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Best Portable Air Conditioners

In this guide, we reviewed portable air conditioners, outlined some tips that should make installation a breeze, and answered your most burning questions.

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Top Steam Irons

Our team of research specialists bought and tested the best steam irons on the market to help you make a smart purchase.

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Best Clothes Steamers

If ironing isn’t your style but neither is wrinkled clothing, a clothes steamer is a fuss-free option to get the job done. Here are 5 that serve up style in a simple fashion.

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Best Window Air Conditioners

Window air conditioners have improved significantly over the years and now include built-in energy efficiency features, programmable timers, and powerful fan speeds. Keep reading our comprehensive buyer's guide to find the best unit for you and your home.

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Best Tower Fans

A good tower fan can be a compliment to a home’s existing A/C unit to help ensure that air is the right flow, speed, and comfort-level for your needs.  Let us help you select the best one for your home.

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Best Electric Fireplaces

We compared five electric fireplaces based on how realistic each fireplace is and we considered installation, adjustability, and safety.

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Best Tankless Water Heaters

Our team of research specialists bought and tested the best tankless water heaters on the market to help you make a smart purchase.

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My Vivint Security Review: Smart Living Ensures a Safer Home

When choosing the right smart home security system, I sorted through a lot of factors: quality, pricing, customizability, customer service, installation process, and contract terms. Vivint was one of the many systems I tested.

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Vivint Doorbell Review: Why We Think the Vivint Doorbell Camera Is the Best

Vivint uses high-quality technology to connect their doorbell camera to a cellular network and their central home security system, so you can track your front-porch activity from the comfort of your living room or office.

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Maintenance

How to Find a Stud Without a Stud Finder

There are plenty of ways to find a stud without a stud finder—here are five simple techniques.

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Electric

How to Install Solar Panels: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Read through our step-by-step solar installation guide to learn how to install solar panels, including how to determine if you should go solar and what to expect from professional solar installation.

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Solar system on house rooftop
Electric

Are Solar Panels for Your Home Worth It?

With the advancements in solar technology, solar panels have become much more cost-effective for your home.

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Maintenance

Complete Guide to Tile and Grout Cleaning

With a little preventative maintenance—about a half hour each week—you can reduce the buildup on your tiles.

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Maintenance

Your Ultimate Guide to Upholstery Cleaning

Regular upholstery cleaning removes dirt and grime buildup from your furniture so that it’s clean and maintained.

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Maintenance

How to Clean a Rug: At-Home and Professional Rug Cleaning Options

Cleaning your rugs is more important than you may realize, especially if you have kids, pets, allergies, high foot traffic, or noticeable odors.

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Maintenance

Carpet Cleaning Guide: DIY or Hiring a Pro

You may not see the dirt, dust, or crumbs embedded into the spaces between carpet fibers or in the cracks in your upholstery, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

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HVAC

Common Reasons for Furnace and Heater Repairs

Problems and issues will arise with your heater and furnace—some you can handle, and others where it makes good sense to hire a professional.

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Maintenance

8 Ways to Fix a Clogged Drain

When your drain is clogged and water won’t flow, try these eight tips to fix a clogged drain prior to calling a plumber.

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