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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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 a good cause and give back to your community. But, thrift stores cannot accept everything.

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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 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 Cloth Car Seats

Cleaning cloth car seats is easy — it just takes a little elbow grease and attention to detail with the...

How to Choose the Right Robot Vacuum

There's a lot to love about robot vacuums, the compact, computerized vacuum cleaners that clean floors without any effort on...


Fix a Leaking Frost-Proof Faucet

Check out these fixes for common faucet problems

How to Fix a Leaking Sunroof

Clearing a clogged drain tube will solve the problem


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How to Change Air Filter

Do this 10 minute job yourself and save $30


Car Heater Blowing Cold Air? Check the Blend Door Actuator

As long as your engine is running, there's heat to be had. Try recalibrating the heating system or replacing the...


Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it

A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But you can replace the...

Prevent Mold with the DewStop Bathroom Fan Switch

Keep your bathroom (and house) fresh and dry without wasting energy


Fix Leaks at the Garden Hose Spigot

A worn-out vacuum breaker is usually the culprit


How to Clean a Coffee Maker

Cleaning experts know the secret to perking up any coffee maker: Good, old-fashioned white vinegar.


How To Clean Tile Floors

Tile floors are easy to keep clean because all you need to do is regularly sweep or vacuum them, plus...


Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast

Upgrading Your Garage Workshop

Five great garage improvements that don't cost a fortune


How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

The most efficient tips on how to clean a bathroom exhaust fan.


You Can Clean Your Microwave Using These Three Simple Pantry Items

Built-up grease and grime from using your microwave every day? Here's how to clean it using three pantry items.


Venting Exhaust Fans Through the Roof

Vent an exhaust fan the correct way— through a roof hood.


New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.


How to Improve Toilet Performance

Toilet technology puts an end to the double flush


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How to Clean Your Vacuum

You use your vacuum to clean up messes around the house, but there comes a time when your vacuum itself...


How to Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.

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How to Install Ceiling Fans

It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.


How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan: Ceiling Fan Repair

Repair your wobbly ceiling fan so that it works like new


Vacuum Cleaner Repair: Clean Out Clogs

Three simple ways to unclog your vacuum.


How to Install a Duct Booster Fan

Fine tune your heating and cooling system


How to Replace a Vacuum Cleaner Belt

Complete this simple task in 30 minutes


How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.