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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. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

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Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring


20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


100 Home Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

You may think some home repairs are out of your league, but even beginner DIYers can handle many of these...


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...

How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.


How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

A fresh new look for your bathroom.

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.


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


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Signs of Frozen Pipes (And How to Unfreeze Them)

As temps drop, your risk of a frozen pipe increases. Read on for all you need to know about preventing...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.

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Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation

We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle...


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How to Replace a Light Fixture

Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.


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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


Soldering Copper Pipe

Tips and techniques you need to know


How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.

Home Air Cooling Tips

Six strategies for keeping your home cool


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30 Spring Cleaning Tasks to Add to Your Checklist

Start thinking of spring cleaning as the calendar turns a page. Develop a plan with these tips on what to...


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Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

Clean lint from the dryer exhaust duct quickly and easily


How to Double the Life of Your Furnace

Follow these tips and you can actually keep your furnace going for twice as long!


Toilet Shopping Tips

Want to buy a new toilet? There are an array of options. We offer these tips for the next time...


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...


Thermostat Not Working?

Here are some tips to try to get the right temperature


Tips on Choosing a Faucet

Style is critical, but don't forget about practical factors

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Soldering Tips

Don't let leaky pipes dampen your day


How to Run Wire Through a Wall to Avoid Water Leaks

Tips for a trouble-free installation


What is PEX? Plus Tips for Using PEX

Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask


Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks

Here are nine of our favorite simple tricks and tips to save you plumbing headaches around the house.



Save Money with a High-Tech Thermostat

Use a two-stage thermostat with a two-stage furnace to save on your heating bill