Summer Home Maintenance Checklist to Prepare Your House for Winter

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…

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

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…

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4 Cheap Yet Effective Ways to Winterize Your Home

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…

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How Energy Efficient Are European Homes? – Infographic

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…

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5 Simple and Effective Ways to Economically Heat Your Home

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…

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This Simple DIY Will Heat Your Room on the Cheap

I love the power of Freecycle. With the use of a few candles, you can achieve your free room heating and you can also save a 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…

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