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Green Improvements: A Consumer's Guide to Environmentally and Economically Responsible Home Repairs and Improvements for the North Central Texas Region

Description: The Consumer's Guide is designed to help consumers by providing guidelines for the purchase of specific energy-efficient household appliances- water heaters, air conditioning and heating systems, windows, dishwashers, refrigerators, clothes washers, and dryers. This serves two major purposes: to decrease the environmental impact of those products and to save consumers money over the lifetime of the products. The seven major appliances covered in this work are things that consumers tend to purchase quickly when their older models wear out and with little research into their energy and/or water efficiency. The guide begins with a general introduction and an explanation of the need for energy conservation. Explanations of how they work, purchasing tips, installation tips, maintenance tips, tips for additional energy efficiency, and case studies are given for each appliance. Printable pamphlets are included at the end.
Date: August 2004
Creator: Dickason, Deborah
Partner: UNT Libraries

Modernizing farmhouses.

Description: Describes methods for updating farmhouses with modern conveniences.
Date: April 1936
Creator: Ashby, Wallace, b. 1890 & Nash, Walter H. (Walter Howard), 1896-
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Do it yourself exhibit opened]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a home repair and decoration do-it-yourself show at the Leonard Brothers Store in Fort Worth. The show featured demonstrations on how to reupholster furniture, as well as tutorials on how to use various tools and appliances for home improvement.
Date: April 1, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections