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Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.

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    How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

    Adding a new light or receptacle to your garage or basement is easier than you think.

    I Tried the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier and Noticed Less Dust Around My House

    Curious about all the hype around air purifiers? We tested one popular model that purifies over 2,500 square...


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    Understanding the Different Parts of a Furnace

    Your furnace's job is keeping you warm. Get to know the parts of a furnace so it will do that...


    How To Maintain Your Well Water System

    From the wellhead and pump to the pressure tank and contaminant testing, here's what to know to keep your well...


    How To Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

    Discover how to troubleshoot and repair a wobbly fan with these easy-to-follow steps.

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    What Does a Furnace Pressure Switch Do?

    Get to know this hard-working safety switch in your gas-powered furnace.


    What Is a Furnace Inducer Motor and Why Is It Important?

    The inducer motor is a necessary component of modern, gas-powered, high-efficiency furnaces. If it's not working, the furnace won't start.

    The Lasko Portable Space Heater Is a Permanent Winter Fixture in My Bathroom

    Take the chill off with the powerful, yet compact, Lasko portable space heater.


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    What Is a Furnace Heat Exchanger and Why Is It Important?

    A furnace heat exchanger keeps dangerous gases out of the air circulating in the building. It's a must-have on any...


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    Boilers vs. Furnaces: What’s the Difference?

    Boilers and furnaces use fuel or electricity to heat a building, but they work differently. Here's what you need to...


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    How Much Will It Cost to Replace a Furnace Blower Motor?

    Keep your HVAC system running efficiently with our expert insights on furnace blower motor replacements costs.

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    Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

    Don't panic! Learn what might be causing this troubling issue, what you can do about it and when to call...


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    Why Did My Furnace Pilot Light Go Out and How Do I Relight It?

    Learn all about your furnace pilot light — where it is, what it does, and how to troubleshoot the most...


    7 Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Don't ignore this silent killer.


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    Fluorescent Lights: What Are They and How Do They Work?

    How much do you know about these workhorses of the lighting industry?


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    How To Change a Dirty Furnace Filter

    Changing a furnace filter regularly will improve your heating in the winter and your air conditioning in the summer.

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    What Is a Furnace Tune-Up?

    Some HVAC pros prefer to call it routine maintenance. Whatever you call a tune-up, it keeps your furnace in top...


    How To Turn on a Water Heater and Adjust Its Temperature

    Let’s dig into how to turn on a water heater, whether gas or electric, and when it might be time...


    The Mr. Heater Garage Heater Allows You to Use Your Workshop All Year Long

    If you’re looking for the best way to keep the chill off while working in your workshop or...


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    5 Types of Furnaces

    Here's the lowdown on the most common types of furnaces found in U.S. homes, and how to identify them.


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    How Electrical Code Requirements for Kitchen Islands Have Changed

    The 2023 National Electrical Code brought changes to rules regarding electrical receptacle outlets on kitchen islands. Learn about them from...


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    Is It Bad to Block a Return Air Vent?

    Discover the importance of an open return air vent to your home's forced air HVAC system.


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    Wire Gauge Sizes: What You Need To Know

    Wire gauge is a measure of wire thickness. Don't let the fact that the gauge number goes up as thickness...


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    How To Use Task Lighting Effectively

    Task lighting brightens your work and reduces eye strain. Here's how DIYers can make best use of it in the...


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    Is Solid-State Electricity the Future of Home Electricity?

    One of the largest infrastructures on the planet might be getting an overhaul. Here's how solid-state electricity could impact your...

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    Do You Need a Home Battery Backup System?

    If the power goes out or your electric bill rises, a backup battery system be a lifesaver. Here's how to...


    Should You Leave a Window Open in the Winter?

    It's freezing out. Do you open a window? Experts weigh in on this controversial practice.


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    How To Fix Kinks in PEX Pipes

    Got a plumbing job ahead? PEX pipes make things easier, and learning the various ways to fix kinks is a...


    What To Know About PEX Pipe Connections

    Have a plumbing job coming up? PEX pipe is well worth considering, and learning how PEX connections work is the...


    7 Best Garage Air Conditioners of 2023

    Discover the best garage air conditioning solutions to fit your needs, including portable, window-mount, mini-split and swamp cooler systems.


    The 10 Best Garage Fan Picks to Keep You Cool During Hot Months

    When temps rise from steamy to sweltering, staying cool is essential. Add one of these best garage fan options to...