Outside forces to get a beautiful Yard! Trim, mow, haul, and shovel your way to the best yard on the block with these handy garden helpers. Now that Spring is finally here we are all looking forward to spending more time outdoors in our own little oasis. So create your perfect outdoor paradise with these powerful lawn tools. Briggs Stratton Mow and Stow Engine & Compact Lawn Mower What it
Has some of your siding begun to rot while the rest is still good? Don’t replace all the boards. Follow these easy steps and just replace the boards that are rotted. Decide which boards need replacing and where to make your cuts. Stagger butt joints if you’re replacing multiple courses. Use a square to mark the cutting lines, centered on a stud. The nailheads on existing siding will indicate stud positions.
Do Programmable Thermostats Save Money? The short answer is yes More precisely, they save families an average of $300 to $400 a year on energy costs. According to Energy Star, an average household spends close to $2,200 a year on energy bills, half of which goes toward heating and cooling empty and unused spaces. In other words, people are spending too much to heat and cool their homes and are wasting
All modern TVs come from the factory preset to look great in the store which means the brightness is usually turned much higher than it needs to be for home viewing. Average Television life span: 10 to 20 years And when the brightness or contrast is set too high, the backlight has to work harder to maintain it. To sidestep the extra strain this puts on your TV, go to the menu and
Save Money by Adding up to 4 Years on your Refrigerator? Average life span of your refrigerator: 14 years Add 4 more years to your refrigerator? The refrigerator’s condensor coils are responsible for releasing the heat that the machine generates, but these coils can easily become covered with dust, pet hair and other debris. “The dirtier the coils the harder the frige has to work to stay cool, and the
Take the guess work out which wood glue to use to make your fix it job complete. If you have ever been stuck when it came to choosing the right adhesive for a wood repair, you know how confusing all the options can be. There are glues that dry instantly, glues that must be mixed with water, glues that should never touch water, glues that work only in certain temperatures and
The potential energy savings from reducing air leaks or drafts in the home can be as high as 40% per year. Caulking, filling gaps and adding weather stripping to eliminate a home’s drafts and temperature differences will help to make you feel much more comfortable in your home. Here are some steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient: Save up to 40% on your energy bill by
It doesn’t matter whether you own a home or you are renting, every home needs to be maintained or repaired. As long as you have a roof and four walls that you call home, you will need to repair, install or update that home. And all those home newbies should definitely get prepared with the home maintenance and repair essential tools. It will make it easier to enjoy your home.
Insulating your water heater, as well as the hot-water pipes, could improve hot-water efficiency. In addition, where plumbing is exposed in a crawl space or cellar, it can help to cover hot-water lines with foam insulating tubes. Technically, heat radiating through pipe walls isn't lost because it helps to warm the floors inside the house. But insulation that keeps water in the pipes warmer helps to deliver hotter water where