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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.

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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


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    What To Know About Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

    To better protect your home and family from the devastation of a fire, consider investing in a residential fire sprinkler...


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    We Tried It: Flo By Moen Smart Water Valve

    Ready to learn about your water usage and save money? The Flo by Moen smart water valve might be just...


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    Light Bulb Buyer’s Guide

    LEDs are in. Incandescents are out. Here's everything else you need to know about choosing light bulb types for your...

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    How to Use a Light Tester to Fix Christmas Lights

    A simple tester helps you fix holiday light strings fast.


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    What Is a Smart Meter and How Does It Work?

    Wondering why your local utility company installed smart meters? We'll look at what a smart meter is, and what it...

    Are Electric Heated Blankets Safe?

    Electric blankets have a reputation for being unsafe. But is it earned?


    How to Put Lights On a Christmas Tree

    Believe it or not, there's a right way and a wrong way to string Christmas lights.


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    How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

    Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an...


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    7 Eye-Popping Nanoleaf Design Ideas

    Get inspired by these Nanoleaf design ideas to bathe your home with a new kind of smart light.

    How to Stack and Store Firewood

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


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    Would You Turn Off Your Lights for Migrating Birds?

    With bird migration, one small act can make a world of difference to those on a thousand-plus-mile journey.


    World’s Whitest Paint Could Eliminate Need for Air Conditioning

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


    These LED Bulbs Could Last Up to 50 Years

    See why these lightbulbs could be great for your wallet and the planet.


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    If You See Green Residue in Your Sink, This Is What It Means

    What is causing that blue-green stain in the bottom of your sink? Algae? Toothpaste? Nope, the culprit is copper!

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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...


    10 Things To Look for When Buying a Used Boat

    A used boat can save you thousands, compared to the cost of a new boat. But, as with a used...


    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...


    Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

    Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


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    How To Protect Your Home From Lightning Strikes

    Installing preventative measures that provide lightning protection will save you money in the long run.

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    Solar Panels: What To Know Before You Buy

    From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...


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    New Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

    Is solar technology a good fit for the 21st century homeowner? Here's an overview of traditional and DIY solar options.


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    We Tried It: Kasa Smart Light Switches

    Looking to add smart home functionality to your home without breaking the bank? Kasa smart switches by TP-Link may be...


    Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

    Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


    50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

    You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home


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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...