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      How To Protect Your Home From Lightning Strikes

      Installing preventative measures that provide lightning protection will save you money in the long run.

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      These Tricks Will Save You When Your Key Fob Dies

      Don't panic if your key fob dies and you don't have a replacement battery. These little-known methods will get you...


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      What to Know About Wall Air Conditioners

      Want to cool your home in an efficient and cost effective way? Through-the-wall air conditioners can be a good choice...


      8 Tips to Help Troubleshoot Your HVAC Problems

      You might be able to solve the issue yourself, saving...


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      This Simple Trick Can Refresh Your Entire Home

      Sprays, hanging products, plug-ins, devices masked as home décor — there are hundreds of products geared toward freshening your home....

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      What to Know About Ductless Air Conditioners

      Sleek, efficient and relatively easy to install, a ductless air conditioner or mini-split can quickly cool (or heat) your rooms.


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      Solar Panels: What To Know Before You Buy

      From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...

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      10 Best Pergola Lighting Ideas

      Add some sparkle and glow to your outdoor space with these creative pergola lighting ideas.


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      Why Is My Ceiling Fan Making Noise?

      Is your ceiling fan making noise? If so and it's one of these five noises, the fixes are simple. Here's...


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      New Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

      Is solar technology a good fit for the 21st century homeowner? Here's an overview of traditional and DIY solar options.


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      We Tried It: Kasa Smart Light Switches

      Looking to add smart home functionality to your home without breaking the bank? Kasa smart switches by TP-Link may be...

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      7 Best Laptops for College Students

      The wrong laptop can be detrimental to online quizzes, assignments and classes. These choices are well-suited for a college student’s...


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      5 Best Overall Laptops of 2020

      If you find yourself in need of a new computer, one of these options should work for you.


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      12 Outdoor Fire Pit Lighting Ideas

      Adding to the fire's glow, these fire pit lighting ideas help transform your outdoor living space into a welcoming and...


      Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

      Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


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      How to Design and Install Whole Home Lighting

      Complement natural light with a flexible design.

      50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

      You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home


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      How to Size Your HVAC and Water Heater to Fit Your Home

      Building a home? Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of HVAC system and water heater...


      How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

      Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


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      If Your Lights Are Flickering, This Is What It Could Mean

      Flickering lights are annoying, but are they a big deal? We've got the details about why bulbs sometimes flicker, and...


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      10 Things You Shouldn’t Be Storing on Your Kitchen Countertop

      If you're like most people, you probably use your kitchen counter as a catch-all for various odds and ends, food-related...


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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...


      10 Infomercial Products That Actually Improve Your Home

      You've seen them on TV and wondered, “Do they really work?” Well, these quirky infomercial products happen to be some...


      How to Unclog Anything

      Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...

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      10 Things You Can Buy on Amazon for Less Than a Dollar

      These crazy deals are almost too good to be true.


      Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself

      Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.


      5 Best Window Fans of 2021

      Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


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      Should You Have a Water Alarm In Your Home?

      A water alarm alerts you to leaks in vulnerable places in your home, and can help avert serious — and...


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      Homeowner’s Guide to the Best Outdoor Lighting

      Outdoor lights add warmth, safety and style to your home's overall look. Learn about eight great outdoor lights to consider...


      100 Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

      These are the home tech products we all went gaga over this year.