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Your Place: Can you insulate old plaster walls?

Q: My home was built in 1944, and even the new addition, a porch converted to a dining area about 20 years ago, has lath and plaster walls. Is there a way to insulate these walls?

Also, would it be practical to reinstall oil heat? We now have a ...

Your Place: Tips to reduce the risk of house fires

October is Fire Prevention Month, so as a public service designed to reduce the number of calls for electrical fires, "Your Place" offers the following tips from Leviton, manufacturer of electrical devices and lighting controls (dimmers, switches)...