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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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Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....


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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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


What You Need to Know About Foam Board Insulation

Foam board insulation is easy to use and is a great DIY way to add some insulation. It comes in...


Common Types of Insulation, and When to Use Them

Here are the most common types of insulation and when you might use them.

What’s the Difference Between Pink, Yellow and Green Insulation?

The difference between pink, yellow and green insulation.


How To Strip Wire the Safe Way

When stripping insulation from wiring, you might be tempted to use the cutting jaws on lineman’s pliers instead use a...


Easy Knob-and-Tube Insulation Fix

The insulation on knob-and-tube wiring gets brittle with age. When you’re working with it, the insulation may just crumble in...


How Liquid Electrical Tape Can Rescue Your Broken Phone Charger

Charger cables for cell phones usually last only a few years before the insulation starts fraying on the ends. Replacement cables...

Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

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



How to Fix Sweating Pipes

A simple way to prevent condensation on cold water pipes in humid weather.