The basic rule of getting a replacement battery is that it should have the same voltage as the original. An 18V drill cannot run on a 12V battery. It can only run on a 18V battery. The other thing is that the physical packaging of a battery can be different from company to company. A 12V Ryobi battery may not fit into a 12V Makita cordless drill unless the battery has the right physical dimensions. So make sure the replacement battery looks the same as the old one before you order it. Also, if you are looking for a replacement battery of the same voltage rating and by the same company, know that battery technology is changing rapidly. An 18V lithium-ion battery has a different physical packaging than a NiCad 18V battery.
One benefit of marble flooring is its natural cooling properties. Marble is an extremely dense solid and does not conduct heat well; because of this it takes a long time to heat up. This property makes marble particularly popular in warm climates. You may want to consider some area rugs if you are prone to cold feet in the morning!
The second issue with wind power at home is reliability. You need to live in a region that has very predictable atmospheric wind or you will not see the energy generation you are looking for. There are very few areas around the country that offer an ideal climate for the use of wind turbines.
Talk to friends and family to see if they have any home improvement product Contractor recommendations. Ask to see previous work (Pictures and if possible, ask to speak to previous clients). It pays to hire the professionals.
When installing your new interior lighting, switch from candescent lights to more energy efficient bulbs. Compact Fluorescent lights, also known as CFLs, last much longer and can substantially reduce your energy bill by saving energy. CFLs do contain mercury, so be sure and follow the specific laws for their disposal.
Coordinate your bedding and curtains. Purchasing matching fabrics for a room is a cheap way to give a bedroom a mini makeover. You can also choose fabrics that match your current flooring, rugs, pictures and wallpaper to make the room look even more stylish. If you are good at sewing, consider just buying the fabric and running up your own curtains and bed sheets.
There is amazing exercise in letting kids just run you ragged during playtime. Your arms are jello from the chicken wars on the monkey bars, your legs and butt toned from the races up the slide, your whole body exhausted from the constant obstacle course games that are made up every few minutes. You have to make the energy to catch up to a herd of agile children, and it’s a challenging experience that works out the body but puts your mind into a sense of freedom you can’t find anywhere else.