Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

5 Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Home

Noise pollution can disrupt your enjoyment of your home. Learn how to reduce noise with these DIY methods instead of paying for soundproofing.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is a Swamp Cooler?

Swamp coolers are an energy-efficient alternative to a traditional air conditioning unit, especially if you live in a dry climate.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Seal or Stain a Deck?

Your deck won't look brand-new forever. Neglected decking is prone to water and sun damage, so it's best to invest in a high-quality stain or sealant to keep it looking its best.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Type of Air Conditioner Is Best for My Home?

AC units aren't one-size-fits-all. Understanding the different types of air conditioners and how they work can help you choose the best cooling system for your budget and needs.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

4 Innovations That Will Make Car Lockouts a Thing of the Past

Locked out of your car? Luckily, this unfortunate situation is quickly becoming less and less common as modern car key technology continues to advance.

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Home Improvement
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7 Ways to Save on Plumbing Repairs

Plumbing repairs are often unexpected, which makes them difficult to budget for. You can save money on plumbing repairs by keeping your plumbing system in good condition.

At most companies, maybe this isn’t news I’d share, but since this what we DO at HomeServe... We had phase one of our new multi zone mini split AC/heating system installed. What a process! The two-man crew was amazing. They never once complained about multiple trips up and down the 50+ stairs of our Pittsburgh row home. And they went with the flow when it came to working alongside their inquisitive canine coworkers. Phase two to add units to the rest of the house gets underway in about four weeks. The logistics of working in a house that was built before 1900 are not for the average HVAC company. Shout out to our HVAC pros who do this type of work everyday!
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is a Mini Split or Ductless Air Conditioner?

A mini-split AC unit is similar to a central air system. The main difference is that it’s ductless — meaning, you don’t need to install expensive ductwork in order to put one to use in your house.

Homeowners with dehumidifier repair needs should call a qualified appliance repair technician
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does a Dehumidifier Cost?

Cooking up a storm in the kitchen or taking a long, hot shower can be relaxing, but it can also cause the humidity inside your home to skyrocket. Fortunately, there's a home dehumidifier to suit most budgets.

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