Ways to Save Money

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How to Replace a Rain Cap

Older rain caps for metal chimneys and flue liners can deteriorate or fall apart, but installing a replacement cap is as easy as climbing onto the roof.

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  • How to Seal Attic Air Leaks

    Small air leaks into uninsulated attic space are a major source of heat loss in many homes. Here's how to locate the leak spots and plug…

  • Ways to Save on New Appliances

    Install appliances yourself and save time, energy and money while avoiding costly mistakes by following these installation tips. They'll…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

    Leaky, uninsulated ducts in crawlspaces and attics waste huge amounts of energy and money. Use duct wrap insulation for a quick fix with a big,…

  • Saving Money: DIY Repair Tips

    There are some household repairs that are so simple that even the pros feel bad about charging for them (really!). Many of these plumbing,…

  • Frugal Living Tips for Homeowners

    Squeeze more out of your home improvement dollar with these simple money-saving tips. For little or no cost, you can save hundreds of dollars.

  • Energy Vampires

    Save energy and money by reducing “stand by” losses through electrical appliances and devices. We show you what wastes electricity…

  • How to Replace a Hard Drive

    Hard drives rarely fail without warning. So if you hear buzzing, clicking or low-pitched squeals, your drive is about a day away from the big…

  • How to Save Energy and Cut Cooling Costs

    Keep cool and save money on air conditioning too. Here are the ten best ways to cut costs and improve your AC system.

  • Ideas for the Bathroom: Water Use

    Bathrooms use more water than any other room in the house, but saving water there is easy with the new generation of low-flow faucets and…

  • How to Replace a Rain Cap

    Older rain caps for metal chimneys and flue liners can deteriorate or fall apart, but installing a replacement cap is as easy as climbing onto…

  • How to Remove Scratches From Glass

    A scratch on a window or glass door doesn't mean you have to replace the glass. In most cases you can buff out the scratch with an inexpensive…

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