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How to Install a Smart Thermostat 

Saving energy means saving money, and everyone wants to save money. Installing a smart thermostat will do just that, along with plenty of other benefits as well. Smart thermometers offer ease of use, allowing you to control them from anywhere using your smartphone. Its smart algorithm can learn from household habits and begin to save…

Tools sit around a leaking water heater.

How Long Do Water Heaters Last

You may come home to see water pooling around the base of your water heater, it’s not heating water or many other problems. These are signs it’s likely time to either repair or replace your water heater. Depending on the time of the issue will help determine if you need to repair or replace the…

A humidifier being used in a house

How to Clean & Protect a Humidifier 

Humidifiers are great devices for comfort and health conditions. The moisture they propel into the air adds a therapeutic value that is excellent for dry climates, dry skin, congestion, fevers, and other irritations of the body. However, if humidifiers are left untouched for too long, their benefits will start to fade and can become harmful…

Refinishing hardwood floors

How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floors will ultimately need refinishing with the wear and tear of everyday use. Before you decide to call a refinishing service, consider learning how to refinish a hardwood floor effectively on your own and save hundreds.  On average, hiring someone to refinish your hardwood floors can cost upwards of $2,500, averaging out to $3-$8…

Person pulling up carpet

How to Remove Carpet Safely

There are various reasons to remove the carpet in your home; sometimes, it’s cosmetic, and other times it’s a necessity. Regardless of the reason, the next question is, can you do it yourself. The answer isn’t as cut and dry as it may seem. The main hurdles are time and health. Carpet removal is a…

Closer Look at Forney Easy Weld Line

In 2018, Forney Industries’ talented team of engineers noticed a large gap in the welding market, one that lacked user-friendly and portable machines for beginners, and even professionals, at a reasonable price. Thanks to this gap in the market, the Forney Easy Weld line was born! The Forney Easy Weld line has evolved through the…

How to Prepare Your Yard for Winter

With winter knocking on our door, fall is a perfect time to prepare your yard. Fall lawn care is extremely important for making your yard look healthy and colorful for next spring. There are many important steps in making sure your yard is ready to endure the cold winter. Following these steps will also gift…

A rake is pulled across leaves in a yard.

The Best Rakes of 2021

Fall usually means one thing as a homeowner-leaves. They’re an inevitable part of the year and everyone dreads that moment the first leaf falls, but it doesn’t have to be as unbearable as you think. The key is a good rake. A quality rake can make removing leaves from your lawn a breeze, and limit…

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