1309098030 Repair Guide http://www.repair-guide.com/ en Copyright 2010 2010-03-23T22:14:29+00:00 How to Winterize Your Home http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-winterize-your-home http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-winterize-your-home#When:16:31:12Z 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. Home, Insulation, Windows, 2010-04-27T16:31:12+00:00 How to Winterize Your Car http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-winterize-your-car http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-winterize-your-car#When:20:07:31Z 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. Automotive, 2010-04-14T20:07:31+00:00 How to Vent Your Attic http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-vent-your-attic http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-vent-your-attic#When:12:10:42Z 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. Home, Attics, 2010-04-06T12:10:42+00:00 How To Start A Small Box Garden http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-start-a-small-box-garden http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-start-a-small-box-garden#When:23:42:03Z Home, Lawn And Garden, 2010-04-03T23:42:03+00:00 How to Repair Dead Grass http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-repair-dead-grass http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-repair-dead-grass#When:21:16:42Z 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. Home, Lawn And Garden, 2010-03-30T21:16:42+00:00 How to Pick Out an Efficient Shingle Color http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-pick-out-an-efficient-shingle-color http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-pick-out-an-efficient-shingle-color#When:22:14:29Z 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. Home, Roofing, 2010-03-23T22:14:29+00:00 How to Insulate a New Wall http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-insulate-a-new-wall http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-insulate-a-new-wall#When:15:30:36Z 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. Home, Carpentry, Insulation, 2010-03-16T15:30:36+00:00 How to Install Brake Pads http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-install-brake-pads http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-install-brake-pads#When:20:01:25Z 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. Automotive, 2010-03-12T20:01:25+00:00 How to Install an Instant Hot Water Heater http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-install-an-instant-hot-water-heater http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-install-an-instant-hot-water-heater#When:18:08:02Z 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. Home, Plumbing, 2010-03-08T18:08:02+00:00 How to Hang a New Light http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-hang-a-new-light http://www.repair-guide.com/entry/how-to-hang-a-new-light#When:21:29:49Z 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. Home, Lighting, 2010-03-02T21:29:49+00:00