House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

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How to Organize Your Freezer From Start to Finish

Follow these simple steps to tame the chaos in your freezer, ensuring it's organized and stocked with food that's safe...


10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.


17 Things to Keep Within Reach in the Kitchen to Make Life Easier

Never worry about having a jar that won't open.


13 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without an Air Conditioner

If you don't have an air conditioner, check out these creative ways to stay cool all summer long.

How to Snuff Out Bad Smells in Your House

Every now and then you'll walk into a room in your home and think to yourself, "What stinks?" Maybe it's...


How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.

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10 Cool Tips for a Garage Refrigerator or Freezer

If you've ever wanted the convenience of a garage or outdoor fridge, here's what you need to know! Click through...


15 Things You Should Think Twice About Donating

Donating unwanted items to a local thrift store is a fantastic way to reclaim space in your home, donate to...


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DIY Furnace Maintenance Will Save A Repair Bill

Save money and increase your heating system's efficiency and comfort by following these simple steps to keep your furnace in...


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DIY Water Heater Testing and Repair

A one-hour DIY repair that will save you the cost of calling the plumber

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Covering Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit

Add a simple plywood cover for winter protection.


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What to Know About Space Heaters

Interested in a space heater for your home, but find the options overwhelming? Here are four basic types of space...


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How to Change a Furnace Filter

Check your filter monthly and change it if needed.


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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.


How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light

Replacing the thermocouple usually does the trick.

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Dishwasher Not Draining: How to Check and Unclog a Dishwasher

Three simple things to check if your dishwasher won't drain completely


How to Flush a Water Heater

Extend the life of your water heater: Learn how to drain water heater fluid and get your water heater running...


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21 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

While rewarding, being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you're not in the know. Here are 21 essential...


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How to Repair a Refrigerator

Fix the most common fridge problems yourself — and save the expense of a service call!


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How To Clean An Air Conditioning Condenser

Keep things cool and save cash by cleaning your AC condenser. Here's how.


How to Install a Ductless Air Conditioner

Installing cooling is surprisingly easy with a mini-split system. Here, we'll show you how to do it yourself.


How to Clean a Room Air Conditioner

A simple cleaning is all it takes to keep your room air conditioner humming.


22 Brainy Ways to Use Dryer Sheets at Home

Who knew dryer sheets had so many uses beyond making laundry smell fresh and feel soft? Here are 22 ways...

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How to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

Keep doing this, and your air conditioner will be around for a LONG time. You'll easily extend its life span...


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How to Avoid Refrigerator Repairs

These six maintenance steps will prevent most refrigerator breakdowns.


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How to Properly Clean an Outdoor Pizza Oven

It only takes a few simple steps to clean an outdoor pizza oven, an easy task when you have the...


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How to Clean a Car Air Filter

Extend the life of your engine air filter and increase your gas mileage by cleaning your air filter with a...


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How to Clean Car Carpet

Learn how to clean car carpet and eliminate old stains and smells for good.


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How to Clean the Inside of a Washing Machine

Time to get this on your cleaning rotation!