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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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Home Improvement
Leigh Morgan

What Do You Do After a Flood?

Floods cause a significant amount of damage, so it's important to respond appropriately. Follow these 8 steps during and after a flood to protect your family and your home.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Do I Need a Contractor For That?

Whether you should do a job yourself or hire a contractor can depend on your skill level and confidence, but some jobs, in general, are almost always professional-only.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

5 Things You Need to Know About Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Professional air duct cleaning could be worth considering. However, this service can be pricey, especially for larger systems, so it's worth knowing when you need duct cleaning, and when you don't.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Winterize Your House

Properly winterizing your home can take time. But many of these projects can be tackled with a few inexpensive products, and some won’t even cost you a thing.

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Home Improvement
Oriel Roy

If You Want a Warm House in Winter, You Really Need to Read This...

Before you head to the DIY store to purchase insulation, it's essential to understand what R-values are and how they work. R-values may sound technical, but knowing which rating to choose can make your home more efficient and put an end to chilly winters.


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