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      10 Products to Help You Stay Warm This Winter

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


      10 Products You Can Buy at Home Centers That Actually Violate Building Code

      As a DIYer, you need to know which products meet building code and which ones will fail an inspection. These...


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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...


      Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know

      Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring...


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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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      6 Things Plumbers ALWAYS Do In Their Own Homes

      Plumbers say keeping up on a few basic tasks and best practices is the secret to a well-maintained, fully-functioning home...


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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...


      15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

      "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is not the philosophy to live by when you're a homeowner. The plumbing...


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      Types of Air Fresheners and the Odors They Best Treat

      Sprays, solids, candles — not all air fresheners are created equal. Find out how different types work to combat common...


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      The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You

      These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on things a plumber will never...


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      What Is the Best Temperature to Set Your House Thermostat in Winter?

      Heating the home during winter is crucial to comfy living. Learn what the best temperature is to set your thermostat...


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      Hydronic Baseboard Heater Buying Guide

      Do you like the idea of baseboard heaters, but prefer something more energy efficient? Hydronic baseboard heaters might be for...


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      8 Best Air Quality Monitors for 2021

      Before you buy an indoor air quality monitor, do some research. We're here to help, with our list of the...

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      5 Top Myths About Septic Systems

      There's a lot of misinformation out there about septic systems. Here's what you need to know.


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      8 Best Home Security Lights

      Don't be left in the dark! You'll know exactly what's going on around your home when you invest in top-rated...


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      Complete Guide to a Wall Furnace

      Looking for a simple, reliable, space-saving heat source? Consider a wall furnace. Get to know them and decide if one...


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      13 Things Your Electrician Wants You to Know

      Almost every home uses electric service to one degree or another. And sooner or later, something is going to go...


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      The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

      You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a...

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      Should You Have Air Quality Monitors in Your Home?

      An indoor air quality monitor can detect dangerous gases, chemicals and particulates in your home. Find out how they work...


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      What to Know About Types Of Baseboard Heaters

      Baseboard heaters offer powerful, versatile home heating. Discover the two main types of baseboard heaters, and learn which one may...


      12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

      Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...


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      Choosing Your Best Home Heating System

      Find the best heating system for your home by learning what's available and how they compare.


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      Things I Wish I Knew Before Replacing My Furnace

      No one wants to replace a furnace. Before it's that time, learn from someone else's experience and possibly save money...


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      What to Know About HSPF Ratings

      Buying a new heat pump but don't know HSPF means? Discover what HSPF is, why it's important and how it...