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A Ridiculously Simple Way to Keep Your House Warm

  In the winter, bitterly cold temperatures can take a major hit on your utility bills. But what's the alternative -- freeze? Wear gloves and a hat to bed? It doesn't have to be that way, thou…

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Feng Shui Fixes for Windows & Doors

Feng Shui addresses the simple, even obvious solutions for inviting in the chi (energy) and circulating it evenly throughout the home. Windows and doors are very important because they let in and r…

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Does Replacing Windows Really Save Energy?

By Carl Seville, Networx When most people think about energy efficiency, once they stop talking about solar panels, they usually get to windows. “My windows are so old,” or “They’re only single p…

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3 Ways to Clean Your Windows with Vinegar

Finally the days are becoming clear and sparkling, although I'd be hard-pressed to tell if I were to rely upon the blurry view from my winter-grimed windows. How do windows become so speckled and what…

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5 More Tips for Staying Cool Without the A/C

When it comes to battling summer heat, it helps to have a fully loaded bagful of tricks to help you stay cool.  In addition to keeping your curtains drawn and replacing those heat throwing incandescen…

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Framed Glass as Decor

Here's an interesting idea: framed glass as decor. We like the way it reflects light and showcases a frame. A great use for your old doors and windows and a neat way to upcycle common flea market find…

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DIY: Window Caulking

Nobody likes sky-high heating bills—global warming, even less so. Yet according to the Alliance to Save Energy, the average U.S. household will pay $2,300 this year on residential energy costs, with h…

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A Bathtub With a View

Bathing while watching the snow fall, clouds move across the sky, or trees being swayed in the wind is an almost unsurpassed way to relax, and one perfected in by the design of the Japanese bath. Give…

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Natural Light Indoors: Save Money 8 Ways

Spending a lot of time indoors, like most of us do, can disconnect us from nature. This is where daylighting comes to the rescue! Daylighting is a means of using natural light from the sun to illumina…

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How to Clean Windows with Vinegar

If you have tried to clean your windows with plain vinegar and gotten streaks, there is a simple reason and an easy remedy. Oddly enough, it was the task of cleaning windows that turned a huge num…

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