How to Fix a Wobbly Deck

How to Fix a Wobbly Deck

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Wobbly deck got you shaking with every step? There are a few reasons for why your deck may not feel secure, and it’s important to get to the bottom of things so that the shaking doesn’t put undue stress on the deck’s fasteners and connectors. Let’s examine a couple of scenarios and how to fix each ….  Read More

How to Buy an HVAC System for Any Kind of Home

How to Buy an HVAC System for Any Kind of Home

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Your HVAC choices significantly impact the amount of energy your home uses. Overcooling and conventional ductwork often account for the largest waste of energy in a home. Traditional ducts are also prone to leaking, and since they’re typically located in unconditioned areas, like attics or basements, leaked, conditioned air is wasted in places of no benefit ….  Read More

How to Install a Sump Pump

How to Install a Sump Pump

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The process begins with setting the sump basin upside down on the basement floor and marking its outline. (When choosing a place to install the pump, factor in a proper drainage plan and a proximity to a ready power source.) Next, use a demolition hammer to chop through the concrete floor and dig a hole ….  Read More

How to Save Energy in Your Home

How to Save Energy in Your Home

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No matter what time of year it is, it’s smart to implement energy efficient strategies throughout your home. Not only will you save money on energy bills, but you’ll also make your home more comfortable all year round. Check out these 7 ideas that, whether implemented individually or together, help make for a truly energy ….  Read More

How to Insulate Your Basement

How to Insulate Your Basement

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Whether you use your basement primarily for storage or as a recreational space, insulating this section of your home can yield significant financial benefits. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, insulating your basement walls can save up to $350 annually in some regions. This is especially true in “tight” homes with a strong seal ….  Read More

Everything to Know About Smart Thermostats

Everything to Know About Smart Thermostats

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Smart thermostats are a growing trend, helping homeowners save on energy costs and become truly strategic with their heating and cooling use. Even in older homes, the installation process is simple and straightforward. Find out how smart thermostats stack up against traditional ones and how to install one in your own home. Smart vs. Traditional ….  Read More