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Top 82 Energy-Saving Projects

  1. 31. Install a Gas Fireplace Insert

    DIY Network expert Paul Ryan shows how to upgrade your drafty old wood-burning fireplace with an energy-efficient gas fireplace insert...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 32. Health-Friendly Radiant Heat Flooring

    Heating and air systems, water heaters, dryers and kitchen ranges can make our homes more comfortable and convenient. But these modern ...

  3. 33. More Efficient Home (04:07)

    Amy looks at ways existing homes can be made more energy efficient.

  4. 34. Energy-Saving Tax Credits (00:01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for Energy-Saving Tax Credits.

  5. 35. The Basics of Air Conditioning

    Jeff Wilson, of DIY Network's Blueprint for Home Building, concentrates on "cooling" the air in a home and explains how to choose an ai...

  6. 36. House Built to Last 500 Years (03:41)

    Kevin O'Connor visits a "monolithic dome" house, built to last 500 years.

  7. 37. HVAC: Install a Programmable Thermostat

    Improve your home's comfort and efficiency with a unit that allows multiple settings.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 38. Warming Up to Radiant Flooring

    Promising warm toes and lower heat bills, in-floor heating systems are becoming more popular in American bathrooms.

  9. 39. How To Install a Water-Heater Timer

    Save money on electric bills with a water-heater timer, which enables you to set specific on and off times for water-heater operation.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 40. How to Install Suspended-Rail Halogen Track-Lights

    This low-cost lighting system will give a home office a smart facelift.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 41. Updating a Thermostat (00:01:01)

    Jay swaps out a dated thermostat with a new, energy-efficient model.

  12. 42. How to Install a Point-of-Use System

    Learn how to have instant hot water at every faucet by installing a point-of-use system in the home.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 43. How to Update a System with a Programmable Thermostat

    Improve a home's energy efficiency with these step-by-step instructions that demonstrate how to install a programmable thermostat.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 44. International Builders Show (01:05)

    At the IBS in Vegas, Amy looks at an energy-saving water heater heat pump.

  15. 45. How to Check and Seal Windows

    Follow these steps and your windows will be airtight and ready for the season.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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