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8 Styles of Ceiling Fans to Beat the Heat

Considering a ceiling fan to help with your summer cooling? Check out your options before making your selection with help from this guide.

10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls

Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.


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Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before You Cozy Up to the Fireplace

It's that time of year again! If you have a fireplace, here's a quick way to tell if your chimney...


Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it

A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But you can replace the...


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20 Unexpected Ways to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

As the temperature starts to take a dip, there are some simple things you can do to cut back on...

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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How to Install a Gas Fireplace

Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace


How to Build the Best Fire in Your Fireplace

Try this method for building the best fire in your fireplace.


What You Need to Know About Foam Board Insulation

Foam board insulation is easy to use and is a great DIY way to add some insulation. It comes in...


Common Types of Insulation, and When to Use Them

Here are the most common types of insulation and when you might use them.

What’s the Difference Between Pink, Yellow and Green Insulation?

The difference between pink, yellow and green insulation.


Tip for Installing Flooring in Tight Spots

Create a little handle for installing flooring


Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...


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....


Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8

In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as...

Installing a Garage Air Conditioner

Wrenching on a car or doing a project in a sweltering garage is no fun. A garage A/C does the...