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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
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does a Ceiling Fan Cost to Install?

Ceiling fans can be expensive if you choose a premium model, but there are also plenty of options for families on tight budgets. Here's what to know.

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Tracey Rosenblath

What Is the Right Age to Start Orthodontic Treatment?

When you think about orthodontics, you probably picture brace-faced tweens and teens. So what's the right age to begin orthodontic treatment such as braces?

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling?

Popcorn ceilings aren't just unsightly — they can attract dirt and dust and may even contain carcinogenic asbestos fibers.  Here's how much you'll pay to remove them.

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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

Are Energy-Efficient Windows Worth It?

Whether energy-efficient windows are worth it depends on the current state of your windows, the size of your house and your average energy use. Energy-efficient windows can lower your energy bills, increase the value of your home and reduce your carbon footprint.

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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

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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