Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Do I Need a Contractor For That?

Whether you should do a job yourself or hire a contractor can depend on your skill level and confidence, but some jobs, in general, are almost always professional-only.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

5 Things You Need to Know About Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Professional air duct cleaning could be worth considering. However, this service can be pricey, especially for larger systems, so it's worth knowing when you need duct cleaning, and when you don't.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Winterize Your House

Properly winterizing your home can take time. But many of these projects can be tackled with a few inexpensive products, and some won’t even cost you a thing.

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Home Improvement
Oriel Roy

If You Want a Warm House in Winter, You Really Need to Read This...

Before you head to the DIY store to purchase insulation, it's essential to understand what R-values are and how they work. R-values may sound technical, but knowing which rating to choose can make your home more efficient and put an end to chilly winters.

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Home Improvement
Lee Soren

Sustainable Roofing Materials: Costs and Considerations

When you choose a sustainable material, you’re opting for a resource that won’t be consumed before it can be replenished. If it’s time to replace your home’s roof, it's something worth considering.

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Home Improvement
Lee Soren

7 Tips for Winterizing Your Central Air Conditioner

Read this guide to learn how to winterize your AC unit, and discover some tips for keeping your equipment in tip-top shape during the cold season.

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

How Your Ducts Work: Your HVAC System, Top to Bottom

You know adjusting your thermostat ensures ducts deliver warm or cool air to your property, but maybe you don’t know how your HVAC system does it.  Here's how your HVAC system works.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Here’s How to Draft-Proof Your Home

A drafty house can increase your utility bills since your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home at your desired temperature. Finding the drafty areas and stopping the air leaks can help.

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