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The Homeowner's Survival Kit: How to Beat the High Cost of Owning and Operating Your Home
The Homeowner's Survival Kit How to Beat the High Cost of Owning and Operating Your Home Author:A. M. Watkins Housing now accounts for the biggest single expense in the typical American family's annual living costs. The heaviest burden falls on the home-owning family with growing children and ever-growing housing and household expenses. Clearly, it's getting tougher and tougher to survive. — THE HOMEOWNER'S SURVIVAL KIT has come to the rescue... more » with hundreds of facts, ideas, tips, and information on how to run your house economically.
Your total bill for household utilities can be reduced -- and the author has supplied a chart to tell you which appliances use the most electricity, gas, and water. He also tells you when you should use gas and when you should use electricity, and he lists twenty-one cost-saving tips to save money on utility bills.
Knowing what to do before calling a repairman can save expensive repairs on breakdowns of clothes washer and dryers, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, and small appliances.
The most common basic house structural problems you will encounter are described, along with the best ways to prevent them and which ones the home handyman can repair.
If you do require outside help for household improvements and remodeling, learn what to look for when hiring a contractor.
Some basic precautions will lower the chances that your home will be burglarized. The author tells you what they are and gives you special tips on keeping your belongings secure.« less