Easy Ways to Cut Energy Costs #1010161

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As temperatures fall and energy bills rise, Tom and Leslie deliver tips on easy steps you can take to reduce energy use, save money and improve your comfort all winter long, plus get green gardening tips for fall and answers to your calls.
 

Energy Saving Tips for Renters, Lighting for Improved Sleep and Home Improvement Projects for Kids

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Just because you live in a rental doesn’t mean you can’t cut energy costs too.  Tom and Leslie have tips on low cost low-cost solutions for apartment dwellers.  Plus, new research about how the type and color of light can impact your mood and your rest, and how one manufacturer is making adjusting that light color possible via an app.  And get tips on home improvement projects for kids the whole family can get behind.  Plus answers to your calls about, damp crawlspaces, cleaning mold, leaky ceiling, squeaky floors, walkway repair.

Best Way to Clean Screens, Easy to Build Masonry Projects and How to Create a College Toolbox

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While you may have been enjoying a lazy summer, your windows screens have been taking a beating from bugs, bird droppings and anything else floating through the air.  Tom & Leslie will have three easy steps to make them sparkle.  Plus, masonry work may be viewed as one of the toughest jobs. Get info on a new modular system that allows you to build an amazing number of masonry projects without cutting a single brick. And it’s back to school time. If you have a teenager heading off to college, find out how to put together the perfect college toolbox for all their needs.  And get answers to your questions about, solar power, insulating a garage, basement , repairing asphalt driveway, hardwood floor repair, shade options, water softners. 

Tips to Avoid Ticks, Refinishing Hardwood Floors and Staying Cool Through the Dog Days of Summer

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Now that we are in the hottest part of the summer, we are also at the peak season for ticks that can carry dangerous diseases.  Tom & Leslie have tips on how to avoid ticks and health hassles they can bring.  Plus get tips on how to refinish hardwood floors, and find out how to make sure you choose the right size air conditioner to get you through the hottest month of the year. Also the answers to your questions about basement windows, resurfacing a patio, purchasing a power washer, sod issues, repairing an asphalt driveway, air conditioning repairs, grinding a tree trunk, replacing a roof, air flow, tubs and showers, and porch flooring.

Avoiding Bed Bugs, Tips to Build the Best Patio and Solutions for Cooling Problem Rooms

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While you’re busy planning your summer get-away, bed bugs may be busy planning how to join you! Tom and Leslie have tips to avoid bringing home the nasty little critters home with your souvenirs.   Plus, get tips on single easiest way to build a patio using paver bricks, and solutions for cooling problem rooms. We have answers to you questions on, metal roofing, water filtration system, asphalt driveway, foundation problems, spiders, hot water tanks, repairing pool steps, installing new molding,  central air conditioning.

How to Cut Pool Heating Costs, How to Build a Pollinator Garden and Tips to Prevent Slippery Sidewalks

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If you are lucky enough to have a built-in pool, you may not feel quite as lucky when you have the pay to pay the bills to heat that pool.  Tom and Leslie have tips on how you can use a FREE energy source to heat your pool and extend the swimming season.  Plus Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips on how to build a pollinator garden that’ll attract bees, hummingbirds and butterflies that play a big role in plant reproduction.  Plus your calls about, eliminating ants, moles, clean a concrete driveway, cement basement walls, installing a dishwasher, bathtub refurbishing, replacing AC unit in attic, roof, wood decking boards, tankless hot water heaters, cleaning bathroom mold.

Building Blocks for Backyard Projects, Ideas for Easy Appliance Cleaning and How to Spot Termites Before they Dine on Your House

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Tom and Leslie deliver tips on creating projects like grill surrounds, fire pits, and benches that are as easy to build as stacking blocks.  Find out the easy way to make sure your appliances are clean, and get advice on how to spot termites before causing potentially serious damage. Plus answers to your questions about, concrete driveways, removing stains on walls, cleaning up after a flood, home purchasing, floor cracks, room addition, tankless hot water heaters, peeling decks, window repair, electrical issues.

Fixing Stuck Windows, Replacing Your Fence and Tips on Choosing Colors

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Now that you have your windows open more often, are you noticing that they’re not easy to GET open and closed?  Tom & Leslie have tips to get these sliding once again.  Plus, find out the step-by-step to fence replacement; get tips for choosing paint colors and your calls about, high water tables, leaky pipes, swamp coolers, refinishing furniture, septic tanks, brick patio pavers, dye grout, hardwood flooring, cleaning a floor after carpet removal, squirrel and raccoon problems.