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    5 Types of Circuit Breakers

    Circuit breakers protect our lives and property from dangerous electrical situations. Here's what you need to know about these critical devices.

    More Than One Million Breaker Boxes Recalled Because of Fire Hazard

    The recall is due to the threat of "thermal burn and fire hazards."


    What’s a Bladeless Ceiling Fan and Does It Really Work?

    Ever hear of a bladeless ceiling fan?  Neither had I.  So we tried one out, and I have to say...


    Homeowner’s Guide To Path Lighting

    Unlike other landscape lights, path lights have a singular purpose: to light the path. Here's a rundown of the solar...


    What to Know About Air Duct Cleaning

    What does an air duct cleaning entail? A professional discusses what to expect with this process.

    8 Best Solar Path Lights

    Functional and eco-friendly, here are the best solar path lights to help you find your way around at night.


    What Is UL Listed and Why Does It Matter?

    UL is the gold standard of safety and compliance testing, but what is UL listed? Family Handyman breaks it down.

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    Brighten Up Any Project with the Family Handyman Approved Nebo Omni 2k Work Light

    Looking for an addition to your toolbox that shines? Try the compact, bright and long-lasting Nebo Omni 2k work light.


    What to Know About Indoor Allergens

    Allergies come from more than just outdoor pollen. The dust inside your home can contribute just as much to allergy...


    How To Light Your Home: 10 Types of Light Fixtures

    Upgrading or choosing new light fixtures for your home? This guide will give you the rundown of all of the...


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    Breathe Easier with the Family Handyman Approved Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier

    Concerned about indoor air quality? We tried this Honeywell air purifier and had excellent results.

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    What Is a P-Trap?

    Curious about P-traps, how they function and what to look for when you buy one? Here's what you need to...


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    What To Know About Rerouting a Water Shutoff Valve

    Where's that water shutoff valve when you need it? Avoid flooding disasters and make repairs easier by putting it where...


    13 Flashlight Tips and Tricks

    Flashlights do more than brighten up a dark room. Here are some brilliant flashlight tips and tricks that just might...


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    7 Types of Ceiling Lights To Upgrade Your Home

    Upgrade your ceiling lights and see what an impact it has on the overall look and feel of your home.


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    Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Old TV Cables

    There are some benefits to keeping those old coaxial and ethernet cables.

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    Tips for Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Bedroom

    Make your bedroom a sanctuary — one that has functional, useful and decorative lighting — with these nine expert tips.


    How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works

    If you want to add an addition but your furnace can't handle the additional load, think about installing hydronic radiant...


    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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    9 Best Kitchen Light Fixtures

    Make your kitchen warm, inviting and tailored to the tasks at hand with these best-of kitchen light fixtures.


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    The Best Bedroom Ceiling Lights

    The bedroom of your dreams awaits. Set the mood with just the right light.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


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    What To Know About Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

    To better protect your home and family from the devastation of a fire, consider investing in a residential fire sprinkler...


    How to Choose Dining Room Light Fixtures

    Want to give your dining room a new look? Something simple like a new light fixture can make a huge...

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    Bathroom Light Fixtures Buying Guide

    Bathroom lighting merits as much attention as in any other room. For safety, utility and relaxation, choose bathroom light fixtures...


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    We Tried It: Flo By Moen Smart Water Valve

    Ready to learn about your water usage and save money? The Flo by Moen smart water valve might be just...


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    What Is a Sump Pump?

    Standing water in your home can lead to structural problems and health hazards. One solution is a sump pump.


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    10 Best Pendant Light Fixtures for Your Home

    From a Mobius loop of acrylic to pastel matte metal, the latest in lighting is here. Check out these 10...


    If Your Car Has No Heat, This Is What It Could Mean

    Driving a car on a cold day with no heat is annoying and a safety hazard. If it's because of...


    New Homeowner’s Guide To Water Heaters

    A water heater accounts for almost 20 percent of a home's energy use! Keep energy efficiency and your hot water...