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10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget - You probably already have a home maintenance checklist: Replace the furnace filter each season, shut off water spigots before winter, clean the gutters, etc. That’s a good start, but there are jobs that homeowners often forget about, or don’t even know about. Here are some important home maintenance items that may not be on your list—items that may cause a big headache, or worse, cost you big money if you neglect them.

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Far Better Farmstead: Outdoor Wood Furnace

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DIY Homemade Solar Furnace -- Solar energy is free, and is always begging us to make use of it. Here is another great way you could make use of solar in your house. Why not build this diy homemade solar furnace to help heat your home this winter. Most of the materials for this project can be re-purposed or picked up at dump yards. The reminder should not cost you more than $50 at your local hardware store.

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The Fiery Furnace (Coloring Page) Coloring pages are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five m...

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Build your own outdoor furnace (DIY Plans) Fun to build!

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Learn how to build a solar furnace and if you have enough sun in your area this could be a perfect off grid heating solution. Made from re-purposed a

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Sloss Furnace, Birmingham AL

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from Urban Survival Site

Solar Furnace for Less Than $50

Hopefully you have several ways to heat your home without power, but there is one way that doesn't require any fuel or firewood: a solar furnace.

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from Bob Vila

Furnace Replacement

Bob's Tip of the Day: There are some indications that it may be time for furnace replacement: • If your furnace needs frequent repairs. • If your energy bills are going up. • If the rooms in your house are heating unevenly. • If your furnace is cycling on and off more often than in the past. • If your home has humidity problems. • If your furnace becomes excessively noisy. • If your furnace starts putting out dust, soot, dirt. • If you see signs of rust in and around your furnace.

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