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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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How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an air compressor you can do the job yourself and save the service fee.

10 Things To Look for When Buying a Used Boat

A used boat can save you thousands, compared to the cost of a new boat. But, as with a used...


Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


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How to Get Started With Solar Panels in 2022

From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...


The Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.

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What Temperature to Set the Thermostat in the Summer

Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


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Fact or Fiction: Does Driving Without AC Actually Save Gas?

Sure, you can sweat it out without turning on a vehicle's air conditioning. But is it worth the sacrifice?

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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation

The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...


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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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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


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9 Air Conditioner Myths You Really Need to Stop Believing

No, your air conditioner is not going to give you a cold. Learn what other AC myths you can stop...

Save Money with a High-Tech Thermostat

Use a two-stage thermostat with a two-stage furnace to save on your heating bill