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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How to Winterize Your Home

With winter and beautiful snowy days comes a period of nearly unbearable cold for many parts of the country.  Another thing that is all too common during this time of year is high utility bills.  Whether you heat your home with electricity, propane, or oil, you will find that winter naturally causes the need to run the heater much more than other parts of the year.  What you may not know is that taking a few simple steps can help to greatly reduce your costs.  Today we will take a closer look at the process of winterizing your home.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How to Winterize Your Car

While most people think to winterize their homes when the frost season starts to approach, many people do not think of their vehicles.  Believe it or not, there are many negative impacts that the cold can have on your car, from reduced tire pressure to frozen oil.  This article aims to help show you a few tips to help you prepare your car for winter.  Following these simple tips is easy and inexpensive and can help save you major repair costs or even prevent an accident.



Tuesday, April 06, 2010

How to Vent Your Attic

If you have an older home, you might just find that your attic is in need of better ventilation.  As moisture builds up inside your home, it travels upward and into the structure itself.  While there are building codes that mandate proper attic ventilation during winter, when heating systems release exhaust into the air, summertime moisture accumulation often requires much greater ventilation in order to prevent mold and mildew.  If your attic is in need of better ventilation, this article will help teach you how to install new vents yourself.



Saturday, April 03, 2010

How To Start A Small Box Garden