TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: And we are enjoying a beautiful fall weekend in our neck of the woods. I hope that you are, as well. I love this time of year. The air Read the full article…
Get tips to lower home heating costs. Find out two improvements can lower heating costs by 20 percent, plus more low cost and no cost energy tips that can reduce home energy bills without spending a lot of money.
Get options for reducing drafts from older windows, and well as factors to consider when deciding whether to replace them altogether.
LESLIE: Richard in Texas, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today? RICHARD: I was putting up some cedar lap siding around the house. And I discovered, after the fact, that in my – I had a basket full of tubes of caulking and one of them turned out to be silicone. Read the full article…
You can take the edge off window drafts without replacing windows. Find out what options exist, and what to consider beforehand to ensure safety.
Learn affordable ways to minimize drafts when new windows aren't an option.
Fall home improvement project ideas to cut energy costs and save energy, and stormproof your house you can do in a weekend or less.
Find out five easy energy saving home improvements that are affordable energy savers. Learn how insulation, sealants and weather-stripping, and water heater blankets can be big energy savers, and how to avoid the hype associated with big-ticket home improvements that offer major energy savings claims.
Now that summer is at its hottest, are you scraping for every possible way you can to keep cool and comfortable? Tom & Leslie share a few low-cost to no-cost tips that can do just that. Plus, with the water shortages and generally blistering heat across the nation, get advice on how to avoid having your yard turn into a dead, dry wasteland. Find out the one item that might be inviting toxic mold to grow in your home, and get answers to your questions about choosing lightbulbs, mold on wallpaper, replacing drywall, universal design ideas, grubs in lawn, insulation options, cleaning siding, shade options and toilet repair.
With all the frenzy of modern life, do you long for the days of past when homeowners sat outside, chatted with neighbors and enjoyed a nice, cold lemonade in a rocker? Well, porches are making a huge comeback, and Tom and Leslie have details. Plus hear about a new trap on the market that fools mosquitoes into thinking it's human, and get tips on how to make your window air conditioner work much more efficiently to keep you cool and comfortable through those hot days. All this and answers to your calls about eliminating flies, cleaning tile floors, humidity, leaky basement, roofs, smoke odors, appliance maintenance, insulating an attic.