| Feb 11, 2010
| 11:07 AM
While many homeowners may grumble over the price tags on energy-efficient appliances and products, federal tax credits are making going green more affordable. In 2006 the Treasury Department and the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2006-26), which allowed...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 6:34 AM
New laws and stricter guidelines to protect your home from carbon monoxide, also known as the "silent killer," are being proposed across the nation. Because carbon monoxide or "CO" is colorless, odorless and poisonous, it can overpower a person quickly...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 6:42 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jonathan Metz had been trapped for two days in his basement with his left arm stuck in a broken furnace. Smelling rotting flesh, he decided that amputation was his only hope.
So the 31-year-old fashioned a tourniquet near his...
| Jun 13, 2010
| 5:02 PM
Jonathan Metz was rescued after a friend who had not heard from him for several days called police.
Jonathan Metz, who was rescued Wednesday after his arm got stuck in his furnace nearly three days before, was out of the intensive care unit at St....
| Jun 15, 2010
| 1:09 PM
Jonathan Metz had his arm stuck in his furnace boiler for about 12 hours when he asked himself "what would MacGyver do?" and concluded that amputating the limb was his only chance for survival.
The 31-year-old West Hartford man, who was released from the...
| Jun 18, 2010
With those dog days of summer just around the corner, air conditioners will be on full blast - and so will those energy bills. Air conditioners are a great luxury, but they can also cause a financial headache.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind so...
| Jun 27, 2010
The sun beats down on the red bricks of Sacramento's residential hotels. Most of the people who live here have no fans or air conditioners; they open their windows hoping a breeze might brush by. "It's really hot! There's no air conditioner in it."...
| Feb 19, 2010
The $787 billion stimulus plan was signed about a year ago, and $300 million of that was set aside for a nationwide appliance rebate program. Michigan's rebate program kicked off last Wednesday, and after nine days several local appliance stores say...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 6:55 AM
COMPTON -- The parents of a 6 month old girl were in custody on suspicion of felony child endangerment Tuesday after the child suffered second-degree burns from a heater at a home in Compton.
The girl's injuries were reported at 10:44 p.m. Monday at 1706...
| Dec 22, 2009
This time of year, we're all using more heat, more light and more flame. And with statistics showing December and January to be the most dangerous months in Seattle for house fires, Kaci headed out to West Seattle to grab holiday fire safety tips from the...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 11:25 AM
1. TO ENTER: Entrants and Nominees must be 18 years of age or older and legal residents of Michigan, residing within the WXMI/FOX17 viewing area. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes runs from December 28, 2009 through January 17, 2010 (the "Sweepstakes...