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How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you how.

How to Stack and Store Firewood

Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.


World’s Whitest Paint Could Eliminate Need for Air Conditioning

Will this game-changing new paint really change the way we cool down buildings?


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Radiator Covers: What To Know Before You Buy

Get the lowdown on how to hide an ugly radiator with a cover that combines style and practicality.


8 Tips for Installing Home Air Conditioning

If you're considering a central air conditioner install for your new or existing home, consider these tips before making any...

8 Types of Air Conditioners

Looking to buy an air conditioner? Here's a roundup of eight air conditioner types, along with how to assess which...


Gas vs. Electric: Which Fireplace Is Best for Your Home?

Choosing between gas and electric fireplaces can be tricky. We'll run down their pros and cons to help you decide...

Central Air Filter Guide

Central air filters help keep your central air conditioner running at peak performance. If you're unsure about these filters, this...


Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


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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 Ugly Air Vent Cover Upgrades

Don't let ugly air vent covers ruin your decor. Check out these great-looking upgrades you can purchase or DIY.

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


The Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.


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Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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Fact or Fiction: Does Driving Without AC Actually Save Gas?

Sure, you can sweat it out without turning on a vehicle's air conditioning. But is it worth the sacrifice?

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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...


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11 Myths About Saving Energy at Home

Reap the rewards of energy savings by ignoring these myths.


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Types of Air Fresheners and the Odors They Best Treat

Sprays, solids, candles — not all air fresheners are created equal. Find out how different types work to combat common...


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Should You Have Air Quality Monitors in Your Home?

An indoor air quality monitor can detect dangerous gases, chemicals and particulates in your home. Find out how they work...


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Choosing Your Best Home Heating System

Find the best heating system for your home by learning what's available and how they compare.


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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What Temperature to Set The Thermostat in Winter

Stop the thermostat wars in your home with this definitive look at the optimal temperature to set your thermostat in...


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What Is the Best House Temperature for Pets?

Do you and your pet fight over the thermostat setting? Find out the best house temperatures for your dogs, cats...

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Can An Air Purifier Kill Germs in the Air?

We clear the air on this important topic.


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


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Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Thermostat

Need a new thermostat? Before the winter chill sets in, upgrade to one that will regulate the heat in your...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


Don’t Let Your Home Make Your Fall Allergies Worse

Just because you're waving goodbye to summer doesn't mean hay fever goes with it. Here's how to allergy-proof every room...


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What Are Thermostat Ghost Readings?

Ghost thermostat readings aren't supernatural, but they can suck the life out of your energy budget. Here is what they...