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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

What's the Difference Between a Window Unit and a Portable Air Conditioner?

If you're looking for a low-cost cooling solution that doesn't require ductwork, portable air conditioners and window ACs could be worth considering. Let's settle the portable AC-vs.-window-AC debate, so you can choose the right option for your home and wallet.

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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
Shelley Frost

Do All Ticks Carry Lyme Disease?

You likely take certain precautions not just to avoid tick bites, but to avoid Lyme disease, the main tickborne illness. But do all ticks carry Lyme disease?

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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
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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Shelley Frost

What Is a 'Private Nuisance' in Terms of the Law?

It's natural to feel annoyed if your neighbor plays loud music or blocks your driveway, but when do those things become a private nuisance in the eyes of the law?

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Sandy Hess

Can I Treat a Toothache at Home?

Dealing with a toothache? Try these top tips to dull your dental pain.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Too Cool for Pool? Warm Up to the Idea of a Pool Heater

Need a pool heater? By understanding the mechanics and benefits of the different types of heating options available, you can decide whether one's right for you.


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