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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 heaters and how to choose one.

Installing a Single-Pole Smart Light Switch

Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


How to Repair a Broken Pipe in Your Home

A quick and easy, no-soldering fix for your burst pipe.


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Signs of Frozen Pipes (And How to Unfreeze Them)

As temps drop, your risk of a frozen pipe increases. Read on for all you need to know about preventing...

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How to Change a Furnace Filter

Check your filter monthly and change it if needed.


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How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast

Stop fluorescent lights from flickering and humming with a new ballast.


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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.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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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How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.


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How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.

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Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation

We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle...


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.


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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...


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How to Replace a Light Fixture

Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.


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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


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How to Winterize Your Home in a Weekend

Have you been putting off winterizing your home? Here are a few small-ish items that you can probably accomplish in...


How To Install Electric Heaters

Learn about running a separate electrical circuit for the heater, running cables, plus how to size the electric heater for...


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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...

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How to Extend Your Water Heater’s Lifespan

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing and extends your water heater's lifespan.


How to Safely Dispose of Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Safely dispose of CFL bulbs through retail stores and collection sites and safely clean up any broken bulbs.


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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


How to Choose the Right Water Softener

How to Choose a Water Softener How to Size a Water Softener


How Do I Know if I Have Frozen Pipes and How Can I Stop It?

Frozen pipes are a headache no one wants to deal with. Here's how to prevent and spot frozen pipes, as...


The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last a lifetime.