Home appliances help make every-day life more convenient, but they can also add more headaches and stress when they need to be repaired or replaced.  With our appliances getting smarter and more devices connected in the home, it's important to learn about the latest appliance trends and where to turn if they need to be fixed. 

At Angie's List, we provide lots of how-to and DIY projects that can help you get started on a home or kitchen upgrade, including options on various appliances and features that can make your home more comfortable.  It's important to your research before hiring a professional for appliance repairs and always get at least 3 quotes before starting the work.  You can also be quickly matched with 3 local appliance repair pros near you to get the job done now.

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Energy EfficiencyWindow Repair and RestorationHandyman
Handymen offer tips to help you know where your home is most likely to be infiltrated by cold air.
Astrum Solar in Howard County, Maryland, is one of the area's largest manufacturers of solar panels. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. State Department)
Solar PanelsEnergy Efficiency
Officials expect to create more than 200 new jobs
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Energy EfficiencyNew Home Designs
Green building, which accounts for 2 percent of new construction and 40 percent of remodeling projects, remains in its infancy, according to experts.
InsulationEnergy Efficiency
If your home is not properly insulated, you could be wasting money in energy costs. Industry experts say you can save up to 20 percent of heating and cooling costs each year by properly insulating and sealing your home. However, since insulation can deteriorate, it’s important to have it checked periodically to make sure it remains efficient. Though insulation is often most associated with the attic, make sure your walls, crawl spaces and basement are properly insulated.
foam weather stripping being installed (Photo by Brandon Smith)
InsulationEnergy Efficiency
You can save money on energy and make your home feel more comfortable with this easy and inexpensive DIY project: weatherstrip windows and doors.
 
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