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With Advanced LED bulbs, you’ll save energy at home and money at checkout with an instant rebate from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Pick up some Advanced LED lights at your local retailer today.
Advanced LEDs help you save by:
• Reducing your monthly energy bill
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One way to reduce the number of cleaning products you bring into your home is to clean with products you already have. People have been cleaning with household staples like vinegar, baking soda and lemons (or lemon juice) for a long time, and believe it or not, these items are safe and often effective. If you clean with these items, you may buy less, spend less money and have fewer harsh chemicals to worry about.
Click through to get some ideas for what you can clean with vinegar, baking soda and lemon.
Clean Your Whole House with Vinegar, Baking Soda and Lemon | Earth911.com.
Want fresh veggies but don’t have a back 40, the time, or the know-how for a full-size vegetable plot? Container vegetable gardening is the answer.
Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/plants-trees/10-foolproof-vegetables-container-gardening/#ixzz2WbJ9dyaP
Tips For Container Gardening | Container Gardening Vegetables.
A mature tree can account for as much as 10% of your assessed property value, depending on your market. With that much at stake, you sure don’t want to have to yell, “Timber!”
Here’s how to tell if one of your trees is in danger of falling over, and what you can do about it.
Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/plants-trees/dangerous-tree/#ixzz2WbID4u7a
Do You Have a Dangerous Tree? | HouseLogic Tree Maintenance Tips.
You don’t have to switch on the air conditioner to get a big chill this summer. These tips will help you keep your house cool without AC, which will save energy (and avoid AC wars with your family).
Block that Sun!
When sunlight enters your house, it turns into heat. You’ll keep your house cooler if you reduce solar heat gain by keeping sunlight out.
- Close the drapes: Line them with light-colored fabric that reflects the sun, and close them during the hottest part of the day. Let them pillow onto the floor to block air movement.
- Add awnings: Install them on south- and west-facing windows to reduce solar heat gain by up to 77%, says the U.S. Department of Energy. Make your own by tacking up sheets outside your windows and draping the ends over a railing or lawn chair.
Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/saving-energy/how-keep-your-house-cool-without-ac/#ixzz2VdTWqluP
How to Keep House Cool | Keep Cool Without AC | HouseLogic Energy Tips.
Updating the kitchen is probably the costliest project on most home owners’ lists. If it’s not in the budget, we hear all about the quick fixes you can do in your kitchen.
Spray On Granite For Counter Tops | Counter Transformation.
Nothing lasts forever, and that includes the plumbing pipes in your home. Fortunately, the majority of pipe materials perform well for decades. However, when that lifespan is reached, pipes may start to leak.
To prevent leaks, use the chart below to determine if your home’s plumbing lifespan is adequate or if water pipes are bursting for attention.
To prevent health hazards, check for lead pipes.
Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/plumbing/types-plumbing-pipes-and-their-lifespans/#ixzz2VXpXHGOH
Pipes And Plumbing Lifespan | How Long Do Pipes Last | HouseLogic.
Your plants need food — nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium — to grow healthy and strong. But they don’t know the difference between store-bought fertilizers and the tonics you mix up yourself.
So save some money (up to $12 for 32 oz. of organic plant food) and use these low- or no-cost ingredients to make your own slow-release fertilizer. Your plants and pocketbook will thank you.
Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/plants-trees/how-to-make-fertilizer/#ixzz2UbQTI7Pl
How to Make Fertilizer | Homemade Plant Fertilizer | House
This before-and-after shot shows the transformation that can take place with cabinet refacing. Image: Chris Harrison/Richmond Refacing
Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic laminate. Doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match or complement the new veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and molding complete the transformation.
What are the pros and cons?
via Refacing Kitchen Cabinets | Budget Kitchen Remodeling | HouseLogic.