The Nuts and Bolts: October 16, 2013

A little DIY, FYI...

AutoMD’s 2013 Auto Battery Tips and Resource Guide

In recognition of October being "Battery Safety Month," AutoMD has released their "2013 Auto Battery Tips and Resource Guide." In it they cover the best ways to jump start, replace, install, and dispose of batteries. Check it out!

Some highlights include:

Do Not Jump Start a Frozen Battery (i.e., when the weather is extremely cold)

A car covered in ice and snow.Challenge accepted!

Make Sure the Red and Black Cables Do Not Touch When Connecting Them to the Batteries

Cutting wiresCut the green wire? What green wire!?

Consult Your Vehicle Owner’s Manual Before You Disconnect the Battery

A guy holding a sword with smoke.
No, getting electrocuted will not turn you into the Highlander.

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The Home Depot Wins 2013 WaterSense® Retail Partner of the Year Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot® with a 2013 WaterSense Retail Partner of the Year award. The Home Depot was honored during the WaterSmart Innovations Conference for its commitment to water efficiency and outstanding efforts to support the WaterSense program during 2012. In 2012 alone, WaterSense-labeled products and new homes helped Americans save more than 202 billion gallons of water. More than 2,700 utility, manufacturer, retail, builder, organizational and professional partners helped WaterSense realize these accomplishments, but every year a few in particular are recognized for their significant contributions to the program. Learn more about WaterSense, here.

Make Your Home Smarter And More Efficient With Lowe’s Top 5 Projects

From light bulb legislation to new home technologies, sometimes it’s tough to stay on top of home energy efficiency trends. To help you get started, the experts at Lowe’s offer their top 5 projects to help you save money and energy heading into cooler months. Consider this guide a cheat sheet to making simple home improvement updates that will help save money and make managing your home a snap. Check out their top 5 here!