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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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Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


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The Best Furnace Filters to Buy

Find the best balance of airflow and efficient filtration


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10 Things You Should Know When Using Electric Space Heaters

When the temperature drops, a portable space heater can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for your home. One...


All About Mini-Split Systems

A mini-split system can be mounted anywhere and is an economical alternative for ductless homes.


Allergies: Filtering Out Pollen With Furnace Filters

Let fresh air in, keep dust and pollen out


How to Heat a Garage

Choose a forced-air garage heater or a low-intensity infrared heater to make your garage warm and comfortable.


New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.

The Easiest Way to Replace a Furnace Filter

Furnace filters are often hard to get hold of. Before installing them, I make a “grip tab”


How to Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.


How to Install Ceiling Fans

It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.


No Hot Water? Restore It Yourself

No more hot water? You may need a new thermocouple.


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How to Adjust Your Water Heater’s Temperature

Be safe—keep the water heater temperature setting at 120 degrees F.


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Simple Furnace Fixes

If you suspect furnace problems, try these 8 quick furnace fixes you can do yourself before calling a pro.


Water Around Furnace Means Clogged Condensate Drain

Get the water out of a clogged condensate drain with a few simple steps.


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Deep Cold? Make Sure You Check These Furnace Issues

Stay warm in the midst of a deep freeze by checking these furnace issues.

13 Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

We all know that water expands when it freezes. That’s not a problem with the ice cubes in your freezer,...


How to Fix a Leaking Water Heater

Simple solutions for common water heater leaks.


How to Replace a Water Heater Thermocouple

Save your hot water heater with a new thermocouple!


How to Install a Duct Booster Fan

Fine tune your heating and cooling system


How to Buy Furnace Filters at The Home Depot

Filters that The Home Depot sells have a rating system called “FPR,” which stands for Filter Protection Rating, and is...

How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.



5 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Changing a Furnace Filter

If you're negligent about replacing your furnace filter regularly, listen up. It's not only costing you clean indoor air, you'll...


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Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

Install a new dryer vent cover in about 30 minutes


Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms


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Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

Clean lint from the dryer exhaust duct quickly and easily