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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 this summer.

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Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill.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


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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...


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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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?


Adding a Second Doorbell Chime

Two options for installing extra ringers


15 Tips for Choosing LED Bulbs for Your Home

LED (light emitting diode) lights use less energy, last longer, come in many different colors, and are now available in...


10 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat

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.


How to Choose the Best USB Outlet for Your Home or Garage

Find out what you need to know about the different types and installation requirements of USB outlets for your home...


The Correct Way to Install a Light Bulb

Illuminate yourself to this handy hint to prevent light bulbs from breaking in light sockets. It's the best way to...


Save Money with a High-Tech Thermostat

Use a two-stage thermostat with a two-stage furnace to save on your heating bill


Tips for Replacing Fluorescent Bulbs

They may look burned out, but don't get rid of them until the light goes bad