Our electric bill rose to $430 two years ago and a simple A/C cleaning lowered it to $150. Totally re-pinning this. Another pinner said: "My husband owned his own A/C business for a long time and he said everything on here is the PROPER way to do this. Doing this will help the unit run more efficiently and you save $ by not paying the A/C company!"
Caulk every crack or gap, no matter how small. Use latex caulk or a paintable latex/silicone blend. The key is to cut the caulk tube tip very carefully to create a tiny, 1/16-in.-diameter hole. Fill all the small cracks first. Then, if you have wider cracks to fill, recut the caulk tube tip to make a larger hole. Move the caulk gun swiftly along the cracks to avoid an excess buildup of caulk. If necessary, smooth the caulk wit
How to caulk a perfectly straight line: 1. Squirt some caulk in the area between the tape. 2. Smooth caulk with your fingertip. 3. Continue smoothing. 4. While the caulk is still wet, slowly and gently pull up the tape. If you wait until the caulk is dry then it will come up as well.
Want to get rid of the holes caused by nails on the wall? Heres an easy solution: All you have to do is get a bar of white soap and scrub across the hole until its filled. This is a great tip for when youre moving out of a house and want the holes to be gone!
When you paint a room, put some extra paint in a baby jar and keep it handy for quick touch-ups. much better than trying to dig the leftover paint out of wherever it's buried! Store in the room it was used in. by toni