Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #166 – Seasonally Open / Close Window Coverings

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 166, Seasonally Open / Close Window Coverings, is like so many of the suggestions in the Guide, is simple and easy to do: during the day keep the drapes, shades and blinds inside the house closed. This helps to keep the sun’s direct sun-light from overheating the inside … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #399 – Inside – Turn Off Water While Brushing Teeth

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 399, Turn of the Faucet While Brushing Your Teeth. This simple water saving idea for the home was one of the most popular with those who entered our $200 Home Depot gift card giveaway this past winter. We now come to what I refer to as the turn off type of water saving … [Read more...]

Completing Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder Installation

First Primer Coat Applied to Wall Repair

The past week or so we have written and shown with many pictures how easy it is to install a toilet paper holder. And, it is actually easier to install a pivoting toilet paper holder because once anchored to the wall, you can lift the bar between the two ends to repair any minor damage to the wall in behind the bathroom accessory. Today we finish the job. Here is where we left things with our new Moen Banbury Pivoting Toilet Paper holder in the brushed nickel finish which we purchased at … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #318 – Heating – Install Plastic Insulating Wrap Over Window Frames

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 318, Install Wrap Plastic on Window Over Frame. These are pretty easy to install, do not cost too much and can help keep it feeling warmer inside the house. Some people like to install these inside the window frames while others prefer to install on the outside of the … [Read more...]

Completing Repair to Wooden Window Frame

Repainted Window Frame - Upper Left

Two days ago I showed you how I went about using Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler product to fill the holes in one of our bedroom's window frames. These holes were caused by removing the screws from a pair of anchor or mounting brackets for  window coverings as I installed new window coverings with the brackets installed in a different position. The picture below shows the condition for one area of the upper vertical portion of the window frame for one of the bedroom windows after I had … [Read more...]

How To Buy Home Light Bulbs On Line

Do you fully understand all the different shapes, sizes, attributes of light bulbs? Or do you have an expert in the family who does? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then go over to the right side of this page and select a different home renovation, maintenance, electronics or energy conservation article within DailyHomeRenoTips.com from the election of our article categories. If you do not, then you just might be interested in a gold mine of easy to understand … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Wrap / Insulate Hot Water Tank

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 379, Wrap / Insulate Hot Water Tank. Easy to do. The older the hot water tank typically the greater the heat loss causing more energy to be used to constantly heat the water inside. INSTALL COST - Cheap      INSTALL COMPLEXITY - Simple FREQUENCY - One … [Read more...]

Bathtub Faucet Spout Replaced

Bathtub Spout Replacement

Yesterday we showed how easy, surprisingly easy, to remove the spout for our bathtub which had the diverter jammed. Today, we finish the job and attempt to install the replacement spout. I returned from one of the several plumbing supply stores in our area with the replacement. It was very similar in design to the one which lasted less than 3 years. Can you tell which one is the replacement spout? It is the one on the left in the picture below. You can see how the screw inside the spout is … [Read more...]

EZ Snap Exterior Window (Solar) Shades – White Anchors Installed

EZ Snap Adhesive Anchors

Yesterday,  I removed the exterior window screens from EZ Snap Direct from one of our south facing windows. This was done because I wanted to see what the white adhesive anchors looked like on our white window frame, especially after the solar screen was placed back on the window frame. So, what do these white adhesive anchors look like? Well, as you can see from the above picture, they are the same shape and size as the black anchors available from EZ Snap. Also, in the top … [Read more...]

Faucet Leaks

Moen Laundry Faucet Repair\Moen 1224B  Faucet Cartridge

Quick question: What is pictured below? Seriously, what do you think that little cartridge I have resting on my home office table is actually called or what it does? Nothing like a good home maintenance trivia question to start the day, right? :) If you answered "Why a Moen 1224B Cartridge for two-handle faucets of course.", you would be incorrect. If you answered "A Moen 1224B Cartridge for two-handle faucets which malfunctioned to cause a hot water drip which could not be … [Read more...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 1

Bathroom Towel Rack Repair\Bathroom Towel Rack Repair 1

Today we write about one of the many home maintenance tips which are easy to do. Most bungalows, just like the one we call home, are short on space because any living space which is not in the basement is all on one floor. So, in our master bedroom's en-suite bathroom we had installed a double towel rack by the contractors as part of creating the en suite in the first place. Planning. A double towel rack holds two towels at once; it will need to hold double the weight of a regular … [Read more...]

DAP Home Energy Conservation Contest – One Week Left

Quick and short note. The current fall energy conservation contest is almost over. It ends at 11:59 pm ET. Remember, there are three prizes of DAP energy savings packages, valued at approximately $90 per the people over at DAP, to be won, with each package containing the following: DAPtex® Plus Window & Door Foam Sealant DAP® Seal ‘N Peel® Removable Weatherstrip Caulk DAP® SIDE Winder® Advanced Polymer Siding & Window Sealant DAP® 3.0™ Advanced All-Purpose … [Read more...]

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