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Home Energy Savings

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12 How-Tos From Home Energy Savings

  1. 1. How to Save Home Energy

    Small steps can stop big heating or cooling leaks all around your home.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. How to Install a Door Sweep

    A crucial part of weatherproofing an outside door is to install a good door sweep. Here are step-by-step installation instructions.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Install Fiberglass Insulation

    Learn the techniques for how to install fiberglass insulation in an attic. This is a fairly straightforward job for the do-it-yourselfe...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How to Install a Window Sash Replacement Kit

    Windows are the single largest source of energy loss, especially in older homes. Installing a new sash can be a good alternative to rep...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. Improve Home-Energy Efficiency With a Ceiling Fan

    Save money and energy with these step-by-step instructions on how to install a ceiling fan.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. How to Install a Combination Storm Window

    Combination storm windows are custom-ordered to fit the exact dimensions of your existing windows and they're easy to install. Here are...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. Install a High-Efficiency Replacement Bath Fan and Light

    Reduce your home's electrical bill by installing this energy-saving unit.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Add Bronze Weatherstripping to a Door

    Bronze spring weatherstripping compresses against a closed door to create a weatherproof seal.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How to Weatherstrip a Door with Self-Stick Foam

    Self-stick foam is a very simple and inexpensive option for insulating an exterior door.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How to Install Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

    Cellulose insulation is considered a "green" product — more ecologically sound than competing products. It's also highly effectiv...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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About This Show

This is where you'll want to spend your time and energy! DIY's Home Energy Savings workshop begins with a home energy audit to determine where the house loses heat and cooling. You'll learn step-by-step how to reduce energy loss and increase the comfort and efficiency of a home's heating and cooling systems. The final episode takes a look at the most current innovations being developed to further increase the savings of energy, time and money in and around the home. The money saved after this workshop will get you energized!

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