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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

What Is an Energy Recovery Ventilation System?

An ERV is a ventilation system that draws in fresh air from outside while removing polluted indoor air out of your home. Here's what you should know about these systems.

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Home Improvement
John Warbuck

How to Handle an Electrical Emergency: Follow These Safety Tips

You should make sure that your family knows what to do in the event of an emergency and that you practice your emergency preparation plan routinely.

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Home Improvement
John Warbuck

Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

If you're having a lot of issues with your circuit breaker, you may need to call a professional to determine the best course of action. Before you pick up the phone, here are a few things you can do to handle the problem on your own.

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Home Improvement
John Warbuck

How Your Home's Septic System Works

If your home uses a septic tank, not knowing how to care for it properly can be costly. Here’s what homeowners need to know about their septic systems.

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Home Improvement
Lee Soren

Are Keyless Entry Systems Safe?

Before you call a locksmith to install a high-tech keyless lock, it’s helpful to understand how its security profile compares to a traditional lock. Here’s what you should know.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Often Do You Need to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Professional duct cleaning can be pricey, so it's worth understanding the potential benefits before shelling out. Here's how often you need to clean your ducts.

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

10 Tips for Creating a Home Security Plan

Everyone’s home is their castle, but even castles aren’t always as secure as they appear. That’s why developing a home security plan makes sense, and it isn’t difficult if you know the right questions to ask.

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Home Improvement
Elizabeth Marcant

What Does 'Grounding' Mean?

This article covers some basics of home electricity and provides a definition of electrical grounding. It also discusses the purpose of electrical grounding wires in your home and why they exist.

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