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The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the amount of energy lost annually through windows costs consumers $35 billion. Heat loss and heat gain through and around windows accounts for between 10 and 25 percent of our heating and air conditioning usage, the largest consumer of energy in a modern home. Here are some ways to make sure your windows are as energy-efficient as possible.

Tilling a Field
A Simple Guide to Using a Tiller: Why? When? How?
If you are planning to set up a garden with a surface that is bigger than 300 square meters, a tiller will help you save a lot of time and energy. Its sharp, heavy blades might be a little intimidating for first-time users, but with a little practice, you will get the hang of it.
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The Mini-Masonry Heater
How to build a small and super-efficient masonry heater out of fire bricks.
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DIY Stone Steps for Your Garden
Add interest to your garden with these DIY stone steps.
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