Be certain your air conditioner's filters is kept clean. If the filter gets clogged up, the air conditioning unit will have to work harder to cool your house, using up more energy. It can make it run longer than it needs to, as well. Change your filter on a regular basis; monthly is ideal.
Make sure to have a contractor or electrician install a power outlet in the cabinet above where the microwave will go. If you don't do this, you will be struggling to find a place to plug it in during or after the installation of the microwave and hood vent.
Consider hiring a professional to do the electrical work for your home improvement project. It may seem easy to change out an outlet from two prongs to three, but if you are unfamiliar with electrical work, the safest thing to do is to have an electrician take care of the rewiring for you.
The days of calling a plumber or electrician for minor household repairs are long gone, not to mention the outrageous costs. Today, hundreds of websites are dedicated to sharing how-to tips and tricks, in a way that is easily understood by even the most reluctant handyman. You will find step-by-step directions and many also, include video demonstrations.
Hopefully, with the information you acquired from this, you're feeling like you have a better idea of what it is you need to do to improve your home. Use what you have learned to make new and better strategies that can help you succeed. If this is something that you can do, then the results will satisfy you.