Category Archives: Home Maintenance & Repair

Understanding the New Energy Guide Label for Appliances

Appliance Shopping With the New Energy Guide Label If you’ve shopped for appliances in the U.S. then you’ve seen the bright yellow Energy Guide label and possibly you’ve ignored it or have been confused by it. Recently the U.S. Government revised these … Continue reading

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WARNING – Power4Home System – Scam!

John Russell’s Power4Home System – Scam! This review also gives suggestions for how to find information about solar and wind power without getting ripped off, some for free. This information is important to any home owner or small business owner … Continue reading

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AARP – Can They Help You Save Money?

AARP stands for the “American Association of Retired Persons”. But don’t let the “retired” part throw you. When you join AARP you become a member of a huge organization that advocates for people age 50 and older, retired or not, … Continue reading

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Smells BeGone Odor Absorber (Review)

Smells BeGone Odor Absorber I use to buy this stuff regularly at Bed Bath & Beyond, even though it was about $5 per each 15 ounce canister*, because I loved the smell and it worked so well to absorb all kinds … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Home Alarms Can Save You Money & Save Your Life

There are as many as five different types of alarms you can install in your home, and none of them require expensive hard wiring or monthly fees for monitoring. In fact, there are several reasons we like the idea of battery powered … Continue reading

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Insulate Water Pipes to Save Money on Water Heating Bills & Repairs

One of the best ways to save money on home/water heating bills and repair costs is to insulate faucets and pipes that are outdoors and in unheated areas of your home. Even if your home is new or has been … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Can Bring Pests Into Your Home – Can Be Costly & Dangerous

Along with cold weather comes animals trying to get into your warm home. Rodents carry disease, they can also cause dangerous and costly fires and other damage by gnawing through electrical wiring. As a general rule, if your finger can fit … Continue reading

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Inspect Your Attic Regularly

Inspect Your Attic Regularly (twice per year recommended) Going into your attic can be like a dental appointment; you don’t look forward to it, it’s usually uncomfortable, and you probably won’t enjoy it. But it a necessary part of regular home maintenance … Continue reading

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Money Saving Home Heating Tip (and potentially life saving)

Money Saving Home Heating Tip (and potentially life saving) Have your heating system inspected annually. Don’t kick on the heat until your furnace has been inspected and serviced by a professional. Annual inspections are intended to identify potential problems and get … Continue reading

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New GE Water Heater Saves Money / Get $300 Federal Tax Credit

About the New General Electric GeoSpring Hot Water Heater Savings  / Incentives / Rebates: The GeoSpring costs less to operate than standard electric hot water heaters, saving you $320 every year on average in water heating bills. The GeoSpring provides … Continue reading

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How to Get FREE SHIPPING on virtually all Amazon.com Orders

When you sign up for Amazon Mom (free) at Amazon.com and purchase any items worth $25 or more (total order in one payment, from the Amazon Baby Store) you receive 1 to 3 months of Amazon Prime Free Shipping benefits which … Continue reading

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1 Year Subscription to Angie’s List: Reg $46.40 – Get it Now for $14.85 (exp 8/25/11)

Full 1 Year Subscription to Angie’s List: Reg $46.40 – Get it Now for $14.85 Offer expires 8/25/11 To get this offer CLICK HERE. (this link will open in a new window) When you get to the website click on the … Continue reading

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Save Money On Your Water Bill – Check For Internal Toilet Tank Leak

The Environmental Protection Association estimates American homes waste an average of 10,000 gallons of water each year. (Wow! That’s a lot of water.) Much of this waste is due to “minor” water leaks. While some toilet leaks are easy to … Continue reading

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