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Home improvement guide for fall

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey has more on a home improvement guide for fall to help save you money.

SCRANTON, Pa. — From saving money on your utility bills to quick fixes around your house to keep your family safe, fall is a great time to tackle all sorts of home projects.

With autumn getting closer, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey teamed up with some experts at Johnson College in Scranton Tuesday morning who have some DIY money-saving tips.

Smoke alarms/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Experts explain the lifespan of detectors and the importance of placement and battery change schedule.

Water Alarms

  • Experts explain the importance of knowing about water before it gets out of control.

Unplugging unused appliances and electronics

  • Experts explain that unplugging appliances and electronics can help save energy when not in use.

 Replacing lighting with LEDs

  • Experts explain the money savings from switching lightbulbs to LED, the lifespan of LED lights, and energy savings.

Faceplate insulation

  • Experts explain how to install faceplates and insulation around the faceplates.

Filters for Heating & Cooling Systems

  • Experts explain the importance of changing filters and a proper change schedule, and the difference between washable filters and one time use only filters.

For other fall and winter energy-saving tips, click here.