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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....


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The Trouble with Whole House Humidifiers

Whole-house humidifiers make dry, brutal winters far more comfortable indoors. Unfortunately, the cons of a manual humidifier may out weigh...


Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Don't be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance...


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What is R-Value and What Do You Need to Know About it

As the weather changes and thermostats are set up or down, the R-value of your home’s shell plays a critical...

Why You Should do a Home Air Quality Test

Learn the reasons you should do a home air quality test.


13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

These innocent-seeming habits could be making you and your family sick—really sick.

5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter

My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like the idea of an easy exchange...


Beat the Heat and Cut Cooling Costs

To save on cooling costs, install simple shutters to block the afternoon sun.


These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

It certainly is nice to have warmer weather, but it’s never nice to have an uncomfortably hot home. If you’re...


Top 10 Products You’re Going to Want to Buy Before Summer Hits

Don't wait until it's too hot to function. Now's the time to purchase these cooling devices so you're ready for...

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In Multi-Generational Homes, Some Like It Hot—But Some Not

The solution? Fujitsu General’s energy-efficient Mini-split technology, which lets everyone from grandma to youngsters control the temperature in their rooms—no...


12 Alternative Ideas for Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

AC not quite cutting it? Here are 12 ways to help keep your home cool when the temperatures rises.


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.


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....


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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...

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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9 Best Electric Baseboard Heaters

Looking for an electric baseboard heater but can't decide which is best for you? Discover the best baseboard heaters in...


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What to Know About Patio Misting Systems

If you're looking for an affordable and efficient way to stay cool this summer, learn how outdoor mist cooling systems...


How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.


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6 Repair Tips for Patio Heaters

Is your patio heater malfunctioning? These six repairs fix the most common problems people have with their patio heaters.


Why Amazon Reviewers Love this HEPA Air Purifier

Say hello to this fan-favorite HEPA air purifier and you’ll be saying goodbye to germs, allergens and indoor air pollutants.


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What You Need to Know About Underground Oil Tanks

Underground oil tanks are hidden hazards that could end up costing a homeowner big-time. The more you know up front,...


10 Products to Help You Stay Warm This Winter

These high-tech items will keep you warm and snug all season long.

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10 Myths About Saving Energy at Home

Reap the rewards of energy savings by ignoring these myths.


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7 Best Gas Fireplaces Inserts

Gas fireplace inserts deliver warmth with ease of operation. Read on to learn which of these standouts may be the...


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8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.


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Is a Wood Burning Stove Right for Your Home?

Like the idea of heating your home with wood? Wood burning stoves can be a beautiful thing. Learn what they...


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Electric Baseboard Heater Buying Guide

Want to upgrade your noisy, under-powered electric heater? Discover what electric baseboard heaters have to offer, and whether they're right...


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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

If you need to purchase a gas-burning forced-air furnace but aren't sure how they work, here's what you need to...