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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 what you need.

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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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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...


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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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...

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Should You Have a Water Alarm In Your Home?

A water alarm alerts you to leaks in vulnerable places in your home, and can help avert serious — and...


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

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Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


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How to Upgrade and Replace Lightbulbs

Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill. Here are...


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...

How to Install a Touchless Faucet

Faucet installation made easy.


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Which is the Correct (and Incorrect) Way to Install an Electrical Outlet?

You may see electrical outlets with the ground facing up or down. Do you know which is right?


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What Temperature to Set The Thermostat in Winter

Stop the thermostat wars in your home with this definitive look at the optimal temperature to set your thermostat in...


Installing a Single-Pole Smart Light Switch

Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!


Foam 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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Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Thermostat

Need a new thermostat? Before the winter chill sets in, upgrade to one that will regulate the heat in your...


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What Are Thermostat Ghost Readings?

Ghost thermostat readings aren't supernatural, but they can suck the life out of your energy budget. Here is what they...


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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


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Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...


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Google Nest Thermostats: Learning vs. Thermostat E

Trying to figure out which smart thermostat is right for you? This Google Nest Thermostat review outlines the differences in...


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7 Savvy Answers to Common Questions About Smart Light Switches

This overview will help you decide which smart light switches will work best with your smart home setup.


Smart Light Switches

Easy-to-install smart light switches deliver more safety, convenience and can cut your energy bills.


How to Choose the Best Wifi Thermostat

Is a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat right for you?

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Adding a Second Doorbell Chime

Two options for installing extra ringers


15 Tips for Choosing LED Bulbs for Your Home

LED lights use less energy, last longer and come in many different colors. If you've been attracted by LED lighting...


10 Reasons Why Smart Thermostats Are Worth Buying

Today's smart thermostats aren't just control panels for your heating and air conditioning. These thermostats are equipped with Wi-Fi, sensors,...


LED Color Changing Light Bulbs

If you haven't yet caught on to the LED color changing light bulb trend, maybe it's time! At the very...


Install a Super-Easy USB Outlet

Adding a USB outlet is easy enough for a first-time electrician.


How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Bulb

First step? Check the fixture for other problems.