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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

8 Benefits of Installing Smart Locks

Smart locks can add an extra layer of security to your home. On top of the obvious convenience, some of the benefits might surprise you.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Unfreeze Your Locks

If you live in a cold climate, it's worth learning how to unfreeze a lock so that you know what to do in an emergency. Here’s how to unfreeze a lock on a car door or front door using simple DIY methods — no locksmith required.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is Rekeying a Lock?

If you're cringing at the costs of having a professional locksmith replace every lock in the house, rekeying the locks could be a more affordable alternative.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

HVAC Upkeep Costs: Everything You Need to Know

Regular AC and furnace tune-ups can save you time, money and frustration in the long run and keep your home safe and comfortable. Here's a breakdown of upkeep costs.

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Home Improvement
James Fitzgerald

How to Install Gutter Guards

Installing gutter guards onto your gutters can practically eliminate the need for manual cleaning, while also protecting the gutters from mid-winter clogs and damage. If you want to learn how to install gutter guards, read this guide.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Install Outdoor Outlet Covers

Outdoor outlet covers stop water and debris from getting inside your outlets and are essential for keeping you and your family safe. Here's how to install them.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Myth or Fact: Does Using a Fireplace Actually Make Your House Colder?

Nothing beats the coziness of a real log fire, especially when the temperatures plummet. But does a fireplace actually make your home colder? We have the answer to this age-old question.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Hiring an HVAC Tech? Here are 5 Top Tips

You can easily find and hire heating and cooling contractors by searching databases, obtaining referrals from friends or even going the old-fashioned route and looking through the phone book. Here are some tips on how to hire an HVAC technician.

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