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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 Choose the Best Wifi Thermostat

Is a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat right for you?


Electric vs. Hydronic Radiant Heat Systems

Heated floors are luxurious and affordable. We'll tell you how to select the best floor-warming system for your home.


Furnace Humidifier not Working? Replace it

Replacing old furnace humidifiers with energy efficient ones is better than repairing them


Furnace Cost Considerations You Need to Know!

Our experts will give you advice to help you decide when you need to replace your furnace as well as...


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Fall Furnace Maintenance Guide

Simple maintenance pays big dividends for comfort, efficiency and safety.


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3 Easy Furnace Repairs

… And 2 repairs to avoid


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How to Hide Wiring: Speaker and Low-Voltage Wire

Ways to hide speaker, telephone, thermostat and other types of low-voltage wiring


How to Connect Old Wiring to a New Light Fixture

Mount an electrical box in a plaster wall

LED Lights for Your Workshop

Get better, brighter workshop lighting by switching from fluorescent bulbs to LEDs.


How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.


Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it

A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But you can replace the...


How to Use a Digital Multimeter and Analog Multimeter

Test batteries, electrical circuits, broken appliances and more with this helpful tool.


Adding a Second Doorbell Chime

Two options for installing extra ringers


Cable and Telephone Wiring

Upgrade communications wiring and hardware for better reception with less interference.


Home Automation DIY System

Switch anything from anywhere


Weird Furnace Smells? This Could be Why!

Here's how to determine if it a minor or major problem.

Once-Important Electrical Knowledge Homeowners Don’t Need to Know Anymore

If you don't use a landline, why would you need to know how to wire a phone jack? See what...


Home Air Cooling Tips

Six strategies for keeping your home cool


What You Should Do with Crowded Electrical Boxes

Double the box size without destroying the wall.



How to Successfully Move Electrical Boxes

Extension rings will do the trick

Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.


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The Best Furnace Filters to Buy

Find the best balance of airflow and efficient filtration


Fix a Sensitive Arc Fault Circuit Breaker

How to diagnose and fix an arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) problem.


Condensate Pump Installation and Repair

A simple fix with save you a headache later


All About Mini-Split Systems

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