This year, make resolutions to improve your home's efficiency, safety and comfort with simple projects. Learn what improvement categories offer simple, immediate impact.
Nearly half of annual household energy spending goes toward heating and cooling, and your home’s systems are releasing ample greenhouse gas emissions right along with all those energy dollars. The Heating Season Footprint infographic from ENERGY STAR offers great guidance on the impacts of your heating season choices, as well as hot tips for creating affordable, responsible comfort this winter.
Tom Kraeutler from The Money Pit demos MotionSense from Moen, which simplifies everyday tasks with a hands-free kitchen faucet experience that responds to users’ simple hand movements to activate water flow. MotionSense allows you to wash hands, clean dishes and prepare meals with greater convenience and water savings, and reduce the risk of cross-contamination and spread of germs.
Tom Kraeutler from The Money Pit demos Philips LED bulbs, which provide dimmable soft-white light that lasts over 22 years, on a fraction of the energy used by incandescents. Philips LED bulbs come in a range of wattages that are easy to match to your current lighting fixtures.
Tom Kraeutler from The Money Pit demos Andersen’s 400 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Insert Window, which is custom sized to fit inside an existing window for replacement that saves time, money and hassle. It features energy-efficient glass and a tilt-to-clean function for easy care.
Fiberglass entry doors are energy efficient and easy to maintain. Fiberglass doors don't warp, crack, split or rot and can improve energy efficiency dramatically.
Therma-Tru Classic-Craft Craftsman Sidelites create a complete fiberglass entry system with doors from Therma-Tru's American Style and Canvas Collections.
May is National Home Improvement Month, the perfect time to tend to the major components of your home. Top projects include roof inspection, cleaning and repairing siding, replacing windows and the front door, and cleaning gutters.
Therma-Tru privacy glass is now available as an option in virtually every Therma-Tru door. Therma-Tru privacy glass offers natural light and privacy to any home, and comes in Chord, Chinchilla, Rainglass and Granite glass designs.
Learn about a prize-winning 10-watt Philips LED light bulb with a lifetime of more than 25,000 hours that could be in stores early next year.
Find out how extra light from a skylight can help improve your mood, make a room seem bigger and possibly lower your energy bill. Also get tips on proper installation and learn about less risky tubular skylights.
Learn about wide array of energy efficient, attractive lighting options that make it easy to give the green light to energy-saving illumination.
Find out which doors qualify for Federal Tax Credit which allows up to $500 credit on a new, energy efficient front door.
One of the best ways to avoid lead paint poisoning is to replace older windows in your home. Not only is it an opportunity to become more energy efficient, but it’s a step that could preserve the health of your family.here are Four key steps to completing a “lead-safe window replacement strategy” for the home
Learn how to stay warm for less this winter. Find out about making energy-smart improvements to your home.
Learn how to choose an energy-efficient entry door and get tax incentives in replacing your entry door. Energy-efficient front door is a great way to banish chills and welcome lower utility bills this season.
Find out to save money this winter and improve hot water delivery, go tankless. An efficient, Energy Star-labeled tankless hot water heater can immediately trim your water heating expenses by 30 percent.
Get easy home energy saving tips in Tom Kraeutler’s video podcast for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program.
Get tips to help you buy a high-efficiency washing machine to save money, and find out how purchasing a high-efficiency washer will extend the life of your clothes.
If your washer or dryer is ten or more years old, now it’s probably a good time to consider repair or replacing it. Do the smart thing and upgrade to an energy-efficient appliance that will save you money on your energy bills. This is easier to do than it sounds.
Learn how to cut energy costs by using a programmable thermostat, sealing air leaks and maintaining heating and cooling equipment. Discover ENERGY STAR tools that will help you determine your energy use and where you can cut energy costs.
Tips to save on energy bills by using replacement windows. Tax credits for energy efficient home improvements can apply to replacement windows.
Get tips on how to safely change, throw away or clean up a broken CFL. Learn how to keep you and your family safe and green, the EPA recommends you follow these tips on how to handle, clean up and dispose of compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Tax credits offer homeowner valuable options for home improvement that can result in reduction of taxes owed the government, but time is running out as these energy saving improvements must be completed by the end of 2010.