Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
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HVAC Out? 5 Common Causes and Quick Fixes for Each

Problems with your HVAC system can make life uncomfortable at best and intolerable at worst — especially in extremely hot or cold weather. Fortunately, you can solve several common issues with a DIY HVAC repair. Try these five fixes before calling a technician.

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6 Tips for Hiring a Plumber

Taking some steps and conducting a little research before hiring a plumber is a great way to ensure quality service. Keep reading to learn some tips on how to hire a plumber.

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Here’s How Much a Locksmith Charges for 5 of the Most Common Services

Locksmiths provide essential services to maintain your home and car's security, and get you back inside your house. The average callout fee is about $150. Here's a breakdown of service costs.

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6 Ways to Try to Unclog Your Sink Before You Call a Plumber

Clogged sinks are a common plumbing problem, and it's worth trying to clear the clog yourself before paying for a professional plumber. Here are some DIY methods you can try.

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How Much Does an HVAC Filter Cost?

Replacing HVAC filters regularly is a simple task that's crucial for preventing problems with your furnace and AC unit.  Here’s how much it costs to buy replacement filters.

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Home Improvement
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Pilot Light Out? Here's How to Relight It

If your furnace stopped working, the cause could be something as simple and common as a pilot light that blew out. Learn how to light a furnace pilot light in four easy steps.

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How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost?

Heat pumps transfer warmer temperatures from the ground, air or water into a home to heat it up when it's colder outside. As you make your decision, You'll want to be prepared for heat pump installation costs.

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How to Find a Solar Installer

Choosing the right solar installer is a big decision, and it's essential to do your homework before signing a contract. Here’s how to find a reputable solar installer near you.

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