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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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    8 Candle Warmer Lamps to Illuminate Every Desk and Side Table

    These candle warmer lamps are an excellent way to add light and scent to your home or office.

    I’m Obsessed with this Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Wall Light

    You know it’s time to ditch your crusty, spider-web infested outdoor wall light, right?


    See What’s Really in Your Tap or Well with the Varify Water Test Kit

    Is your water safe? Testing your water at home is as easy as dunking a test strip.


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    How to Fix the Most Common Air Conditioning Repairs Yourself

    Our experts explain how to repair the most common causes of central air conditioning service failures.


    How to Build Faux Basement Windows That Provide Real Light

    This project uses a slim LED light panel mounted in a simple frame to give you light and the illusion...

    4 Ways to Heat a Sauna

    Choosing a heating method is one of the first steps to building a sauna. Here we look at four...


    How to Build a DIY Infrared Sauna

    Get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.

    How To Light Your Home: 10 Types of Light Fixtures

    Upgrading or choosing new light fixtures for your home? This guide will give you the rundown of all of the...


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    Breathe Easier with the Family Handyman Approved Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier

    Concerned about indoor air quality? We tried this Honeywell air purifier and had excellent results.


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    What Is a P-Trap?

    Curious about P-traps, how they function and what to look for when you buy one? Here's what you need to...


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    What To Know About Rerouting a Water Shutoff Valve

    Where's that water shutoff valve when you need it? Avoid flooding disasters and make repairs easier by putting it where...

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    7 Types of Ceiling Lights To Upgrade Your Home

    Upgrade your ceiling lights and see what an impact it has on the overall look and feel of your home.


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    Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Old TV Cables

    There are some benefits to keeping those old coaxial and ethernet cables.


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    Tips for Choosing the Best Bedroom Lighting

    Make your bedroom a sanctuary — one that has functional, useful and decorative lighting — with these nine expert tips.


    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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    9 Best Kitchen Light Fixtures

    Make your kitchen warm, inviting and tailored to the tasks at hand with these best-of kitchen light fixtures.

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    The Best Bedroom Ceiling Lights

    The bedroom of your dreams awaits. Set the mood with just the right light.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


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    What To Know About Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

    To better protect your home and family from the devastation of a fire, consider investing in a residential fire sprinkler...


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    Bathroom Light Fixtures Buying Guide

    Bathroom lighting merits as much attention as in any other room. For safety, utility and relaxation, choose bathroom light fixtures...


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    We Tried It: Flo By Moen Smart Water Valve

    Ready to learn about your water usage and save money? The Flo by Moen smart water valve might be just...


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    What Is a Sump Pump?

    Standing water in your home can lead to structural problems and health hazards. One solution is a sump pump.


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    10 Best Pendant Light Fixtures for Your Home

    From a Mobius loop of acrylic to pastel matte metal, the latest in lighting is here. Check out these 10...


    How To Replace the Heating Element in an Electric Oven

    Electric oven heating element replacement is a surprisingly simply DIY fix. Here's everything you need to know.


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    10 Kitchen Lighting Design Ideas

    Add brightness and style to your kitchen with these lighting ideas from Instagram.

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    Buyer’s Guide to LED Lights For the Bedroom

    The right LED lighting in the bedroom can create an inviting atmosphere that promotes calm, relaxation and, of course, sleep.


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    Hot Water Recirculating Pump: What To Know Before You Buy

    Say goodbye to waiting for hot water. A hot water recirculating pump provides a warm shower on demand.


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    We Tried It: Aura Air Purifier

    Monitor and clean you air with one device. The Aura Air does it all!


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    10 Best Recessed Lights to Buy for Your Home

    Recessed lights can be used to provide ambiance or accent illumination. If you're in the market, here's a roundup of...


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    Light Bulb Buyer’s Guide

    LEDs are in. Incandescents are out. Here's everything else you need to know about choosing light bulb types for your...


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    The 8 Best Under Cabinet Lighting Options of 2023

    The best under cabinet lighting fixtures transform dim, dull countertops into a bright and welcoming workspace.