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Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...saved by employing used building materials becomes greater all the time. And that is simply considering the direct cost to the consumer; indirectly, the costs a...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...Save the Planet with Whale Poop! The more you know... photo by the brave: Tony Wu Makes me think of the joke about why not to drink water , but I'm going ...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...save water - no, really! Another thing that I didn’t quite get, was the idea that somehow shooting a water cannon at my undercarriage was going to amount to ‘...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...save a considerable amount of water and money, and probably the quickest and cheapest way to save hot water is a low flow showerhead . They are no longer the pa...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

Geothermal Heating Systems for Homes Domestic Geothermal heating systems can be a great way to heat your home, replace a furnace, and are labeled as money sa...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...save on purchase price and maintenance costs, as you would have one machine doing the job previously done by two. This can also help you save basement storage s...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...save you a lot of money. Your home could also be pressurized due to the way your HRV is adjusted, this would force more humid air out of any openings in the h...

Heat pump hot water heaters, why they're a good idea
Plumbing and water heaters

How heat pump hot water heaters work and why you should get one

...saver, particularly when the main heat source in a home is an air source heat pump, as the water heater can in effect 'borrow' the efficiency of that heat pump,...

White pine floors finished with Rubio Monocoat, a zero VOC durable oil
Flooring and stairs

Sanding your own wood floors

Sanding wood floors & refinishing yourself will definitely save money , and even an inexperienced homeowner can likely do a better job than the lowest bidding ...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

Windows, Replace or Repair? We often get asked if it is a good idea to replace old windows with new and better performing windows to save money. Usually to t...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...save a few bucks by buying barrels without taps, and installing a tap yourself. For a complete guide, see our pages on rainwater collection and storage . Asid...