Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Why Isn’t My Washer Cleaning My Clothes?

Washer not ... washing? Here are some common reasons why your washer may not be getting your clothes clean and practical solutions to address these issues.

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Home Improvement
Lee Soren

9 Tips for Maintaining Your Home's Electrical System

Your home's electrical system powers everything from your lights to your laptop. Practice proper electrical maintenance by following these nine tips.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Why Doesn't This Plug Fit Into my Outlet?

Encountering a plug that won't fit into an outlet can be a minor inconvenience or a major safety concern. Here's everything you need to know.

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Home Improvement
Leigh Morgan

5 Common Electrical Problems Homeowners Should Know About

Electrical systems have come a long way since the 1800s, but that doesn't mean they're infallible. Learn more about the five most common electrical problems and how to respond to each one if it happens in your home.

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Home Improvement
Andrea Burton

7 Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades and How They Affect Property Value

Sure, you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, but you still have bills to pay and a budget to keep. Before investing in eco-friendly home upgrades, see how much green going green can save you.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

8 Solar Myths: Debunked

Solar power lets you sunset unnecessarily high utility bills.  But solar energy also comes with a lot of myths and confusion. We debunk some falsehoods to help you get over your hesitation.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Emergency HVAC Repairs: What to Do If Your HVAC Fails at the Wrong Time

If you have an HVAC system, you might eventually find yourself in need of an emergency repair. Find out what to do when your system gives up on you at the worst possible time.

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

How Do Geothermal HVAC Systems Work?

Did you know that there’s a type of heating and cooling system that harnesses the planet’s natural energy to keep your home comfortable year-round? It's called geothermal HVAC.

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