Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does It Cost to Repair Siding?

Siding damage — from cracks to gaping holes — can severely affect your home's curb appeal and create an eyesore. Fortunately, you probably don't need to rip off your siding and start afresh to get your home looking as good as new.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How to Light a Gas Stove or Oven

Gas ovens or stoves can give you more control over your cooking by allowing you to adjust the temperature more precisely. However, using a gas appliance can initially seem confusing, especially if you're used to more straightforward electric models.

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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

Be Your Own Meter Reader: How to Read Water, Gas and Electric Meters

Knowing how to read water meters also allows you to determine if you have a leak that needs to be fixed. Keeping track of your usage and comparing it against your utility bills can help you spot discrepancies. 

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Best Privacy Trees for Small Backyards

Tired of prying eyes watching your every move in your backyard? Privacy trees offer a natural solution that can make your outdoor space feel more discreet.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Everything to Know About Smart Smoke Detectors

Smart smoke detectors have built-in internet connectivity, allowing you to monitor and control your smoke alarm via a smartphone app.

Critical case for an HVAC system repair. Technician notes: No error codes upon arrival. High voltage connections melted and short cycling furnace, repaired. Ohmed lmiits, 3 out of 4 had low resistence. Furnace control board sending 9.5 volts to gas valve, tather than 27. Inducer motor pulling over FLA (1.75/1.4). However, based on today's findings and usage of R-22 components, recommend upgrade. New Trane 3.5 ton horizontal gas furnace. 10 year parts 1 year labor warranties, 1 year preventative maintenance. All code upgrades, new t-stat, and metal plenums. R410A conversion. $0 down 0% interest up to 18 months. pricing is before HomeServe benefits. 16 Seer - $11,867.80. Needs furnace control board and limirs pictured on Dispatch.
Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

What Does 'HVAC' Mean?

Whether you're a homeowner or renter, knowing about your HVAC system is crucial for keeping your family comfortable and safe. Here's a crash course in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does Stucco Siding Cost?

Knowing how much stucco siding costs can help you decide if it's the right option for your home and budget.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

How to Choose the Right Fridge For Your Home

When you're ready for a new refrigerator, you might be surprised by the number of options available. From the size to the door configuration, a new refrigerator comes with lots of variations.

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