Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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5 Easy Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

Find out how to perform five important DIY maintenance tasks on your air conditioner to help avoid emergency breakdowns and save money on your energy bills this summer.
an outdoor ac unit

How to Clean a Condensate Drain Line

Algae, mold and mildew can build up inside an air conditioning unit's condensate drain line and form a clog. Watch this video to learn how to prevent this.
Woman repairs air conditioner ductwork with metallic foil tape

How to Repair Leaks in A/C Ductwork

Finding and sealing leaks in your air conditioner's ductwork can save energy and lower your heating and cooling bills. Watch this video to learn more.

Is Your Room Not Getting Any Heat? Here Is Who to Call!

What do you do when a room isn't getting any heat?  Karen added on a room that isn't having problems cooling in the summer. It's winter when there is a problem.  The room isn't retaining any heat!
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Baseboard Heater: How to Improve the Heat Flow

Hot-water baseboard heaters put out a lot of heat very quickly, as soon as the thermostat kicks on. Here’s how to dramatically improve the heat flow.
Danny Lipford and Joe Truini

How to Sand and Paint Without a Mess

Today's Homeowner Radio Listener Questions How to Repair Patched Plaster Walls and Ceilings Mia in Florida...

3 Last-Minute Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer

During the summer, heat and sunshine can cause your utility bills to skyrocket and lead to wear and tear on your home.By taking certain precautions, you can minimize the damage and perform necessary repairs...
a dirty vent

Air Duct Cleaning: Scam or Worth It?

Whether you should hire air duct cleaners depends on 5 factors. Here's more about that, and how to avoid duct-cleaning scams.

How to Change the Air Filter in Your Home

It’s important to replace the air filter on your central heating/cooling system every one to three months to keep the system operating efficiently. Watch this video to find out how.