Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Summer - 4 Seasons of Home Ownership

The 4 Seasons of Home Ownership is your expert source for complete year-round home maintenance and improvement. Homes don’t come with instructions, so we decided to create some with our easy-to-follow guide for homeowners. Here you’ll find our Summer Checklist to make sure you’re getting all of the priority items done at your home. Check out the links below, and happy home improving!

Top Ten Must-do

Danny Lipford shows the selection of air conditioner filters available for purchase

How to Choose Air Conditioner Filters

How well your central heating and cooling system cleans the air largely depends on your air conditioner filters. Here's how to judge their quality.
Man adjusts condensate drain line

How to Unclog an AC Drain Line

Condensate drain lines can clog over time from algae growing inside the pipe. Watch this video to learn how to easily unclog the AC drain line.

If time and budget allow

New Broan-NuTone bathroom vent fan with Sensonic technology, newly installed in a Palmdale, California home.

How to Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Vent Fan

Bathroom exhaust fans must be regularly cleaned to keep the grill and motor from clogging up with dust. Here's how to do it!
Man drags broom over wet concrete to give it a rough surface

How to Repair and Resurface a Cracked Concrete Driveway

Here's how to repair and seal cracks in a concrete slab, such as a driveway, to prevent water from seeping beneath the slab and causing the soil to erode.

A little something extra

Get a Great Garage

As the winners of our “Get Your Garage Back” contest, sponsored by Toro, we helped homeowners Courtney and Bajorn Gaylord clean out and organize their garage, including installing a workbench, storage shelves, and racks for garden tools and bikes.
House generator

How to Maintain Portable and Home Standby Generators

Whether you own a portable or whole-house standby generator, it's important to perform regular maintenance to ensure maximum performance.

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