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Is Your Bathroom Properly Ventilated?

We've seen it probably more than 100 times. In an attic, the bath fan discharges directly into a...

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Using a Rain Barrel to Collect Condensate From Your Air Conditioner!

The a/c causes lots of condensation that just runs out onto the ground. From what I've read,...

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Easy Cheap Fix/look for Old Air Duct Vent

We have a air vent in the floor right by the door going to the garage. It is 19 yrs old And looking...

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Air Conditioner Maintenance

Summer is just around the bend so it is time to start planning AC maintenance. I neglected this task...

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Terra Cotta Space Heater

Ok, I have to admit, this is pretty thrifty. This space heater is a clean and cheap energy...

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Sediment in a hot water heater.

Recently there has been posts about draining hot water heaters and the pros as well as the cons in...

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Hide the Ugly Vent for $6 !!

I have lived with this ugly cold air return cover in my entry hallway since I moved into my home. ...

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10 + DIY Ways We Reduced Our Electric Bill

Our electricity bill has been dropping for years. It's the result of a combination of little and big...

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Upcycled Denim Draught Excluders (door and Window)

Keep your home warm with these fun upcycled jeans draught excluders. The cheesy puns will also make...

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How to Hide Your Ugly Water Heater

Compliments are always so nice, right? They can totally change everything. I mean you’re going...

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Do This to Your Outlet to Save so Much Money This Month

Now that you’ve insulated your windows, we’ve got one more awesome insulation tip for you to keep...

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Funky Colourful Draught Excluder

Do you live in an old draughty house like mine. Then keep the cold air at bay with this fun...

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Free A/C Hack That Could Save You $75-$100

When I bought this house a couple of years ago, I hired a home inspector as part of the loan...

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Air Seal your attic before insulating

When one pops there head into the attic they may see something similar to the first picture & think...

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Fence Picket A/C Unit Cover

EDITED TO ADD: Thank you all for your concern of our unit not being able to breath. We have had our...

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Replacing & Cool Weather Operation of *Heart* a Ceiling Fan

The Story :: Most folks are unaware that a ceiling fan may be set in the winter to optimize your...

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Easy Indoor Fire Bowl

This is a simple indoor fire bowl you can make. It safely puts off a little heat and adds...

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10 Ways Technology Has Changed Your House

From Judith Flanders' The Making of Home (available at: www.JudithFlandersBooks.com) here are ten...

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DIY Bucket A/C

Like us, you've probably had this project pinned for some time. Anyone who has ever worked in a hot...

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I Made a Draft Guard for a Door With Recycled Materials

I desperately needed a draft guard for the door to our cold storage room. The room maintains...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Radiant Heating

We recently tackled the DIY install of our radiant in-floor heating system. If you're considering a...

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Keep Your Home Warm by Insulating Your Windows

Keep your homes warm with this quick and inexpensive solution. In my home I have window that are...

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Personal Space Heater

This is a simple and inexpensive personal space heater that you can move and take with you.I would...

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How I Converted an Attic Vent Into a Quick Access Hatch

I'm getting ready to do a major kitchen remodel that going to require a bunch of attic work. Rather...

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DIY Draft Stoppers

I live in the Midwest, and it has been a cold, snowy winter! We didn't get all the home-maintenance...