Ensuring that your oven is sealed properly makes better baked goods and improves efficiency. Here’s how you can easily and quickly fix an oven seal.
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Making and baking instead of buying sounds like a great plan this holiday season. Skip the malls and shopping lines, and get started with homemade gifts!
Keeping your home clean and green can help you save money, live more comfortably, improve your health, and reduce environmental impacts. Some things are obvious, like switching to LEDs and keeping your dryer vent clear, but others, like cleaning your gutters, can make a major impact and aren’t quite as obvious.
Make the most of Halloween with this fun upcycled Halloween projects from TerraCycle!
We know that there are some inefficient things in our home that might need replacing, but there’s always that question about whether it’s worth the cost. Here’s how to calculate the payback period for a refrigerator to see if it’s worth it to switch.
Learn our tricks for healthful and delicious homemade fermentation projects, from kim chi to kraut to kefir to help get your gut in shape!
As winter nears, many will begin to activate their home heating system to keep the house warm in the blustery and frigid temperatures that accompany the change in seasons. Ensuring your attic is properly insulated is essential to this endeavor. Taking this initiative will reduce energy costs, which in turn aids the environment and also […]
Wood or metal scraps can inspire your creative side Since I have been writing about using repurposed wood or metal scraps, I thought this was as good a time as any to share an old woodworking project of mine using red oak cutoffs that were headed for the trash bin. Whether you are working with wood, […]
When considering how green your abode is, or will be, it’s always a smart step to know the green qualities of any treated lumber materials that make up your deck and landscape. Pressure-treated lumber, for instance – once colored with a greenish tint and now colored a reddish brown – has been used for landscaping […]
It is sometimes necessary to change out the sink aerator in the kitchen or bathroom to ensure a steady water flow and avoid unwanted leaking or splashing. It can also save water use. For DIY enthusiasts, this is a great place to get your hands wet with plumbing know-how. Aerator basics According to eHow, aerators […]
A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to periodically perform a little maintenance on your radiators. Bleeding the line of any oxygen is quick and easy to do and requires almost no technical training or know how to do. Just follow these instructions to get your radiator running efficiently. […]
Keeping the motor on your furnace clean and free of dust or debris is a great way to ensure it’s using energy efficiently. Not only that, but it’s easy to do and will only take a few minutes to do. Just follow these easy steps to clean your furnace motor: Things you’ll need for the […]
Did you know that your ceiling fans may actually spin in two different directions? It’s true, and it’s not just because they wanted to give you an option with which way it spins. There’s actually a few practical reasons for why you would want to switch the direction it spins (including energy efficiency!) This guide […]
We have collected nearly 50 tips and tricks for how to make your home more energy efficient. Tips for kitchen, bathroom, bedroom & beyond!
When it comes to saving money and energy around your home one of the best things you can do is detect and eliminate drafts around your window and door frames. The easiest way to check your window and door frames for leaks is with the use of an infrared thermometer. Just follow these instructions to learn […]
If you’re trying to think of ways to save money and water around your home, try looking in the tank of your toilets. I know, it’s not the most logical spot, but if left un-checked a constantly running toilet can add a substantial amount of money to your monthly water bill (the Environmental Protection Agency […]