to learn how to easily remove mold from wood.
Not sure if your household waste belongs in a blue bin or trash bag? Here’s how to decide which items to recycle in your household.
Heating systems tend to rob the air of much-needed moisture content, leaving you with itchy skin, stuffed sinuses, and poor air quality. These DIY humidifier ideas will help increase your home’s humidity for a more comfortable environment.
Go beyond the weekly dust swipe-and-sweep and gear up for what pros call a "deep cleaning." Read our tips for deep cleaning your living room, bathroom, kitchen and laundry appliances.
Try these expert green-cleaning tips for healthier ways to get rid of common odors.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses options and features of non-gasoline-powered mowers.
Whole house and portable filters trap dust, pollen, and more to clear the air and improve indoor air quality.
When the holidays are over, take down the tinsel, but don’t bag the tree. Here are 10 ways to dispose or recycle your Christmas tree.
Do you keep getting a whiff of something musty in your bathroom or basement? Afraid it might be mold? Learn about three of the most popular kits to test for mold at home.
Wondering if installing a central vacuum system is worth it? Here’s one homeowner’s experience.
Tackle dirt and tarnish to restore the rich, gorgeous gleam to this durable metal—on cookware, plumbing, and other household items.
The This Old House Reviews team evaluated the best air purifiers on the market to help you make a smart purchase. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
To protect yourself against coronavirus, pick a household cleaner that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved to kill the virus—and then follow the manufacturer’s rules exactly.
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the United States, there are several ways to prepare your home during the outbreak.
A green home is house that’s both healthy for the environment and for its occupants, with the main criteria being energy efficiency, sustainability, durability, and human health.
While a tight, well-insulated home is great for saving energy, trapping lots of stale air indoors can undermine your health. Here’s what you need to know to ensure that the quality of the air inside is healthy and free from harmful pollutants.
Protect your health by choosing one of these non-toxic materials for your cabinets.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique paints a bathroom using a mold-resistant paint, in this edition of DIY Smarts.
Finished a major project? Here’s how to deal with a little extra paint (or a lot)
Got any of these items laying around the house? Repurpose them into creative home enhancements
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Celebration, Florida, a planned community south of Orlando that was built using the principles of new urbanism