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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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Best Smart Home Thermostats for 2019

Control, adjust, and monitor your home's temperature and comfort level with our picks for the best smart home thermostats.


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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...


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9 Best Vacuums for Every Home

Whether you're buying a vacuum for the first time or upgrading to a new model, we'll help you find the...

10 Best Reviewed Internet Routers on Amazon

Improve your streaming, gaming and more with the top-rated internet routers available for sale today on Amazon.


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

Finding the culprit takes some detective work.


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How to Re-key a Door Lock

Change your locks yourself by removing the lock cylinder and changing the pins.


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Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill.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


Google Home Mini vs Echo Dot: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Although relatively similar, there are some key differences between the Google Home Mini vs Echo Dot that might influence your...

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LED Lightbulb Test: Do All Bulbs Shine the Same?

It turns out not all LED lightbulbs are created equal. Check out which brand shines the brightest.


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Is Renting a Router and Modem From Your Internet Company a Bad Idea?

Renting equipment from your internet company is easy and convenient, but buying your own could save you money over time.


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11 Things You Should Never Do to Your Flat Screen TV

When the big game and awards season come around every year, it's easy to forget just how different those events...


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What To Know About Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are more popular than ever, but what are they and are they really worth it? Here's what you...


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Smart Bulbs: What’s the Smart Buy?

Smart lightbulbs with the same lumens have drastically different price points. I set out to find out why in the...

Kitchen Countertop Outlets 

How many outlets do you need for your countertop workspaces? This electrical inspector has the answer.


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10 Handy Uses for a Smart Plug

Stop worrying, make mornings better, find out if you need a new appliance and more, thanks to help from smart...


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Best Smart Locks for 2021

Smart locks let you automatically lock your door, give guests temporary access and check your lock from miles away. Here...


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

One of the first things people get confused about when trying to install an electrical outlet is which way is...


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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...


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How to Get the Most Out of Your Robot Vacuum

Whether you've had a robot vacuum for 10 years or just bought your first one, these tips will help you...


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Things Your Robot Vacuum Might Know About Your House

Your robot vacuum knows more about you and your household than you might think.


Installing a Single-Pole Smart Light Switch

Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!

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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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8 Best Vacuum Cleaners for Pet Hair and Stains

Want to effectively pick up what your furry friends are putting down? Here are some of the top-rated vacuum cleaners...


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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6 Best Smart Doorbells for Your Home

A smart doorbell can help you step up your smart home game, adding live video feed, two-way audio, motion alerts...