5 Energy Saving Tips to Save Money on Heating, Cooling, Water and Electricity

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Tips on saving money on energy bills as well as lower your gas, electric, oil and water bills. You can save money on your energy bills by tuning your heating system and adding extra insulation, Fixing leaky toilets can save money on your water bill and help you save money on your energy bill.

Solving Paint Problems #0102171


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…

Get Ready for the First Fire of the Season #1031161

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Before you light your fireplace for the first time this season, Tom & Leslie deliver tips to make sure your chimney, damper, and firebox are safe – and key advice on how to avoid getting taken when talking to chimney sweeps who too often just sweep money from your pocket!

Use Less Energy for a More Productive Laundry Day


If you’ve been washing and drying your clothes with machines that are more than a few years old, you’re probably missing out on significant energy savings. But even if you have older machines, there are still ways to save money by changing the way you use them. Learn how to get more out of your laundry day while using less energy.

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.

Kitchen Updates for Under $1,000 #1010162

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Want to step up your kitchen but don't have the budget for a major makeover? Tom and Leslie deliver five kitchen updates you can do for under a 1,000 bucks, plus answers to your questions.

Most Valuable Home Improvements, Heat Pumps that Save Energy and Water Saving Tips for Bathrooms


Are you looking for ways to add real value to your home that stays around until you are ready to sell?  Tom and Leslie have tips on the improvements that deliver the best ROI. Plus, saving energy and “going green” are big goals for homeowners. Find out why a heat pump can do both. And, learn an easy way to save hundreds on your water bill…just by switching out one common bathroom fixture.  Plus answers to your calls about, roof leaks, heating options, failed window seal, mice, vinyl siding, a/c repair, exhaust fans.

Using Utility Programs to Lower Electricity Costs, Garage Door Improvements and Dorm Room Decor


Was your last electric bill a real shocker?  Tom and Leslie have advice on how utility companies are required to offer programs to help you use LESS of their product.  Plus, the garage door turns 95 years old.  We’ve got some fun facts about the history of the garage door to share as well as a peak into the biggest safety and décor improvements.  And if you are shopping for your college student’s home away from home, we’ve got tips on dorm essentials offer up function, flair and some extra free space.  All that plus answers to your calls about, railing, window repair, garage flooring, water temperature, attic noises, paint options.