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Quick Tips to Reduce Utility Bills During Cold Weather

Is the cold crunch of winter putting the squeeze on you utility bills? Listen for some tips on some simple ways you can save.

Ceiling Fan Direction: What You Need to Know About Rotation

Ceiling fan direction makes all the difference when cooling your home. Learn why you should switch up the rotation throughout the year.

Hybrid Heating: How Dual-Fuel Heat Pump Systems Save Energy & Money

A dual-fuel heat pump system pairs an electric heat pump with a gas furnace to efficiently control your home’s climate during every season. 
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8 Tips to Save Money on Heating Your Home

A heating solution that’s green and affordable? It’s possible! Here are some money-saving tips.
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The Fall Lawn and Garden Care Guide

Everything you need to know to care for your lawn and garden in the fall.
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How to Grow Broccoli in Your Vegetable Garden

Broccoli is one of the most nutritious on the planet, and it's easy to grow. Read on to find out how to grow broccoli in your garden.

How to Buy End of Season Bargain Plants

In the fall, and sometimes in late spring, you can find great end of season discounts on perennials, shrubs, and trees. However, many of the plants may be doomed, no matter how carefully you tend them, and a dead plant is no bargain at all! Read on for some tips on how to shop for bargain bin plants.

Autumn Spider Webs

Fall is the active season for some of the larger species of garden spiders. Here are some thoughts about how to make peace with (and even enjoy) the spiders in your yard.


How-To

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How to Accessorize a Room’s Décor

The type and placement of the accessories displayed in a room can make a big difference in the overall décor. Here are tips to keep in mind when accessorizing rooms in your home.
Using foam backer rod to fill a wide crack before caulking.

How to Caulk Wide Cracks

While caulk alone can be applied to narrow cracks, gaps wider than 1/4” should be filled with foam backer rod first. Watch this video to find out how.
Using sandpaper to sharpen a chisel.

How to Sharpen a Chisel with Sandpaper

Find out how to put a sharp edge on a dull chisel the easy way using a piece of sandpaper. Watch this video to find out more.
Using wire from a coat hanger to clean the holes on dishwasher spray arms.

How to Clean Dishwasher Spray Arms

Find out how to clean the holes in the spray arms on your dishwasher to allow the dishwasher to work better and get dishes cleaner. Watch this video to find out more.

Latest Full Episode

Expanding Outdoor Living Space With a Poured Concrete Patio

See how a poured concrete slab transforms a decaying patio into an outdoor living space this homeowner can truly love.

The Fast (and Neat!) Way to Wrap String Around a Spool

Winding nylon string around a spool by hand is too time-consuming. Here's the better, and faster, way to do it.

Why You Should Recycle Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Horticulturists praise coffee grounds for acidifying soil and enhancing plant growth. Here's how you can use them in your garden.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: The Inexpensive Alternative for Cleaning Grout

Don't waste money on expensive grout cleaner again! Toilet bowl cleaner works just as well for cleaning grout!

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