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A Grand Tour of the Family Handyman Getaway

Take a look inside the Family Handyman Getaway vacation home.

Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


5 Best Window Fans of 2021

Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


5 Highest-Paying States for Masonry Contractors

Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional masonry contractor salaries across the U.S.


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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....

Thryv Hosting Free Virtual Seminar for HVAC Pros

Calling all HVAC pros! Join this free seminar to boost your business or career.


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.

Makita’s Line of Cordless Pro Cleaning Tools

Everything you need to know about Makita's new line of cordless, pro-grade cleaning tools.


How 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.


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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.

15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is not the philosophy to live by when you're a homeowner. The plumbing...


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How and Why to Vacuum the Furnace

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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Covering Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit

Add a simple plywood cover for winter protection.


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10 Space Heater Safety Tips for Your Home

Space heaters can boost home warmth, but they can cause fires if you aren't careful. Here are 10 space heater...

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The Best Space Heater for Every Room

We reviewed top research on space heaters as well as ratings and reviews. Use this guide to find the best...


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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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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.

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Why Isn’t My Central Air Conditioner Blowing Cold Air?

Has your central AC stopped blowing cold air? Here are some simple troubleshooting steps to take before you make a...


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Which Direction Should My Ceiling Fan Spin?

Help your home stay cool in summer or warm in winter just by flipping a switch.


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Central Air Conditioning

A central air conditioner can make a home comfortable in almost any climate, no matter how hot and muggy it...


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.


How to Clean a Room Air Conditioner

A simple cleaning is all it takes to keep your room air conditioner humming.


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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...