Home maintenance


Navigate the world of home maintenance effortlessly with our curated selection of helpful articles. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or seeking professional advice, we have the practical advice and step-by-step guides you need to keep your home well-maintained.

What is home maintenance?

This is your one stop shop to learn how to best maintain your home or fix areas that may need attention. Whether it is learning when to change air filters or how to cleanup mold, we have you covered. 

What is the best air filter for my home?

Discover what makes the best HVAC filters, how your filter falls on the MERV scale, and what to consider when purchasing the best air filters for your home.
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How to achieve LEED certification for your home or business

Learn the basics of achieving LEED Certification for commercial and residential projects.
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How should I set my air conditioning fan: auto or on?

Explore the impact of your AC's fan settings on comfort, air quality, and energy efficiency. Discover the balance that suits you.
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How do air conditioners and furnaces work together?

Discover how your heating and cooling systems work together for optimal home comfort. Learn about furnaces and energy efficiency tips.
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How to winterize a sprinkler system and prevent freezing

Discover how to prepare your sprinkler system for winter weather to prevent freezing and damage to your pipes.
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Starting your sprinkler system for a lush spring lawn

Learn the essential steps to kickstart your sprinkler system for a vibrant spring lawn. Our guide covers everything from system inspection to setting sprinkler schedules, ensuring your garden flourishes all year long.
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How much does central air cost?

Learn about the cost of your heating and air conditioning system including installation, energy use, and calculating how much your air conditioner costs to run each month.
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Harnessing the potential of attic exhaust fans

Learn how attic exhaust fans can enhance ventilation, reduce energy costs, and create a more comfortable home environment.
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How to clean your green, cloudy pool after a rainstorm

Find out why your swimming pool may turn green after a rainstorm, how to clean it, and even steps to prevent it from happening.
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How do I flush my water heater and how often should I drain it?

Flushing your water heater every few months can increase its lifespan and help you save money.
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Winter safety tips: How to prepare your home for snow and ice

Prepare for winter's beauty and hazards with our comprehensive guide to home safety, from snow removal to preventing pipe freeze.
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Winter plumbing tips

Avoid winter plumbing disasters with proactive measures, energy conservation tips, and smart holiday cooking habits.
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Why is my toilet draining slowly?

Discover how to troubleshoot and fix your slow-draining toilet, saving water and ensuring efficient waste disposal. Knowledge is power!
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Why is my sink gurgling?

Discover why your sink gurgles and learn easy, cost-effective solutions to fix it before it becomes a larger plumbing issue.
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Why is my house so dusty?

Discover how to diagnose and solve dust problems in your home due to HVAC system issues with our simple, effective guide.
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What does a red tag on a gas appliance mean?

Discover the importance of red tags in ensuring your home's safety from potential natural gas hazards. Stay informed, stay safe.
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How do you unclog a drain

Learn about common causes and possible fixes for clogged drains in your home.
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Spring cleaning checklist for home safety

Embrace spring cleaning with safety in mind! Discover tips for a healthier, safer home and kickstart your annual safety inspection.
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