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SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | THURSDAY
500,000 Older Homes Can't Be Wrong: Get the Lowdown on High-Velocity HVAC

Gone are the days when those fortunate enough to live in a meticulously preserved historic home have to jam window air-conditioning units into carefully restored sashes or add space heate...

AUGUST 29, 2017 | TUESDAY
Give Peace a Chance: A Solution to Thermostat Wars at Last

It seems like every time you look at the thermostat, it's set to a different temperature. There are two possible explanations. One: Ghosts. Two: You live with at least one other livin...

JUNE 6, 2017 | TUESDAY
The Best Way to Control Indoor Humidity—and Your Energy Bills

When you turn on the air conditioning to beat the heat, the typical system might lower the temperature enough to satisfy the thermostat, but it may not satisfy your need for comfort. In f...

DECEMBER 13, 2016 | TUESDAY
How To: Paint Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is strong, durable, and easy-care, but aesthetically its high-tech, industrial vibe can leave you cold after a while. Luckily, you can bring warmth, color, and texture to ...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 | TUESDAY
10 Home Maintenance Miracles You Already Own

Before you make your next shopping list, shop your home for some of these ingenious household supplies. From the garden to the bathtub, these zero-dollar solutions will lighten your work ...

SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
Back to Cool: 10 Ways to Prep Your Home for Lower Temps

With Labor Day behind us, fall will be here sooner than we know—and with it will come chilly temperatures and harsh, blustery winds. Is your home ready for the change of seasons? Take the...

MAY 6, 2016 | FRIDAY
Problem Solved: A Cutting-Edge Cure for Household Hassles

You live and learn—theoretically. But I've lived in my creaky old house for nearly 20 years, and I still haven't mastered all its frustrating quirks. There is, however, one lesson...

DECEMBER 2, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Quick Tip: Detect Air Leaks for Only $1

When you've moved your plans indoors to escape the seasonal chill, a draft to send you back under the blankets is the last thing that you need. Worse than compromising your comfort le...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 | TUESDAY
The Do’s and Dont’s of Basement Storage

Whether you're packing away seasonal gear, or stockpiling a few extra home essentials, the basement is a natural storage spot. Because the basement is dark, cool, and roomy, it can be a p...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean a Microfiber Suede Sofa

A microfiber suede sofa is a cozy centerpiece for any room. Known for being soft and stylish, this popular seating choice makes itself right at home in any gathering spot. One drawback, h...