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Firewood Measurements: What Do They Mean?

Do you need a full cord or just a half-pallet this winter? Understanding what firewood measurements mean will help you make the right choice.

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How Much Firewood Will I Need This Winter?

Whether heating your home or enjoying cozy fires in your indoor or outdoor fireplace, figure out how much firewood you'll...


How to Stack and Store Firewood

Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.


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Best Firewood for Heating

If you heat your home or vacation cabin with wood or you're thinking of converting to wood heat, here are...


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4 Great Ways To Split Firewood

Heating your home or cottage with wood takes a steady supply of split logs. Our expert offers advice for DIYers...

Gas vs. Electric: Which Fireplace Is Best for Your Home?

Choosing between gas and electric fireplaces can be tricky. We'll run down their pros and cons to help you decide...


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8 Ceiling Fan Parts and Accessories

Whether you’re installing a new fan or fixing an old one, these are the parts you need to know.

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Why Is My Ceiling Fan Making Noise?

Is your ceiling fan making noise? If so and it's one of these five noises, the fixes are simple. Here's...


Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


5 Best Window Fans of 2022

Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


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8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.

Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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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....


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....


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The Best Gas Fireplaces Inserts of 2022

Gas fireplace inserts deliver warmth with ease of operation. Read on to learn which of these standouts may be the...

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Is a Wood Burning Stove Right for Your Home?

Like the idea of heating your home with wood? Wood burning stoves can be a beautiful thing. Learn what they...


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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How to Install a Gas Fireplace

Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace


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Guide to Gas Fireplace Inserts

Tired of dealing with the constant mess and maintenance of your wood-burning fireplace? Consider whether a gas fireplace insert is...


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before You Cozy Up to the Fireplace

It's that time of year again! If you have a fireplace, here's a quick way to tell if your chimney...


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Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Keep a cool head with these tips for selecting and buying ceiling fans.

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Which Direction Should My Ceiling Fan Spin?

Help your home stay cool in summer or warm in winter just by flipping a switch.


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8 Styles of Ceiling Fans to Beat the Heat

Considering a ceiling fan to help with your summer cooling? Check out your options before making your selection with help...


10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls

Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.


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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


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...


How to Install Ceiling Fans

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