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.
Window inserts are a cost effective way to insulate your house. This review shares before and after thermal images, and a personal review of window inserts in the home.
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.
If you live in a wildfire prone area (or even if you don’t), check out these tips from NEEF about how to prepare your home for wildfires.
Plug-and-play technology is not limited to websites or apps. Now, you can get plug-and-play LED tube lights that are as easy as 1-2-3 to install. No more swapping out the entire ballast, opting for an electronic over a magnetic one. Gone are the days of finding specific bulbs. No matter if your lighting is electronic […]
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 […]
You know the lint that builds up inside the lint trap every time you run a dryer load? Well, that lint can also make its way into the dryer vents. This lint doesn’t just block airflow and cause the dryer to do a poor job of drying clothes. It also presents a significant risk for […]
If you remember the last time you were around any kind of construction or demolition activity taking place, you might also recall how your imagination sparked at the treasure trove of materials that could be used to build something good for an incredibly low price. It takes little effort searching the Web to find items […]
Electrical outlets are usually one of the last items in a house to be insulated with foam gaskets. Does this make a difference in overall heating efficiency? Yes, yes, and YES! If your exterior wall outlets are not insulated, they are little more than a hole in the wall leading outside. An easy way to reduce […]
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 little knowledge goes a long way when it comes to keeping your tankless water heater efficient. Matt Risinger, owner of Risinger Homes, provides a useful video that will assist anyone who feels they may not be up to the task. As he points out, the work is not that difficult, and if you do […]
A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to regularly change and monitor your furnace filter. But which filters are best at actually filtering the air? Which ones are re-usable and how can I tell? Don’t worry. We’ve come up with some answers to these questions and hopefully you’ll be […]
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. […]
Regularly cleaning the burn sensor (aka flame rod) on your home’s furnace is a great way to ensure that it’s working properly and using energy efficiently and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do it. Just follow the instructions found in this guide to get your furnace running smooth: Why you should […]
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 […]