Does Solar Energy Make Sense for Your Home? 3 Things to Know!

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Solar energy is hot right now; in fact, because the cost to install solar has dropped by over 70 percent since 2010, more than 1 million U.S. homes are currently being powered by the sun (compared to only 30,000 homes in 2006). However, our country still has a long way to go before reaching its Read the full article…

Rebranded ROCKWOOL Insulation Defies Fire, Water & Sound at 2018 International Builders Show

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Tom Kraeutler:   This is The Money Pits Top Products Podcast. I’m Tom Kraeutler on the floor of the 2018 International Builders’ Show, a place we get to come to check out products both new and old that can help you improve your home, make it more energy efficient. Now, one product that’s been doing that Read the full article…

5 Energy-Saving Strategies Under $50 | Video


Green home improvements can be quite pricey (solar panels come to mind) but they don’t necessarily have to cost a bundle. Here are 5 ways to save energy for under $50 each — try them out and watch your utility bills shrink. 1. Install Low-cost Lighting Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have emerged as the most Read the full article…

Positive Energy Homes #1120172


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 here to help you with improvements to your home, whether they’re décor, home improvement, maintenance, remodeling. Whatever is on your project list, we’d love to chat Read the full article…

2017’s Hottest Eco-Friendly Remodels Trending Now

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It doesn’t take a fashionista to know that green is in right now in the home remodeling scene. Sustainability is everything these days, and eco-friendly modern homeowners expect their homes to not only provide a warm, welcoming retreat from the world, but to help save the planet, as well. But there’s more to eco-friendly remodeling Read the full article…

Home Energy Audits: Save Money and Conserve Energy

Energy Saving Ideas and Tips for Under $50

Tips to save money on your energy bills by getting home energy audits. A home energy audit can be performed for free by a utility company or by a trained, licensed technician for a fee. A technician will walk through your new or older home and help you determine the best way to make your home energy tight.

4 Ways to Save Money While Making Mother Earth Happy

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Cutting down on your carbon footprint is more than just a buzzword. If you take it seriously, eliminating unnecessary energy usage and carbon emissions is not only good for the planet, it’s good for you, your home and your pocketbook, too.  Here’s four ways you can do just that, and make Mother Earth happy at Read the full article…

Heating Tips for Renters

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TOM: If you live in an apartment and pay for your own heat, you might feel like there’s little you can do to cut those costs. But the truth is, you’ve got options. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement tip. Renters sometimes think since they can’t Read the full article…

Seal Out Drafts and Insulate Your Home with Icynene Spray Foam Insulation


Trim down your home’s energy consumption and increase indoor air quality with Icynene Spray Foam Insulation. Icynene both insulates and air-seals a structure, expanding up to 100 times its size to fill every nook and cranny of the building envelope.

Don’t Forget to Recycle these 5 Things!

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Don’t Forget to Recycle these 5 Things! TOM: Even if you do a lot of recycling, five common household items could be missing from your routine. Don’t Forget to Recycle these 5 Things! Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute. TOM: Beyond paper, plastic, and metal, Read the full article…