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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....


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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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,...


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.

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What You Need to Know About Installing a Furnace in Your Attic

If you're looking to increase livable space in your home, consider moving the furnace into the attic. This installation is...


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Deals We Love: Air Movers

These two air-movement tools from Hart provide durability and portability for DIYers with busy lives.

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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.


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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.


Don’t Let Your Home Make Your Fall Allergies Worse

Just because you're waving goodbye to summer doesn't mean hay fever goes with it. Here's how to allergy-proof every room...


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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...

Everything to Know About Ductless Mini Splits

Whether you’re finishing a basement area, adding new space or just upgrading your home’s HVAC system, you owe it to...


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.


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Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

Install a new dryer vent cover in about 30 minutes


Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms

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Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

Clean lint from the dryer exhaust duct quickly and easily


Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...


Second Hand for Plywood Cutting

Check out this clever workshop tip!


Stowable Spray Booth

Make a reusable spray booth that's easy to store.


Thick-Skinned Sandpaper

Reader Maggi Thomas sent us a cool sanding tip. Put duct tape on the back of sandpaper and cut it...


At the End of Your Nylon Rope?

Here’s another smart way to keep nylon rope from fraying when you cut it. Firmly wrap three turns of duct...