Covert your clothes dryer into an extra source of heat by installing a dryer vent heat economizer. Once installed, the simple flip of a switch will save energy by redirecting the dryer’s warm moist exhaust air inside during the winter months. Step 1: Choose a spot to install the Heat Economizer where the dryer’s flexible…


With spring in full swing, now is the time to replace those torn or worn screens around your home. Step 1: Remove the screen frame from the window or door. Screens are typically held in place by clips or latches. These may need to be unscrewed before the frame will come out. Step 2: Lay…


Rainwater Use: Be Green and Save Green By Installing a Rain Barrel To properly install a rain barrel you will need two to four cinder blocks, a guttering elbow, a 15’ or longer piece of garden hose, a hack saw and a shovel. Step 1: Use the hack saw to remove the lower portion of…


Installing a Shower Head Whether calcium and lime deposits have clogged your old shower head beyond repair or you have simply decided to upgrade to a new and improved model, replacing the shower head in your bathroom could easily be the simplest and most rewarding plumbing fix-it job you will ever do. Step 1: With…


Install Bronze Weather Strip V-shaped metal weather stripping or rolled spring seal weather strip is by far the most efficient means to weather proof your exterior doors. Though costlier and more difficult to install than traditional foam weather strip, this original type of weather strip is worth the extra effort. Step 1: Place the edge…


Install a Programmable Thermostat Save money and energy by replacing your outdated thermostat with a new programmable thermostat. Step 1: Using the breaker or fuse in your service entrance panel, turn off the power to your furnace and air conditioner. Carefully remove the old thermostat from the wall. Use masking tape and a pen to…