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window ac unit
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.

Critical case water service line repair
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.

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.

Asbestos siding falling apart with exposed wood and felt underneath.
Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

What Do I Do If my Siding Is Damaged?

Vinyl siding protects your home's exterior while creating a beautiful aesthetic, but siding damage can ruin the effect. Before picking up the phone to call a professional, it's worth considering doing minor repairs yourself.

Young homeowner installs siding to his home.  He is holding a hammer and wearing a tool belt.
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.

Group Of Friends Having Outdoor Barbeque At Home
Home Improvement
Lee Soren

Get Cookin': How to Light a Gas Grill

Whether you have a taste for the perfect T-bone or you just want to throw on some burgers and dogs for a poolside gathering, read this guide to learn how to light a grill and get cooking with gas.

inside of a washing machine drum
Home Improvement
Leigh Morgan

How to Choose the Right Washer For Your Home

Having a washing machine sure beats lugging a hamper full of laundry to the laundromat. But if you've never purchased a washer before, all the terminology can be confusing.

black slide-in stove
Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

How to Choose the Right Stove or Range For Your Home

Wondering how to choose a stove or oven for your kitchen? It might seem simple, but kitchen ranges come with lots of choices, from the power source to the extra features you want.

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