Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

What's the Lifespan of an HVAC System?

The reality is that there's no one-size-fits-all answer to the lifespan of an HVAC system. Several factors influence how long it will serve you.

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

7 Things That Can Do Wrong With Your Move (and How to Plan Ahead)

While unexpected hiccups are part of the moving experience, with a little planning and foresight, you can minimize their impact and ensure a smoother transition to your new digs.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

This Arbor Day, Take Care of Your Trees. Here's a a Tree-Care Guide

Taking care of your trees involves a blend of art, science and attentiveness. This guide has all you need to know for healthy trees that will enrich your yard.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Boxelder Bugs? Ew. Here's How to Get Rid of Them

Creepy-crawly bugs come in all shapes and sizes. Some cause damage, and others are simply annoying. Boxelder bugs are harmless bugs, but you don't want them taking up residence in your home. 

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Ask Your General Contractor These 5 Questions Before You Hire Them

You're ready to build a home or start a major home renovation. Who do you choose to do the work? Most people don't have a general contractor on speed dial. Doing your research before hiring a contractor can help you sort through the options.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Moving Across the Country? Here's a Guide For Your Long-Distance Move

This long-distance moving guide can help make it a little easier and provide you with guidance for relocation peace of mind.  

House Energy Audit. Efficient Consumption Invoice And Economy
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

It’s Earth Day! Give Your Home a DIY Energy Audit

Conducting a home energy audit offers several compelling benefits, central among them the potential for significant cost savings. Here's how to do one yourself.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

What Is Zero Waste? (Plus Dozens of Tips on How to Reduce Waste in Your Home This Earth Day)

Adopting a zero-waste lifestyle is not just beneficial for the environment. It's also advantageous from an economic perspective. Here's how to get started.

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