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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Is your furnace blowing cold air? Here are some troubleshooting tips and simple DIY repairs for the most common causes for cold air from a furnace.

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Rewiring a House: How To Hire a Pro

Rewiring a house is a major undertaking. An electrical inspector offers tips on hiring the right pro for the...


How Long Do Sump Pumps Last?

Sump pumps reliably last from seven to 10 years, but often much longer with maintenance. Be sure to monitor your...


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Here’s How to Keep Pipes From Freezing This Winter

Preventing frozen pipes is easy. Repairing the damage from frozen pipes that burst is not.


How to Build an Infrared Sauna

Get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.

How to Install a Window Air Conditioner

Installing a window air conditioner is an easy way to keep your cool.


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...

Are Electric Heated Blankets Safe?

Electric blankets have a reputation for being unsafe. But is it earned?


Boost Your Furnace Output With This Simple Trick

If you have a room that’s always a little colder in the winter or warmer in the summer, try this...


10 Things To Look for When Buying a Used Boat

A used boat can save you thousands, compared to the cost of a new boat. But, as with a used...


Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!

Troubleshooting: How to Fix a Light

Have a broken light but don't know why it doesn't work? Get to the bottom of it! Follow these tips...


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....


10 Silent Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

Worried your A/C unit is nearing its final rest? Here are some telltale signs your air conditioner is failing.


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.

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Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring


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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter

My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like the idea of an easy exchange...


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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21 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Home Cooling Tips

Whether you have a whole-house or one-room air conditioner, don't make it work harder than it should. Follow these tips...


How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.


How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


Choosing the Right Backup Power Generator for Emergencies

It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...


Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment

We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.

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Products Sold at Home Centers That Actually Violate Building Code

As a DIYer, you need to know which products meet building code and which ones will fail an inspection. These...


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11 Myths About Saving Energy at Home

Reap the rewards of energy savings by ignoring these myths.


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15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

Some of these hidden home dangers aren't easy to spot. Keep tabs on these problem areas to solve issues before...


12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...


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16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room That Actually Work

Learn how to warm up a room without using a plug-in electric heater. Consider built-in radiant floor or ceiling heating,...


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19 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work

Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.