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Top 82 Energy-Saving Projects

  1. 46. All About Air Conditioning

    DIY experts explain how an efficient system and well-sealed ducts are critical in keeping a home cool, and a well-planned HVAC system c...

  2. 47. 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
  3. 48. Tips on Weatherproofing Doors and Windows

    DIY experts offer tips on weatherproofing doors and windows -- and lowering energy bills.

  4. 49. Elements of a Green Bathroom

    DIY Network explains how an eco-friendly design and green bathroom products can save you energy and money.

  5. 50. State-of-the-Art Windows (03:54)

    Amy Matthews looks into the latest in state-of-the-art window technology.

  6. 51. How to Install a Tin Roof

    Metal roofs help conserve energy by reflecting heat in the summer, saving owners up to 40 percent on energy costs and making for a more...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 52. Warming Up to Radiant Flooring

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

  8. 53. Install a New Thermostat

    Improve your home’s heating efficiency and save money by installing a new programmable thermostat.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 54. Replacing a Slider With Hinged Doors

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on replacing a slider with hinged doors.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
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  10. 55. NuCedar PVC Siding (02:18)

    Kevin takes a look at NuCedar PVC siding, a durable alternative to wood.

  11. 56. 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
  12. 57. 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
  13. 58. Replace a Furnace Filter

    Choosing the right filter will improve the cleanliness and efficiency of your home's heating system.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 59. How to Replace Weather Stripping

    These basic instructions demonstrate how to replace weather stripping in a home in order to improve energy efficiency.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 60. International Builders Show (01:05)

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

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