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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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Fluorescent Light Problems and Repair

Cure flickering fluorescent lights in minutes


Test Batteries With a Multitester

Find out fast if a household battery is still good


Control Garage Electrical Devices Remotely

Control appliances and lights from anywhere in the house


Water Softener Problems

Here's how to fix a broken water softener


Bad TV Reception? Here’s One Fix

New coax connections can make a big difference


Running Underground Cable

Run electrical cable in PVC conduit at least 12 inches deep in the ground.


How to Wire a Light Socket

For safety, wire your lamps correctly


In-Wall Surge Protectors and Surge Suppression Receptacles

Protect new appliances from voltage spikes

How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

You probably already know how to reset a circuit breaker, but what about your kids or baby-sitter? Use this tutorial...


Water Softener Installation: How and When to Rebuild

Water softener installation and repair is easier than it looks



Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours


Remote Control Devices for Electrical Outlets and Appliances

Control all your appliances and lights with a central Z-wave remote control device.


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Choosing Furnace Filters

How to choose the best filter for your furnace


Home Audio Installation: Install a Whole-House Audio System

Run wire and install speakers and distribution modules so that you can control music by remote control throughout the house.


How to Repair or Replace Defective Water Heater Dip Tubes

Check your water heater in case you have a defective dip tube.

How to Wire a Garage (Unfinished)

How to add outlets and lights to an unfinished garage.


How to Save on Heating Costs in an Apartment

Is your apartment uncomfortably cold in the winter? Here's how to warm it up without increasing your energy bill.


5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your Yard

Don't sweat that boxy A/C unit. Here's how to put it out of sight and out of mind.


How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a houseful of overnight guests or...