Tips to Save Energy in Your Home

Tips to Save Energy in Your Home - Designing Spaces

How energy efficient is your home? Do you really know what elements and factors in and around your home affect your electric bill? Duke Energy adviser Gordon Appleton visits one home to take us on a tour that reveals what we can do to save on electricity. Gordon points out a number of areas in the home where electricity is expended needlessly to keep the interior comfortable. Inadequate insulation, drafty windows and doors, even water temperature can all affect the utility bill. He also points out helpful tips homeowners can do inexpensively to reduce energy waste. Bottom line: being energy


DIY home Essentials… Home improvement made easy


Designing spaces has designs with you in mind! Check out this one key lock “BOLT” technology for added security. The do’s and don’t for septic tank users; keep the lights out with a stylish set of new blinds from Next Day blinds. Mortgage and refinancing tips and a designing tip to keep your home organized and centralized, how to achieve the perfect zen.


New Blinds to Upgrade your Home Interiors


One of the best décor improvements for your home is a set of new blinds for your windows. There are a variety of styles and performance characteristics to choose from. Shop online and visit a showroom? We follow one homeowner who chooses Next Day Blinds, taking you step by step through the whole process, complete with valuable tips and suggestions for anyone considering new blinds. Once our homeowner has some ideas for her new blinds after visiting the Next Day Blinds website, a visit to the showroom reveals how knowledgeable service from the Window Fashion experts can make a big


SprayNine – the best-kept cleaning weapon


Spray Nine is a 3 in 1 heavy duty, degreaser and disinfectant cleaner designed to be highly effective in a variety of applications including homes, cars, industrial applications, and even the food service and restaurant industry. Its triple threat formula is able to remove tough oils and grease while providing disinfecting properties to kill bacteria, viruses and other germs. Be sure to watch this episode of Designing Spaces to see all the different ways SprayNine can be used to clean in and around your house.


Compact power solutions for emergency power during an outage


Keeping your family and property safe, secure and comfortable at all times is a high priority for all of us. When a power outage occurs, it’s a major disruption. Portable generators can be a great solution for backup power, but some generators have their drawbacks. So, Briggs and Stratton developed a portable generator that solves the size and noise problems. The Q6500 gives you the ability to restore power to your home in just minutes. The difference is that this portable generator is quiet enough to let your family and neighbors sleep through the night, with an operating sound level


DYI Insulating Your Attic. Save Energy and Lower Utility Bills


Using 85% recycled material that’s free from unhealthy substances like formaldehyde and asbestos, we make all of our products better for you and the environment. In addition, we use just one-fifth the energy to manufacture GreenFiber compared to the competition. Whether you’re a contractor or DIYer, you can get the job done with confidence with any GreenFiber product.


Weatherize Your Home with Silicone Caulk


Do you want to reduce your energy usage and ultimately save money? Of course you do! Everyone would rather have money in their pocket than let it fly out the window. One way to ensure that happens is to weatherize your home and seal air leaks around your windows and doors. GE Point and Seal caulk is the only 100% silicone sealant with an easy-to-use, no-mess delivery system! No bulky, hard-to-use caulking gun. From do-it-yourself projects to professional use, you just need to point and seal!


Curb Appeal and More: Selecting and Installing a New Front Door


We visit one home to see how a new front door can add so much to the look of your home, while contributing to energy efficiency. The new door is a fiberglass model from Therma-Tru®, the manufacturer who has revolutionized the door industry. Their door systems include every aspect of a new entry door: door panel, glass and the different components. They are available in a wide variety of styles. The wood-grained fiberglass doors feature graining details that replicate a number of different woods. Other than the good looks, the Therma-Tru® fiberglass door offers advantages over traditional wood and metal


Trusted Providers for Your Home and Car Needs


When it comes to your car and home, it’s important to find providers you can trust! Constellation is committed to being America’s energy choice by offering customers a comprehensive energy strategy to provide products and services that help them to buy, manage and use their energy. Along with energy importance, water management is the single most important item to consider when maintaining your home’s safety. Mold, mildew, and rot are all due to mismanaged water. The Gutter Helmets are attractively styled, and available in a selection of colors that blend in with the roof. Finally, finding a trustworthy car service


Designing Spaces Hits the Road with an Electric Car


In case you haven’t noticed, there are more electric vehicles on our roads. What exactly does it mean to own an electric vehicle — also known as EVs? Are they less expensive to operate than the traditional car? How much money can we expect to save by not filling up our vehicles with gas? And do you need to worry about being stranded? Jonah Teeter-Balin, Director of Product Marketing for EV-Charging Solutions company, AeroVironment, joins us with some detailed explanations, along with a show and tell. Think of it as “Electric Vehicles – 101.”