Learn which variables to consider when deciding how many panes to shop for in new windows. Also, other efficiency standards to keep in mind when replacing windows – including which windows to buy and install first.
February brings ice, which can accumulate on your roof, causing an ice dam. Clean your gutters, and check your roof for any shingle damage. If you have a steam boiler system, February is a good time to check the steam boiler system and make sure it is working properly. Some home improvement projects may earn you tax credits, and if you have added insulation, replaced windows or added heating and cooling equipment, you may qualify for tax credits. Finally, store firewood away from structures, so you don't invite termites to have a munch fest on your existing structures.
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 what are you working on on this chilly November weekend? Are you getting your house ready for the holidays ahead? They’re about to be here. Just a couple Read the full article…
Find out how green features like water saving fixtures and energy efficient windows can help sell a house. Showing sustainable features gives home sellers a leg up in a competitive market
Whole-house dehumidifiers can help keep a basement dry, but they come with drawbacks – and safety hazards. Discover a crucial snag to look for before buying one. Plus, get tips for keeping moisture at bay without a whole-house dehumidifier.
Tips to prevent wasteful home electronics and how to stop wasting as much as 40% of the electricity needed to power home electronics due to energy vampires
Great tips for energy-efficient home improvement projects to lower home heating costs this winter.
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.
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: Pick up the phone, give us a call, right now, because we want to hear from you about your home improvement project. What are you working on? What are Read the full article…
Learn what to look for in replacement windows. Find out about Energy Star ratings, and why you should look for a label from the National Fenestration Rating Council when looking to buy replacement windows.