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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 affects your energy bill.

      5 Best Window Fans

      Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


      These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

      It certainly is nice to have warmer weather, but it’s never nice to have an uncomfortably hot home. If you’re...


      Top 10 Products You’re Going to Want to Buy Before Summer Hits

      Don't wait until it's too hot to function. Now's the time to purchase these cooling devices so you're ready for...


      12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...

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      10 Women Inventors Who Changed Home Life Forever

      From the circular saw to Scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. In honor of Women's History Month, we spotlight...


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      In Multi-Generational Homes, Some Like It Hot—But Some Not

      The solution? Fujitsu General’s energy-efficient Mini-split technology, which lets everyone from grandma to youngsters control the temperature in their rooms—no...

      13 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without an Air Conditioner

      If you don't have an air conditioner, check out these creative ways to stay cool all summer long.


      10 Living Room Lighting Ideas We Love

      Your living room is a multi-use space, so you need to have the right lighting for the right use. The...


      15 Home Tech Items You Can Get At IKEA

      For a home that keeps up with the times, check out IKEA's budget-friendly tech gadgets.


      Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

      If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....

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      21 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Home Cooling Tips

      Whether you have a whole-house or one-room air conditioner, don't make it work harder than it should. Follow these tips...


      Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

      Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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      9 Best Electric Baseboard Heaters

      Looking for an electric baseboard heater but can't decide which is best for you? Discover the best baseboard heaters in...


      How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

      A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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      7 Best DIY Self-Monitored Home Security Systems

      Always be in control of your security system, no matter where you are, with these smart options.

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      Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators

      It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...


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      10 Electrical Wire Colors and What They Actually Mean

      Need to do some electrical work, but don't know what those wire colors mean? Here's what you need to know...


      25 Hidden iPhone Hacks You Never Knew About

      From charging the battery faster to taking a hands-free photo, these are the secret iPhone hacks you'll wish you knew...


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      This Is How Often You Should Be Rebooting Your Router

      Giving your router a break can do more than just speed up your Internet connection.


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      What You Need To Know About Internet Data Throttling

      Internet providers are bringing back data caps at a time when more people than ever are using their home internet....


      10 Products to Help You Stay Warm This Winter

      These high-tech items will keep you warm and snug all season long.


      100 Home Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

      You may think some home repairs are out of your league, but even beginner DIYers can handle many of these...


      10 Products You Can Buy at Home Centers That Actually Violate Building Code

      As a DIYer, you need to know which products meet building code and which ones will fail an inspection. These...

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      10 Myths About Saving Energy at Home

      Reap the rewards of energy savings by ignoring these myths.


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      7 Best Gas Fireplaces Inserts

      Gas fireplace inserts deliver warmth with ease of operation. Read on to learn which of these standouts may be the...


      Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know

      Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring...


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      8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

      Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.


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      6 Things Plumbers ALWAYS Do In Their Own Homes

      Plumbers say keeping up on a few basic tasks and best practices is the secret to a well-maintained, fully-functioning home...


      15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

      "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is not the philosophy to live by when you're a homeowner. The plumbing...