Friday, July 25 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:43:41 GMT
William Carino has always been careful with his money. He takes advantage of Pell grants that help fund his political science degree. He started college at John Tyler then transferred to VCU. "I barelyMore >>
We're on your side, with a way to save money on college courses and in some cases, you can do it, by actually skipping some classes.More >>
Friday, July 18 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:01:07 GMT
Two decades ago, it was Air Jordans that had a whole generation believing, "It's gotta be the shoes." Today, LeBron James makes millions off shoes, too. It's still all about the shoes, and it turns outMore >>
Today, LeBron James makes millions off shoes, too.More >>
Friday, July 18 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:52:23 GMT
Eye level placement, slow music and "10 for $10" deals are just some of the gimmicks grocery stores have used for years trying to get you to buy more. VCU marketing professor Dr. Thomas Myers said,More >>
Eye level placement, slow music and "10 for $10" deals are just some of the gimmicks grocery stores have used for years trying to get you to buy more. More >>
Thursday, July 10 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:15:02 GMT
A Richmond company helps save the newly insured time, money and headaches. For those who've never purchased a health insurance policy, the process can be confusing and downright expensive and the AffordableMore >>
A Richmond company helps save the newly insured time, money and headaches.More >>
Friday, June 13 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-13 21:45:13 GMT
Before you head to the store to buy supplies for spring cleaning...check your pantry. "If you look in your favorite store... furniture polish runs between $4.00 and $4.50 and we put this furniture polishMore >>
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
An average home spends $2,200 a year in their energy bills. They can save up to ten percent of that if they effectively air seal their home.
You can start with your windows by using insulating film. All you need is the product and a blow drier to seal it tight. You can also seal them using caulk. It costs less than 10 dollars.
"You find the problem area on your door which typically is on the door jam side and you apply the seal," said Vageesh Bakhshi with ShurTech.
A weather strip can keep the cold draft from creeping inside...along with this door insulator using a special cover on your electrical sockets also saves. And ShurTech has this new gadget: an attic insulator that looks like a mini-tent.
"Basically forms a dome above your attic staircase and keeps the warm air in," he showed us.
Make sure all of your insulation meets the walls. Tuck in corners that might have come loose.
Going outside and try an outdoor faucet cover.
"You've got your faucet here. Make sure to cover your outside faucet because a lot of times that will be the first to freeze point when it actually gets cold," said Mike Davis with Home Depot.
Make sure your water hoses are disconnected and drained. Also - check your gutters - keep them clean, so ice and water won't build up. Be sure to close your vents, so cold air won't creep inside.
One big mistake a lot of people make...
"The biggest mistake they make is they start thinking about winterization too late," Davis said.
Your hot water tank is a huge energy hog. Insulating the pipes and the unit itself will contain the heat it emits and save you money on your power bill.
Thursday, August 28 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:16:44 GMT
A tractor trailer is stuck under an overpass near the Regency Square Mall. This is at the Quioccasin Road overpass near the Macy's side of the mall. Henrico County will be inspecting the bridge for damage. NoMore >>
A tractor trailer was stuck under an overpass near the Regency Square Mall on Thursday morning. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:21:40 GMT
Members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard left for the site of an F-15 crash late Wednesday, hours after witnesses reported seeing a parachute deploy in the air. The eyewitness accounts of a pilotMore >>
Members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard left for the site of an F-15 crash late Wednesday, hours after witnesses reported seeing a parachute deploy in the air.More >>