Tag: efficient home

Is Your House Leaking Money? (Like Ours Is)

A few years ago I wrote about how our home experienced some water damage related to an ice dam that had built up along our roof which caused water to leak inside the walls of our house. It was our first experience with ice dams and resulted in my learning more than I ever wanted …

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How to Save Money by Winterizing Your Home

Up here in the frozen tundra, preparing for winter can be a bit of a weekend time-sucker. So, last week I decided to get to it and start the winterizing process. I realize it can save us on our energy bills – so it is worth the time/effort. For those living in the south – …

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What You Need to Know About the High Efficiency Furnace Law

I first learned about the new federal fuel efficiency rating change when a family member’s landlord recently switched out their furnace – causing them to be out of heat for a time. They’d indicated it was due to a new law to bring old furnaces up to a higher efficiency and so I thought I’d …

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6 Cheap and Easy Home Improvements That Make a Big Difference

When we moved into our 1982-built townhome a couple years ago, there were some major design “no-no’s” going on. I loved the ’80’s as much as the next fella – but there are certainly some things that should have been left there! Among them are shag carpet, floral patterned couches and gold-colored anything (Gag me …

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Home Organizing Tips to Save Time and Money

With springtime in full swing its got many people in the mood to do a little spring cleaning. Here are a few tips to help motivate you to do a little spring cleaning and save a few bucks through home organization. Manage your mail. Everyday you receive mail and often it gets thrown about the …

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7 things you can do to run a more efficient home

With the Green Movement underway, folks are trying to run things more efficiently and effectively without leaving a large footprint on the earth. Here’s some things you can do in your home to make it more “earth friendly” – and more budget conscience. Furnance filters. My builder told me to use the cheapy filters, but just to switch them …

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