Hot air rises, just like your energy bill will do if your attic is poorly insulated. A poorly insulated attic can result in 25% heat loss in fall and winter—that’s 25 percent of your average heating costs going toward energy that won’t even heat your home. Poor Insulation vs. No Insulation Don’t think you’re safe just because you saw the insulation in your attic the last … [Read more...] about How much money is your poorly insulated attic losing?
Choosing the best flooring for your home all comes down to one thing: lifestyle. Most of us want an economical, attractive, durable and stylish home. But when it comes to flooring, you can waste a lot of time and money if you aren’t honest with yourself about how it’s going to be used. But don’t worry—you don’t have to sacrifice style for a smart choice. Here are three simple … [Read more...] about How to choose the best flooring for your home
Your home’s hot water heater is one appliance that no one pays much attention to—until it isn’t working properly, that is. Once that occurs, homeowners typically have the option to repair or replace the heater. While you are determining if the repair costs merit replacement, you might also consider these good reasons to replace your water heater rather than repair it. The … [Read more...] about When is it time to replace your home’s water heater?
If you have never used a slow cooker before, you’re in for a sweet surprise. Cooking with a slow cooker is easy, cheap and incredibly convenient. There are whole websites dedicated to slow cooking, and you can easily cook breakfast, lunch or dinner in your slow cooker. You can even make things you would probably never think of, like chai tea or pineapple upside down … [Read more...] about Make delicious, affordable meals with your slow cooker
“I’m just not a good cook!” is an all-too-common refrain, but kitchen failures are often more about your oven than your skills as a chef. Oven temperatures vary and are influenced by the age of the oven, the quality of insulation, room temperature, atmospheric pressure and humidity. It’s not unusual for an oven to deviate by 20-30% or more from the indicated temperature, and … [Read more...] about How to recalibrate your oven