Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-159.mp3Handyguys Brian and Paul bring in HVAC (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) expert and the co-owner of Interstate Air Conditioning and Heating, Raymond Kishk, to talk about energy efficient air conditioning systems. This information will help you choose an energy efficient air conditioning … Continue reading Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

Edison base Incandescent

Lightbulb bans, government intervention and personal choice

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-150.mp3The Handyguys discuss the government involvement in banning traditional light bulbs. Yup – The government has ‘outlawed’ the tried and true light bulb. Even after this podcast was recorded some representatives in congress have attempted to delay the enforcement of … Continue reading Lightbulb bans, government intervention and personal choice

Colored LED Christmas Lights

LED Christmas Lights for Energy Savings

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-148.mp3Can you save some money using LED Christmas Lights? The Handyguys discuss LED, mini-incandescent and C9 and C7 Christmas lights. LED Energy Savings This podcast was inspired by an article Handyguy Brian read on the Fox News Website entitled Good … Continue reading LED Christmas Lights for Energy Savings

CFL Bulbs

How To Cut Metal, CFL Safety And Water Saving Flush Valves

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-117.mp3The Handygys discuss three topics on this audio podcast – what tools are used to cut metal, are CFLs safe in kids rooms and are water saving flush valves a good investment. Cutting metal From time to time homeowners need … Continue reading How To Cut Metal, CFL Safety And Water Saving Flush Valves

Different colored sheds

Building A Shed And Led Light Bulb Opinions

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-107.mp3We address a question about shed materials and foundations as well as briefly discuss LED light bulbs. Sheds The Handyguys received a call from Rick from Sawdust Chronicles and The Splintered Board podcasts.  He asked What materials are good for … Continue reading Building A Shed And Led Light Bulb Opinions

Energy Star FAIL

Energy Star Fraud And Basement Egress Requirements

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-106.mp3The Handyguys cover two topics in this show. We discuss fraud, abuse and lack of accountability with the U.S. government’s Energy Star program and then discuss basement egress requirements. Energy Star Fail The Government Accountability Office (GAO) [sorry, said it … Continue reading Energy Star Fraud And Basement Egress Requirements

Furnace Filters

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-88.mp3Furnace filters are a critical component of your heating and cooling system. Make sure they are changed regularly. We discuss the myriad of choices in furnace filters in this podcast. The Handyguys group filters into three different categories, good, better … Continue reading Furnace Filters

Is Your House A Money Pit?

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-77.mp3The Handyguys take a detour this week to interview Craig Smith from http://www.servicemagic.com/ to discuss a recent survey on home maintenance costs. Do you know how much you spend each year to maintain your home?  Are you spending too much?  … Continue reading Is Your House A Money Pit?

Fein Tools And The Smart Grid

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-67.mp3The Handyguys start out discussing some tools for Fathers Day. Instead of doing a gift guide we decided to ask our twitter followers ( follow @handyguys ) what they would like us to discuss as a great fathers day gift … Continue reading Fein Tools And The Smart Grid

CFL Bulbs

Using Primer, What Is Pex And Why CFLs

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-62.mp3Primer, PEX and CFLs Costly Handyguy Mistakes: Primer. Use it or lose it. The Handyguys continue their new segment this week called Costly DIY Mistakes. These are mistakes are ones we have personally seen or have been asked about by … Continue reading Using Primer, What Is Pex And Why CFLs

Monitoring Your Power Consumption

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-42.mp3A review of the Powercost MonitorTM A couple months ago, the Handyguys heard about a device that can tell you your current home power consumption and hourly cost for electricity.   The device is the Power Cost Monitor from Blue … Continue reading Monitoring Your Power Consumption

Can You Save 50% In Your Energy Bill With A Space Heater?

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-39.mp3Can you save 50% with a space heater? The Handyguys discuss this and also discuss a listener question. Question: Jennifer had some questions about a door that wasn’t hanging straight. Her issue was that the screws were pulling out of … Continue reading Can You Save 50% In Your Energy Bill With A Space Heater?

Tiny house's can save you money

Saving Money While Heating Your Home

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-36.mp3The Handyguys discuss ways to save money during this upcoming winter season. Part 2 of 2 on energy saving tips. Our first order of business is to respond to Phil’s followup question about replacing his rotted out garage doors.  Phil … Continue reading Saving Money While Heating Your Home

Preparing Your Home For Winter

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-34.mp3A Handyguys listener recommends a show on preparing your home for the winter.  The Handyguys respond! First of all, thanks to Mike for sending in a request for this show.  He provided a lot of great ideas and insights.  We … Continue reading Preparing Your Home For Winter

Organization Tips Including GreenSwitch and Closets

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-4.mp3The Handyguys talk about two big topics in home improvement today: a house that is “green” and a house that is organized. First is a discussion of a new product called the GreenSwitch. GreenSwitch is a wireless system that allows … Continue reading Organization Tips Including GreenSwitch and Closets