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Become a smarter homeowner with these projects and tips that will help you conserve energy, be prepared for emergencies and save money throughout your home.

  1. Allergies: Filtering Out Pollen

    For allergy sufferers, open windows bring fresh air but also pollen and dust. A window filter lets you keep the fresh air while blocking the misery-causing pollen.

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  1. CFL Bulbs: Here's What You Need to Know

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    Find out everything you ever wanted to know about CFLs in this article. Learn about 3-way CFLs, dimmable CFLs, outdoor CFLs, reflectors, pin-type CFLs, and others.

  2. Energy Saving Tips

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    Learn how to evaluate your home for energy performance, and then read about the energy saving tips that will make your home more comfortable.

  3. How to Remove Scratches From Glass

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    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 brass polish.

  4. Home Improvement Tips

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    Tackling a remodeling project? Need some remodeling advice? Follow these tips for painless home improvement jobs.

  5. Air Leak Testing & Sealing

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    Follow these surprisingly easy tips and techniques for sealing air leaks in your home and save big money on your heating and cooling bills.

  6. Save Energy by Closing Heat Registers

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    It seems like a waste to heat unused rooms, but closing heat registers may actually increase heating costs, especially with newer systems.

  7. How to Insulate a House

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    Learn from experts and manufacturers how to insulate your roof, walls, crawlspace and other parts of the house. It's all in the details.

  8. How to Replace a Rain Cap

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    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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