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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 vacuum, soap and water.

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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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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...


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...

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...

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


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.

New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

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


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How to Clean Your Vacuum

You use your vacuum to clean up messes around the house, but there comes a time when your vacuum itself...


How to Balance a Ceiling Fan

Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.


Vacuum Cleaner Repair: Clean Out Clogs

Three simple ways to unclog your vacuum.


How to Install a Duct Booster Fan

Fine tune your heating and cooling system

How to Replace a Vacuum Cleaner Belt

Complete this simple task in 30 minutes


How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.


How to Find a Vacuum Leak

Find a vacuum leak with this easy technique


How to Clean and Care for a Coffee Maker

You can keep your Mr. Coffee looking like new, even after years and years of daily use. Here's the scoop...


How to Reuse Your Vacuum Cleaner Bags (Yes, It’s Possible!)

In a pinch, a vacuum cleaner bag is actually reusable. The bottom end of the bag is usually folded over...


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How to Install a Ceiling Fan Mounting Bracket

The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling...


Buying Guide: What is the Best Vacuum Cleaner to Buy?

A quality vacuum cleaner should be versatile enough to clean a variety of surfaces and durable enough to perform well...


How to Choose the Best Whole House Fan for Your Home

A time-tested cooling solution that uses 90% less energy than your air conditioner

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Replace a Vacuum Belt

Give vacuum performance a big boost with a new agitator belt


Tips for Replacing Vacuum Filters

Bagless vacuums need frequent filter changes


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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Don't wait! Take 5 minutes to clean up the problem



Workshop Organization Tips

5 one day projects to improve your shop