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6 Best Car Vacuums For Cleaning Inside Your Vehicle

Do you know what to look for in a car vacuum cleaner? Here's our shortlist of the best car vacuum cleaners — including what makes each a standout.

Ventilated Shop Vacuum Attachment

Get better suction with your shop vac—here's how:


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The Absolute Best Gift for Anyone Working Remotely

Give the gift of a hot cup of coffee all day long.


13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Vacuum Cleaner

Don't suck the life out of your vacuum cleaner. Follow this advice to help it last longer and run better.


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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...

This Crazy Fan Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

It will cost you a fraction of what your air conditioner is costing you!


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How to Clean a Car Air Filter

Extend the life of your engine air filter and increase your gas mileage by cleaning your air filter with a...

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How to Clean Car Carpet

Learn how to clean car carpet and eliminate old stains and smells for good.


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How to Clean Cloth Car Seats

Cleaning cloth car seats is easy — it just takes a little elbow grease and attention to detail with the...


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5 Best Vacuums for Laminate Floors

Cleaning a hard surface like laminate is far different than extracting dirt from carpet fibers. These five vacuum cleaners can...


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What to Know About Space Heaters

Interested in a space heater for your home, but find the options overwhelming? Here are four basic types of space...

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Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heaters can boost home warmth, but they can cause fires if you aren't careful. Here are 10 space heater...


The Pros and Cons of Constantly Running Your HVAC Fan

These are the pros and cons of continuously running your HVAC.


The Best Space Heater for Every Room

For extra warmth where you need it most, our guide will help you find the best space heater to keep...


How to Choose the Right Robot Vacuum

There's a lot to love about robot vacuums, the compact, computerized vacuum cleaners that clean floors without any effort on...


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This Vacuuming Mistake Is Preventing Your Home From Getting Clean

With a little know-how you can improve the performance of your vacuum.

What to Know About Robot Vacuums

Take a look at what to consider before buying a robot vacuum.


What Is HomeKit? All About the Apple Home Automation System

If you're a raving fan of Apple or just happen to own one of their devices, HomeKit may be the...


How to Fix a Leaking Sunroof

Clearing a clogged drain tube will solve the problem


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...


These Vacuum Cleaners Are Super Dependable- and One of Them Is On Sale

We went straight to the source—the Consumer Reports Vacuum Lab—to round up your definitive list on the most dependable vacuums....


How to Clean a Coffee Maker

Cleaning experts know the secret to perking up any coffee maker: Good, old-fashioned white vinegar.


Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


13 Things You Should Never, Ever Vacuum

Getting out the vacuum may seem like a quick solution for any spill, but some things just aren’t meant to...

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How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

The most efficient tips on how to clean a bathroom exhaust fan.


You Can Clean Your Microwave Using These Three Simple Pantry Items

Built-up grease and grime from using your microwave every day? Here's how to clean it using three pantry items.


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10 Things You Should Know When Using Electric Space Heaters

When the temperature drops, a portable space heater can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for your home. One...


New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.


This Is How Often You Should REALLY Be Vacuuming

If you wonder if your lack of love for your vacuum cleaner is damaging your flooring, or jeopardizing your health,...


This Is Why Your Dog Is Afraid of Vacuum Cleaners

Ever wonder why your dog immediately starts barking when you turn the vacuum on? There's actually a few specific reasons...