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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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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.

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....


13 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without an Air Conditioner

If you don't have an air conditioner, check out these creative ways to stay cool all summer long.


How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.


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DIY Furnace Maintenance Will Save A Repair Bill

Save money and increase your heating system's efficiency and comfort by following these simple steps to keep your furnace in...

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DIY Water Heater Testing and Repair

A one-hour DIY repair that will save you the cost of calling the plumber


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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...

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Deals We Love: Smart Home Devices

Controlling entry into your home and lighting from anywhere provides convenience and peace of mind.


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How to Change a Furnace Filter

Check your filter monthly and change it if needed.


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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.


How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light

Replacing the thermocouple usually does the trick.

How to Flush a Water Heater

Extend the life of your water heater: Learn how to drain water heater fluid and get your water heater running...


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Recognizing and Correcting Common Bath Fan Problems

A bath fan that isn’t installed properly can cause more damage than no fan at all. But here’s the good...


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Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Keep a cool head with these tips for selecting and buying ceiling fans.


How to Install a Ductless Air Conditioner

Installing cooling is surprisingly easy with a mini-split system. Here, we'll show you how to do it yourself.


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How to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

Keep doing this, and your air conditioner will be around for a LONG time. You'll easily extend its life span...

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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


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How to Extend Your Water Heater’s Lifespan

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing and extends your water heater's lifespan.


How to Choose the Right Water Softener

How to Choose a Water Softener How to Size a Water Softener


Water Heater Venting Fixes

Use a reducer to solve a water heater vent size problem


How to Regulate the Hot Water Heater

Install temperature regulating valves without tearing up the bathtub wall


Water Heater Installation

Replace it yourself and save hundreds of dollars!


Fix a Water Softener

Try these three solutions when your water softener begins to fail


How to Install a Power-Vented Water Heater

Power vents simplify a gas hot water heater installation

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DIY Water Heater Installation

When your water heater begins to leak, you have to install a new one fast.


How to Plumb a Water Softener

Branch off cold water lines to outdoor faucets before running the cold water through the water softening system.


Replace a Water Softener Resin Bed

Do it yourself and save the $150 service fee


Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair


Choosing a New Water Heater

New technology can save energy and money