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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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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...


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.

Setting Up a DIY Home Security System

Install a reliable security system in just one day. DIY home security systems will help to protect your home and...


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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Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill.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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Do Amazon Echo’s Security Features Really Work?

Amazon Echo has security features, like detecting broken glass. But do they really work? We tested them here in our...


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Your Cheat Sheet to Google Home Commands

Google has done an incredible job of expanding its Google Home commands, so if you have the device, or 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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7 Best DIY Self-Monitored Home Security Systems

Always be in control of your security system, no matter where you are, with these smart options.


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7 Best Wireless Security Systems for 2021

From solar powered devices to AI learning, these systems have it all.


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What to Know About Wireless Home Security Systems

These easy-to-install security systems can protect your home and save you money.

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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!


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...


12 Walmart+ Deals You Won’t Find on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime isn't the only place you'll be able to score major deals this October 13 and 14: Walmart is...


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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...


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Best Smart Refrigerators for 2021

If you're ready to purchase a smart refrigerator, here are some points to consider, along with a look at the...


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What to Know About Smart Home Automation

A smart home automation system links and controls your thermostat, lights, appliances, doorbells and more. This is your home, only...


9 Things You Should Never Google

Avoid spiraling down the dark hole of Internet searches and creating unnecessary stress for yourself by skipping these keywords and...


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Best Outdoor TVs for Patio Living

Upgrade your outdoor living space this summer with a weatherproof outdoor TV — perfect for watching sporting events or hosting...


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Add an Electrical Outlet

Use this easy method to install a new electrical outlet without a lot of wire pulling.