Summer Home Maintenance Checklist to Prepare Your House for Winter

By |2018-03-28T15:50:19+03:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , |

Doing some jobs from this home maintenance checklist in summer will help you avoid possible issues and costly repairs in winter. Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the seemingly endless winter is now well and truly behind us. It might sound crazy to be preparing for next winter already, but the truth is that now is the time to think what needs doing around the house while the weather is nice. After all, the weeks will slip by, and contractors

How to Make Sure Your Heating and Cooling Systems Are Running Efficiently

By |2019-07-21T15:11:49+03:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , , |

Heating and cooling systems can typically be free from trouble and easy to maintain. When you do your due diligence and keep up with the maintenance, you get them functioning efficiently. Regardless of the type of system you have, there are a number of things that you will be able to do in order to keep your system in tip-top shape. Also, keeping your heating and cooling systems running efficiently means that you will be keeping your energy bills down because inefficient operation uses more

4 Cheap Yet Effective Ways to Winterize Your Home

By |2019-07-23T19:12:13+03:00December 20th, 2015|Categories: Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , , |

If you're looking for cheap, effective ways to winterize your home this year, start with these four tips. Winterizing your home is a good way to avoid damage, stay comfortable, and keep your utility bills affordable. 1. Use a Hose Bib Cover on Your Outdoor Faucet Hose bibs are thick pieces of foam that fit over your outdoor faucets. They come with easy installation and are also inexpensive. You can often find them on sale for $5 or less. Despite the low cost, they are

How Energy Efficient Are European Homes? – Infographic

By |2020-01-31T23:39:43+03:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: Environment & Planet, Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , , , , |

Reducing energy consumption and lowering wastage remains a key European objective. This infographic indicates how energy is being consumed in homes across Europe, and the steps which can be taken to lower consumption and wastage further if exacting EU targets are to be met. Global performance indicators highlight which are the most proficient countries in reducing energy consumption and shows the progress they have made over recent years. The infographic details where most energy is being consumed in an average household and highlights seven areas

5 Simple and Effective Ways to Economically Heat Your Home

By |2019-04-12T18:34:23+03:00November 21st, 2014|Categories: Home Improvement & DIY, Life Hacks|Tags: , , , |

As sure as the night follows the day, energy prices seem to rise year after year. Because of this, you have to be more frugal with how you heat your home. For many people, this means simply not heating their homes as much and simply putting up with the cold, this can be detrimental to health and those seriously struggling to pay energy bills should contact their energy supplier and ask for help. But what can be done to heat your home without spending a

This Simple DIY Will Heat Your Room on the Cheap

By |2017-09-20T19:53:19+03:00August 6th, 2014|Categories: Home Improvement & DIY, Life Hacks|Tags: , , |

I love the power of Freecycle. With the use of few candles, you can achieve your free room heating and you can also save few bucks. I managed to get enough terra cotta pots to make six large candle space heaters. Now I made the mistake of using too many pots. With large ones on the outside, they were not as effective. So with a quick change out, we removed the largest pot and they performed perfectly. Now I learned something else, you will