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Monthly checklists of home maintenance activities.
First Year Maintenance
During the first year of a newly constructed house or after a remodeling job has been done, the house goes through a curing period.
You can save dollars off your monthly energy bill by making your house energy efficient.
Adjusting Moisture and Humidity
Humidity is necessary for comfort and health. But too much or too little humidity can cause problems in your house.
Maintenance and Operation Instructions
Learn how to complete basic home maintenance through quick videos, photos and easy-to-follow checklists.
How Your Home Works
The humidity level in your house can be an issue in both the winter and the summer.
House Pressure Driving Forces
Understand the driving forces that cause air to flow inside and outside your house.
Moisture Outside Your Home
Moisture from outside sources can enter your house and cause damage.
How Your House Breathes
Learn how your house brings in fresh air and exhales water vapor.
How Your Thermostat Works
Your thermostat controls your heating and cooling system.
Minnesota Code Requirements for Mechanical Ventilation
State code requires that your home has a mechanical ventilation system.
Catalog of Troubleshooting Items
A troubleshooting guide for addressing common moisture and energy issues.
Dealing With Moisture Sources
Identify the ways moisture is generated in your home and learn the steps you can take to reduce them at their sources.
Because concrete is porous, moist air can enter the house through the foundation walls and floor.
If there ever is standing water in your house, take immediate action to stop the source of the water and dry out the area
Reporting a Problem
You have identified a problem and you need help. So, now what do you do?
How to Choose a Contractor or Builder
Hiring tips from the Department of Commerce.
Valuable information for homeowners.
Downloadable pdf guides for improving energy efficiency, buying or building a house, remodeling your existing home, and more.
Rebates & Incentives
Search for rebates, discounts, tax credits and more to help you improve your home's energy efficiency.
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