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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How to Repair Dead Grass

Patches of dead grass in your lawn can be unsightly and frustrating.  When you work hard to maintain a beautiful lawn, these patches can be a constant source of ire.  The good news, however, is that they can be fixed.  The key is to first determine and eliminate the source of the problem, and then to reseed or patch the area so that it is as healthy and attractive as the rest of the lawn.  The process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few months, depending on the repair that you choose.



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to Pick Out an Efficient Shingle Color

When you are building a new home or trying to make your existing home more energy efficient, you will likely pay a great deal of attention to things such as appliances, insulation, windows, and doors.  One thing that many people overlook, however, is the roofing that they choose.  While many people take the time to choose the best roofing type for their home, few understand that the color you choose can have a significant impact on your energy efficiency.  This article aims to take a closer look at choosing the right shingle colors for your home, no matter where you live.



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How to Insulate a New Wall

When making an addition to your home or creating partitions to divide a larger space, or even when finishing a basement, insulation is an important part of energy savings.  Insulating your walls can help prevent the transfer of both temperature and sound, and taking the time to ensure that you insulate the new wall properly is important.  Today we will take a look at a few different methods of insulating new walls so that you can choose the one that will work best for you.



Friday, March 12, 2010

How to Install Brake Pads

When your brakes are starting to make noise every time you stop your car or you find that your brakes are simply not working as well as they ought to, it is time to change your brake pads.  Changing the pads before they become too worn is important to preventing accidents.  While paying a mechanic to do the job for you may seem like the easiest way to get the job done, you might be surprised to learn how easy it can be to change the pads yourself.



Monday, March 08, 2010

How to Install an Instant Hot Water Heater

Instant hot water heaters, or tankless heaters, can be remarkably efficient.  By not constantly using electricity or fuel to keep a reservoir of water heated, these tanks utilize a great deal less energy.  They work by heating your water as it is used and can help to ensure that you never run out of hot water without the need to heat it around the clock.  Today we will examine how the average handyman can install one of these heaters at home without the need to hire a plumber or electrician to do the job.



Tuesday, March 02, 2010

How to Hang a New Light

Installing a new chandelier or light fixture in your living room, dining room, kitchen, or other area can have a drastic effect on the look and feel of a room.  While many people believe that ceiling fixtures are permanent or that professionals must be called in when a change is desired, the truth is that you can wire and hang your new light yourself.  This articles aims to explain all of the necessary steps you will need to follow in order to properly and safely hang and install your new light fixture.