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Rebate

 

Save right now. Save all year.

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
• Lasting up to 20 years or more
• Using 75% less energy*

 

Find Advanced LED bulbs at a store near you.

Clean Your Whole House with Vinegar, Baking Soda and Lemon | Earth911.com

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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.

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Tips For Container Gardening | Container Gardening Vegetables

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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.

How to Keep House Cool | Keep Cool Without AC | HouseLogic Energy 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

How to Keep House Cool | Keep Cool Without AC | HouseLogic Energy Tips.

Spray On Granite For Counter Tops | Counter Transformation

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.

Pipes And Plumbing Lifespan | How Long Do Pipes Last | HouseLogic

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

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Pipes And Plumbing Lifespan | How Long Do Pipes Last | HouseLogic.

Laws For Lead Paint | Home Lead Paint Laws | Home Safety

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If you are renovating, repairing, or painting a home constructed prior to 1978, federal lead paint laws say your contractor must avoid contamination by taking specific precautions during demolition, construction, and cleanup. Home owners who do the work themselves are not subject to the laws.

Why lead paint laws?

Demolition, sanding, and sawing stir up lots of dust, which can be messy and inconvenient but usually not toxic. Unfortunately, in homes constructed before 1978, renovation dust might contain lead, which is harmful when ingested or inhaled by adults and children—especially those under the age of 6.

Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/painting/lead-paint-laws/#ixzz2VMNz1tmS

 

 

Laws For Lead Paint | Home Lead Paint Laws | Home Safety.

Laws For Lead Paint | Home Lead Paint Laws | Home Safety

lead paint

 

If you are renovating, repairing, or painting a home constructed prior to 1978, federal lead paint laws say your contractor must avoid contamination by taking specific precautions during demolition, construction, and cleanup. Home owners who do the work themselves are not subject to the laws.

Why lead paint laws?

Demolition, sanding, and sawing stir up lots of dust, which can be messy and inconvenient but usually not toxic. Unfortunately, in homes constructed before 1978, renovation dust might contain lead, which is harmful when ingested or inhaled by adults and children—especially those under the age of 6.

Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/painting/lead-paint-laws/#ixzz2VMNz1tmS

 

 

Laws For Lead Paint | Home Lead Paint Laws | Home Safety.

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets | Budget Kitchen Remodeling | HouseLogic

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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.

Bad Trees | Tree Choices for the Yard | Planting Trees Tips

Bad Trees | Tree Choices for the Yard | Planting Trees Tips

Some trees are more trouble than they’re worth. Before you head to a nursery, see our slideshow. Then, see even more trees readers hate.

Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/photos/plants-trees/bad-trees/slide/1-silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/#ixzz2U1si7J35

 

 

Bad Trees | Tree Choices for the Yard | Planting Trees Tips.