Recent Home Improvement Articles

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How Much Does a Home Energy Audit Cost?

Paying for a home energy audit is often money well spent, as it can help you make practical improvements to get your energy usage under control. 

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Here's How Much Emergency HVAC Repair Costs

Unfortunately, you can’t just call your regular HVAC tech to come fix your system in the off-hours. You’ll need a 24-hour service, which, while convenient, comes at a price.

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Should You Use a Bug Zapper? (The Answer May Be Shocking)

Bug zappers  kill bugs using an electric current, but they don't work against all insects. Discover if you should use a bug zapper and explore alternatives. 

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Handyman?

Hiring a handyman for minor home improvement projects is usually more affordable than calling a contractor.

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How Much Does It Cost to Move?

Every move is different, so how much you’ll pay depends on facts like how big your house is and how far you’re moving your stuff. Here, we’ve broken down all the costs you should know about.

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Home Improvement
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Why Is My Showerhead Leaking When the Water Is Off?

A never-ending drip from your shower is annoying and can be a big waste of water. Luckily, there are some common reasons for a showerhead leaking — and many of them are easy to fix.

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Home Improvement
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What's a Mortise Lock and How Do You Use One?

Have you ever experienced that heart-stopping moment when you take out the trash, only to find your front door has blown shut behind you? With a mortise lock, this is far less likely to happen.

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How to Drain a Hose Bibb for Winter

Learn how to drain a hose bibb for winter to prevent major plumbing issues inside your home. It's a quick and easy project that most homeowners can — and should — handle.

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