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What Home Projects Should You Do Yourself?

Doing maintenance jobs yourself can be a smart way to save money, but choose the right DIY projects or you’ll end up paying dearly.

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Motion Sensor Lighting: Safety and Security Indoors and Out

Adding motion sensor lighting in and around your house provides an automated, hands-free way to turn on lights when you need them, and off when you don’t.

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No Sweat: Programmable Thermostats Reduce Your Energy Costs

Advanced programmable thermostats give you precise control over your heating and cooling, helping to reduce wasted energy.

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Energy Monitors: Seeing is Believing — and Saving

Energy monitors make managing your power consumption enjoyable and easy to do.

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Home Security Cameras: Peace of Mind While You’re Away

Easy-to-install security cameras let you keep an eye on your home from afar, ensuring safety and security for you and your family.

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Why Your Green Home Improvements Aren’t Paying Off

Forget big savings on your energy bills if you make green home improvements. Instead, choose green retrofits and home improvements that offset rising energy prices.

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Painting Walls Red: How to Pick It and How to Get Rid of It

Painting walls red — or any bold color — makes a definite statement, which you may want to take back someday. A tinted primer will cover your mistake.

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Power-Assisted Roof Vents: Lose the Heat and Save the Money

A power-assisted roof vent gives your attic air flow a boost, reducing moisture buildup and possibly lowering energy costs.

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10 Tips for Saving Money in the Garden

Carefully plan and plot your garden to add value to your home and make the most of your time and money.

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Whole-House Fans: Maximum Cool, Minimum Cost

A whole-house fan is a simple and inexpensive method of cooling a house.

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