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.
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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Home Improvement Tips
Tackling a remodeling project? Need some remodeling advice? Follow these tips for painless home improvement jobs.
How to Flush a Water Heater
Have you flushed your water heater lately? This boring but important chore should be done at least once a year to remove sediment that accumulates on the bottom of the tank. That's especially true if you live in a hard-water area. The task is easy to blow off because it's out of sight—but skipping it is costing you a lot. Sediment buildup reduces the heating efficiency of your water heater.
10-Minute Home Repairs
Water leaks? Wobbly chairs? Peeling wallpaper? It seems harder than ever to find the time to take care of the ordinary repairs every home needs. You're certainly not going to hire someone else to do them—that's not how we “handy” folks roll. Here are some common repairs that won't break your ...
Tips to Restore Your Car's Interior
Want to get top dollar when you sell your car? Dealers know that spiffing up the interior of a used car is the best way to command a higher price. Whether you're planning to sell your vehicle or just want to freshen up your daily driver, we'll show you how to slap the shabby off your vehicle's ...
Cleaning Air Conditioners in the Spring
Few routine chores will pay off more handsomely, both in comfort and in dollars saved, than a simple air-conditioner cleaning. The payoff: Summertime comfort and lower cooling bills. You'll also prolong the life of your air conditioner.
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
In just a couple of hours, you can seal and insulate your rim joists, which are major sources of heat loss in many homes. This project will help lower your heating costs and save you money. Insulating the rim joists is one of the best things you can do to make your home more energy efficient. And it’s easy, too, so anyone can do it.
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.
Air Leak Testing & Sealing
Follow these surprisingly easy tips and techniques for sealing air leaks in your home and save big money on your heating and cooling bills.