Recent Home Improvement Articles

Insulated pipes in basement
Home Improvement
Angela Noel

How to Insulate Your Pipes

Exposed pipes can cause heat loss, condensation and noise issues anywhere in your house. Pipe insulation could be your solution.

graph showing the relationship between square footage and ac tonnage
Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

AC Tonnage: There's Tons to Learn About Your Air Conditioner's Cooling Capacity

In the market for a new central air conditioner? There's a ton to think about, including tonnage — or cooling capacity. Here's a guide.

Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Use Your Air Conditioner for Maximum Efficiency

Ready to beat the heat? Here are five ways to maximize the cooling power of your AC.

Critical case for a septic sewer line repair
Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Common Lawn Diseases and How to Treat Them

Lawn disease causes can vary, from weather conditions to lawn care routines. Check out these common lawn diseases to help identify the issues with your yard and ways to fix them.

Critical case for a major appliance repair
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Change the Lightbulb in Your Refrigerator

Fridge bulb burned out? We'll guide you through the process of selecting the right replacement and provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to install it.

illustration showing the price ranges for different odor removal techniques
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Get the Stink Out: Odor Removal Cost Guide

Whether you’re dealing with pet odor or smoky aromas, some smells can’t be banished with just a lit candle or an open window. Some stink requires a professional touch. Here's a cost breakdown.

outdoor unit of the air conditioner
Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

10 of the Most Common AC Issues — and How to Fix Them Yourself

These are some of the most common issues homeowners often face with air conditioners. The good news? Most of these you can fix yourself without calling an HVAC technician.

water from a showerhead
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

What Is a Shower Cartridge?

Shower valve cartridges are essential components of your bathroom's plumbing. These small but crucial parts play a significant role in regulating water flow and temperature in your shower.

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