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    How To Clean a Furnace Ignitor

    Have a gas furnace that won't light? Carbon deposits on the ignitor could be why. Learn how to clean a furnace ignitor here.

    The Savings Aren’t Over—Amazon Post Black Friday Deals Are Here!

    Cyber Week has a reputation for being the best time to snag savings, but these December Amazon deals are giving...

    The Best Smart Thermostats of 2022

    Find the best smart thermostat to control, adjust and monitor the temperature of your home directly from your smartphone or...

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    8 Simple Fixes if Your Heater Is Not Working

    If you suspect furnace problems, try these eight furnace fixes you can do yourself before calling a pro.

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    How To Light a Living Room With No Overhead Lighting

    The key to brightening up a living room without overhead lighting is layers. Here are our 13 picks, from top...

    The Best Infrared Space Heaters to Keep You Toasty All Winter Long

    These infrared space heaters are well-suited for indoor and outdoor use. They also start to work right away—no warm-up time...

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    LED Christmas Lights Are Best. Here’s Why.

    When it comes to holiday lights, there can be only one choice.

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    What Is a Heat Pump System?

    A heat pump doesn't generate heat; it transfers it from one place to another. It's an appliance with a bright...

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    Why Are My Christmas Lights Not Working?

    The good news is that there are only a few things can go wrong with holiday lights, and they're relatively...

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    8 Best Basement Lighting Ideas for a Remodel

    Brighten a dark basement with these lighting ideas for every budget.

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    What to Know About Upgrading Your Light Fixtures

    Old light fixtures can be real eye-catchers, but their incandescent bulbs aren't energy efficient. Here's how to fix that.

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    What To Know About Pellet Stoves For Home Heating

    A pellet stove is an eco-friendly heat source that burns recycled wood waste. It provides the same heat as a...

    Shop These Roomba Deals for 2022—and Never Touch a Vacuum Again!

    Robots are taking over chores! Shop these Black Friday Roomba deals to save big and have a robot do the...

    Phone Charging Just Got a Whole Lot More Festive with This Christmas Lights Charging Cable

    This Christmas lights charging cable is gaining traction on Amazon—and for good reason. It’ll make all your days...

    8 Hallway Lighting Ideas for Your Home

    Find out how to make your hallway brighter and more welcoming with these stylish lighting ideas.

    How Long Do Sump Pumps Last?

    Sump pumps reliably last from seven to 10 years, but often much longer with maintenance. Be sure to monitor your...

    How To Test Sump Pumps

    Don't be surprised by a sump pump failure. Here's an easy tutorial on how to test your sump pump to...

    How Much Is a Sump Pump?

    By itself, a sump pump isn't a major investment, costing about as much as a good juicer. The bulk of...

    How To Buy a Heat Pump in 2023

    New energy incentives make this a great time to install or upgrade a heat pump.

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    A Guide To Pipe Fittings and How To Use Them

    If you're doing a plumbing installation or repair, you'll need to buy pipe and pipe fittings. Here's some help figuring...

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    IP Camera vs. Cloud Camera: Which Is Right for You?

    IP and cloud security cameras have their pros and cons. Here's how to pick the right one for you.

    3 Most Eco-Friendly Heating Systems for Your Home

    Whether you're replacing your HVAC system or adding more heat in your spare room, here's how to make it ultra...

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    A Homeowner’s Guide To Furnaces

    Along with the water heater, the furnace is your most important home appliance. Here's a guide to understanding yours and...

    Everything You Need to Create and Stock a Basement Bar

    Create the ultimate hangout spot right at home.

    How To Choose Between a Heat Pump vs. a Furnace

    Federal incentives and state regulations weigh heavily in favor of heat pumps these days, but a heat pump may not...

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    Feds Are Committing Billions to Help Families With Their Energy Bills—Do You Qualify?

    With energy costs sky-high this winter, here’s how the federal government is assisting families in need

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    What Are Infrared Space Heaters and How Do They Work?

    Is an infrared space heater right for your space? We've talked to some experts to summarize what they are, how...

    Underground Wiring: A Pro Answers Your Key Questions

    Here are some important things you need to know about underground wiring so it's safe and provides many years of...

    Why Are Heating Bills Increasing This Winter?

    Natural gas, electricity, propane, heating oil. Whatever fuel you use, heating bills are going up this winter. Here's what the...

    Everything You Need to Know About Geothermal Heat Pumps

    Geothermal heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home. Is it the right...

    3 Types of Kitchen Track Lighting

    Tired of cooking in the dark? Kitchen track lighting provides multiple light sources, without the hassle of installing multiple fixtures.