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    There’s a Right Way to Set Your Air Conditioner—Here’s How

    Protect your air conditioner, the power grid and our planet with these tips.

    How to Hide TV Wires

    Easily hide TV wires without cutting into your drywall.

    Should You Leave a Window Open in the Winter?

    It's freezing out. Do you open a window? Experts weigh in on this controversial practice.

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    What to Know About Patio Misting Systems

    If you're looking for an affordable and efficient way to stay cool this summer, learn how outdoor mist cooling systems...

    What Is Forced Air Heating?

    If you have a thermostat and vents through which warm air blows, you have a forced air heating system. It's...

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    How To Set Up a Surround Sound System for Any Space

    A surround sound system can really elevate game day and movie night. Here's how to set it up in your...

    How To Choose a New Water Heater

    Thinking of getting a new gas, electric, or hybrid water heater? Here's a rundown on today's most common choices.

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    How to Recharge a Car AC

    Complete a car AC recharge in just 30 minutes with a special recharging kit. Plus, find out the environmental impact...

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    What Is a Ball Valve and Why Should I Use Them In My Home?

    Replacing your old water supply shutoff valves with quarter-turn ball valves is easy, and makes your other plumbing repairs go...

    How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

    Adding a new light or receptacle to your garage or basement is easier than you think.

    I Tried the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier and Noticed Less Dust Around My House

    Curious about all the hype around air purifiers? We tested one popular model that purifies over 2,500 square...

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    Understanding the Different Parts of a Furnace

    Your furnace's job is keeping you warm. Get to know the parts of a furnace so it will do that...

    How To Maintain Your Well Water System

    From the wellhead and pump to the pressure tank and contaminant testing, here's what to know to keep your well...

    We Tried this New Sylvox Bathroom TV Mirror and Fell in Love – Here’s Why You Might, Too

    We tried this waterproof bathroom TV mirror and fell in love with its sophisticated look and smart connectivity.

    How To Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

    Discover how to troubleshoot and repair a wobbly fan with these easy-to-follow steps.

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    What Does a Furnace Pressure Switch Do?

    Get to know this hard-working safety switch in your gas-powered furnace.

    What Is a Furnace Inducer Motor and Why Is It Important?

    The inducer motor is a necessary component of modern, gas-powered, high-efficiency furnaces. If it's not working, the furnace won't start.

    The Lasko Portable Space Heater Is a Permanent Winter Fixture in My Bathroom

    Take the chill off with the powerful, yet compact, Lasko portable space heater.

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    What Is a Furnace Heat Exchanger and Why Is It Important?

    A furnace heat exchanger keeps dangerous gases out of the air circulating in the building. It's a must-have on any...

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    Boilers vs. Furnaces: What’s the Difference?

    Boilers and furnaces use fuel or electricity to heat a building, but they work differently. Here's what you need to...

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    How Much Will It Cost to Replace a Furnace Blower Motor?

    Keep your HVAC system running efficiently with our expert insights on furnace blower motor replacements costs.

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    Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

    Don't panic! Learn what might be causing this troubling issue, what you can do about it and when to call...

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    Why Did My Furnace Pilot Light Go Out and How Do I Relight It?

    Learn all about your furnace pilot light — where it is, what it does, and how to troubleshoot the most...

    7 Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Don't ignore this silent killer.

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    6 Smart Home Frequent Issues and How To Fix Them

    Discover expert-guided solutions to smart home device problems you're likely to encounter.

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    4 Light Bulb Base Types To Know About

    It's important to get the right base!

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    Fluorescent Lights: What Are They and How Do They Work?

    How much do you know about these workhorses of the lighting industry?

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    How To Change a Dirty Furnace Filter

    Changing a furnace filter regularly will improve your heating in the winter and your air conditioning in the summer.