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      What to Know About Ductless Air Conditioners

      Sleek, efficient and relatively easy to install, a ductless air conditioner or mini-split can quickly cool (or heat) your rooms.

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      Solar Panels: What To Know Before You Buy

      From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...

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      10 Best Pergola Lighting Ideas

      Add some sparkle and glow to your outdoor space with these creative pergola lighting ideas.

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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...

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      New Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

      Is solar technology a good fit for the 21st century homeowner? Here's an overview of traditional and DIY solar options.

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      We Tried It: Kasa Smart Light Switches

      Looking to add smart home functionality to your home without breaking the bank? Kasa smart switches by TP-Link may be...

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      12 Outdoor Fire Pit Lighting Ideas

      Adding to the fire's glow, these fire pit lighting ideas help transform your outdoor living space into a welcoming and...

      Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

      Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!

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      How to Design and Install Whole Home Lighting

      Complement natural light with a flexible design.

      50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

      You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home

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      How to Size Your HVAC and Water Heater to Fit Your Home

      Building a home? Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of HVAC system and water heater...

      How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

      Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!

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      If Your Lights Are Flickering, This Is What It Could Mean

      Flickering lights are annoying, but are they a big deal? We've got the details about why bulbs sometimes flicker, and...

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      What to Know About HSPF Ratings

      Buying a new heat pump but don't know HSPF means? Discover what HSPF is, why it's important and how it...

      10 Infomercial Products That Actually Improve Your Home

      You've seen them on TV and wondered, “Do they really work?” Well, these quirky infomercial products happen to be some...

      How to Unclog Anything

      Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...

      Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself

      Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.

      5 Best Window Fans of 2021

      Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!

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      Should You Have a Water Alarm In Your Home?

      A water alarm alerts you to leaks in vulnerable places in your home, and can help avert serious — and...

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      Homeowner’s Guide to the Best Outdoor Lighting

      Outdoor lights add warmth, safety and style to your home's overall look. Learn about eight great outdoor lights to consider...

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      Tower Fans: What To Know Before You Buy

      Tall, compact tower fans can significantly cool down your rooms when temps soar. Plus, they don't take up much space...

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      8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

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

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      5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump

      A geothermal heat pump can save money on energy but costs a lot to install.

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      5 Best Central Air Conditioners for Your Home

      Considering a central air conditioner purchase? Here are five brands that are known for excellence.

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      Window Air Conditioners: What to Know Before You Buy

      In the market for a window air conditioner? Here are a few key considerations for successfully selecting, installing and maintaining...

      The Pros and Cons of Geothermal Heat Pumps

      Geothermal heat pumps have increasingly become an option for homeowners. Here's what you need to know about geothermal pumps.

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      Best Off-Grid Power Systems for Your Cabin

      If you're contemplating off-grid power for your cabin or summer house, start here to learn the differences between solar, wind...

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      What You Need to Know About Underground Oil Tanks

      Underground oil tanks are hidden hazards that could end up costing a homeowner big-time. The more you know up front,...

      10 Ugly Air Vent Cover Upgrades

      Don't let ugly air vent covers ruin your decor. Check out these great-looking upgrades you can purchase or DIY.

      12 Alternative Ideas for Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

      AC not quite cutting it? Here are 12 ways to help keep your home cool when the temperatures rises.