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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

How Does a Solar Water Heater Work?

Heating water can account for 20% of home energy use. Save money by switching to a solar water heater that uses free energy from the sun to heat your water.

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Home Improvement
Elizabeth Marcant

What's a Circuit Breaker?

What is a circuit breaker, and why does it insist on interrupting power to your rooms? Discover more about circuit breakers in this quick guide.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

8 Most Common HOA Regulations to Be Aware Of

Homeowners associations often get a bad rap. However, HOA rules and regulations can help keep the neighborhood looking nice, which can help keep your home value higher.

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

10 Sneaky Signs of Water Damage

We've all heard horror stories of burst pipes, leaking roofs and flooded basements. But there are lesser-known signs of water damage that could be quietly wreaking havoc in your home.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Calling a Plumber? Here Are the 6 Most Common Plumbing Jobs and How Much They Cost

One of the first things you're likely to think of when you need to call a plumber is how much it's going to cost. The good news is that you don’t have to be stuck with sticker shock. Estimate the cost of repairing your plumbing problem.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Do Quartz Countertops Cost?

Quartz countertops create a sleek aesthetic and offer an exceptionally durable finish. Explore how much quartz countertops cost on average so you can budget for your project.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Here's How Much a Locksmith Charges for 5 of the Most Common Services

Locksmiths provide essential services to maintain your home and car's security. The average callout fee is about $150, but you may pay more than that, depending on the actual service performed.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Storage Ideas for Small Kitchen Appliances

Tired of appliances cluttering your countertops? Upgrading your kitchen appliance storage keeps appliances accessible when you need them and out of the way when you don't.


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