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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.

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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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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...


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...


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 Balance a Ceiling Fan

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


How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.

With Ceiling Fans, You Get What You Pay For

If you’ve ever shopped for ceiling fans, you've probably been struck by the huge price variations. Fans with the same...


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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...


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...


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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

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