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Become a smarter homeowner with these projects and tips that will help you conserve energy, be prepared for emergencies and save money throughout your home.

  1. How to Make Wi-Fi Faster in Your Home

    The age, placement and settings of your router are key to making your Wi-Fi signal stronger. This article explains how to make your router work better, and what to look for if you replace it.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Seal Attic Air Leaks

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    Small air leaks into uninsulated attic space are a major source of heat loss in many homes. Here's how to locate the leak spots and plug them without spending a lot of money.

  2. How to Fix a Sinking Driveway

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    This article shows you what to do when your driveway starts to sink and pull away from your garage floor. The fix is easier than you might think, and you can do it yourself.

  3. Best Water Filter

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    Does your tap water taste bad? In this article we explain the possible causes, then discuss the best types of water filters that you can use to purify your water.

  4. How to Weatherstrip a Door

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    Stop energy-wasting air leaks around entry doors by installing a weatherstripping kit with a foam flange or vinyl bulb. Use a door sweep to seal the bottom of the door.

  5. Air Leak Testing & Sealing

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    Follow these surprisingly easy tips and techniques for sealing air leaks in your home and save big money on your heating and cooling bills.

  6. Save Energy by Closing Heat Registers

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    It seems like a waste to heat unused rooms, but closing heat registers may actually increase heating costs, especially with newer systems.

  7. How to Insulate a House

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    Learn from experts and manufacturers how to insulate your roof, walls, crawlspace and other parts of the house. It's all in the details.

  8. 9 Home Energy Conservation Tips for the Winter

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    Read expert tips about new, innovative and tried-and-true ways to tame your heating bills—without sacrificing comfort.

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