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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Do Tree Services Cost?

Trees and large shrubs can also pose a safety issue if they're in poor condition or begin encroaching on buildings and electricity lines. Knowing how much shrub and tree services cost can help you prepare for garden maintenance bills.

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Home Improvement
Elizabeth Marcant

Does It Matter What Color Your Siding Is, Aside From the Obvious?

When buying vinyl siding, color is an important consideration for many homeowners. But you might not realize that the decision is even more important than a little curb appeal.

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Home Improvement
Leigh Morgan

5 Alternatives to Grass for Your Lawn

Many homeowners are trying grass alternatives to cover their yards. If you're tired of mowing, try one of these options to keep your yard looking tidy without all the extra work.

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Home Improvement
Katelynne Shepard

What Is HVAC Zoning — and How Can I Use It to Heat and Cool More Efficiently?

A traditional HVAC system can have difficulty maintaining temperatures over multiple levels or large, sprawling ranches, but you don't have to suffer or put window ACs in every bedroom. That’s where HVAC zoning comes in.

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Home Improvement
John Warbuck

Is Your Toilet Running? Well, Then Ya Better Go Fix It!

When your toilet keeps running, your water bill runs up with it. In most cases, you can get your toilet functioning the way it’s supposed to in just a few minutes. Here’s what to do.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Whole-House Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers De-mistified: Everything You Need to Know 

Humidity issues make your home uncomfortable, but they can also cause issues like mold growth or damage to wood furniture. A whole-house humidifier or whole-house dehumidifier could solve your issues.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Duct Tales: A Homeowner's Guide to Ductless AC Systems

A ductless air conditioner is an option for homes without ductwork or in areas that aren't part of your current HVAC system. Here's what you need to know about installation, operation and maintenance.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

UV Lights in Your HVAC System? Here's Everything You Need to Know

UV lights for HVAC systems are used to help kill germs in your heating and cooling system to sanitize the air and improve your home's air quality.


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