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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 heaters and how to choose one.

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...


Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

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


How to Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

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

How to Install Ceiling Fans

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


How to Install a Duct Booster Fan

Fine tune your heating and cooling system

How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.


Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms


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How to Install a Ceiling Fan Mounting Bracket

The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling...


Installing a Garage Air Conditioner

Wrenching on a car or doing a project in a sweltering garage is no fun. A garage A/C does the...

How to Choose the Best Whole House Fan for Your Home

A time-tested cooling solution that uses 90% less energy than your air conditioner