SOURCE: The Money Pit Home Improvement Show

The Money Pit Home Improvement Show

October 04, 2011 06:00 ET

How to Save Money on Fall Home Improvements

The Money Pit Experts Say Spend on Projects That Protect Your Home and Add Comfort

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - As the season turns, it's time to finish projects that will prevent expensive problems during the winter months. "Tackling those nagging tasks now helps you maintain the comfort and value of your home, and you don't have to spend much to make a big difference," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and syndicated radio show host of The Money Pit.

To save on fall improvements, Kraeutler suggests the following:

Quiet ventilation with convenient lighting
"Need to outfit a bath or laundry with a vent fan, but can't stand the racket when it's running? NuTone LunAura exhaust fans provide Ultra Silent ventilation with convenient, efficient LED lighting," says Kraeutler. "Use the bright task lighting by day, then switch to the edge-glow setting for safety overnight." Energy-Star-qualified LunAura exhaust fans are available in round and square light panel styles at most lighting showrooms. Learn more at

Illuminating the kitchen experience
"Bring the joys of cooking to light with the best-in-class illumination of the Broan EVOLUTION Range Hood," says Segrete. "EVOLUTION's halogen lighting system is twice as bright as other models, and it provides the largest filtration area and quietest operation available for your kitchen." EVOLUTION's stainless steel surfaces are simple to clean, and the easy-release filters are dishwasher safe. Find out more at

Protection for natural stone surfaces
Natural stone calls for special care, and you can protect the beauty of your granite and marble countertops with DuPont Granite & Marble Countertop Cleaner + Protector. "The unique formula lets you wipe up spills while reinforcing the seal on the stone's surface, preserving your investment," says Kraeutler. DuPont Granite & Marble Countertop Cleaner + Protector is safe and effective for daily use and available at Lowe's and Floor & Décor. Get more natural stone care solutions at

Keep rodents out of your winter nest
October is National Rodent Prevention Month, opening a season when rats and mice tend to join us indoors to escape winter's chill. "Now's the time to take preventive measures such as sealing foundation cracks, clearing clutter around the home, and placing d-CON baits and traps in strategic locations," advises Kraeutler. d-CON has solutions to fit your rodent removal preference. Get help diagnosing your rodent problem at

Custom comfort for the indoor season
"Every home has its hot and cold spots, but you can create continuous comfort with ductless, efficient H2i Hyper-Heating units from Mitsubishi Electric," says Kraeutler. "H2i uses inverter-driven compressor technology to deliver precise indoor comfort in each conditioned room, trimming home energy bills in the process." Mitsubishi Electric's H2i systems are Energy Star and tax-credit qualified, and offer easy, ductwork-free installation. Learn more at

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