I think I'm fairly qualified to tell you what's wrong with the Champion 3800 Watt portable generator, having owned and used one for over a year now both for my business and for home use.
Starting a coal stove is nothing like starting a wood or pellet stove fire. Not even close. In this article, I explain one method that has worked for me and two methods that haven't worked.
Replacing the gasket on your refrigerator is easy. This simple repair can offer many benefits for little cost and in little time. These step by step instructions will tell you what you need, how to do it and how to check if it needs done.
Ceiling fans can cut your energy bill by 10 to 40 percent, depending on your individual heating and cooling habits. That statistic alone should be enough to convince you to purchase a ceiling fan–or two, but here are the options to consider in order to choose a fan wisely.
Instructions on how to replace a hot water heater, a task most homeowners can do quite easily and save considerably in plumbing costs.
Washer overflowing? I explain five ways to fix it: installing a sink, using a lint catcher, regular use of enzymes to keep it clear, using a snake, and changing to a front-loading washer.
Is your electric water heater broken? Don't call the plumber! Here are step-by-step instructions for how to troubleshoot and repair it yourself.
How to select the right wireless security system. Plus I'm included tips from the installation and coding process to make it easier for you. Cheers!
If you wake up in a blizzard and find yourself without heat as I did this morning, there are a few things that you might want to try before you give up and call for repair. This article explores your options.
That red light on your furnace is flashing. This article will help you understand what it's trying to tell you.
A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to use a wringer washing machine--a good solution when limited water, power, or other resources are available.
One of our complaints about the GE was that it didn't seem to wash very well. We happen to be big water drinkers and we filter our tap water rather than contributing to more pollution with bottled water. We had noticed with the GE that we'd see little soap bubbles if we didn't rinse our glasses before using them. We could also taste it - we wouldn't have noticed it with milk or juice, but it s
A review of both the slide in electric range with downdraft options on the market and an added review of an alternative electric cooktop with downdraft after listening to you, my readers.
Having a wood stove in the home has so many benefits. From lowering the electric bill to releasing stress, the wood stove should be an important consideration when considering the type of heating you would like to use for your home.
How to install an over the range microwave oven. Installing a microwave isn't difficult, but here are some tips for potential problems and their solutions.
When the two washing machines in my life both quit and it turned out to be the same problem with each, I discovered an inexpensive DIY fix. Find out if it is the solution to your washer blues!
Magazines in 1932 featured sleek, modern and most importantly, convenient kitchen appliances. Here are some of those well-designed ads, with products homemakers all over the country were itching to own.
We've all had the pilot light on our water heater go out, but do you know how to get it lit again? Here are a few different techniques to re-light it, whether it's open or sealed combustion.
Cleaning your furnace fan thoroughly may not be as hard as you think. The dirt in it however may be much more than you think. See step by step, how to access, clean and re-install your blower motor and squirrel cage.
The best way to make any significant purchase is with sufficient knowledge. Get a basic understanding of an A/C system so you aren't taken advantage of when going to buy one. Plus get tips on how to maintain your new air conditioning unit.
Any homeowner can learn how to sharpen lawn mower blades. It's not difficult and can be done by most people without much effort. Here, you'll find step-by-step instructions.
Cleaning your air conditioning coils doesn't just make the unit look better. This easy to perform maintenance will save you money, extend the life of your condensor and help to prevent the breakdown of air conditioner parts often caused by overheating. Do it yourself in just a few easy to follow steps.
Your central air conditioner needs regular maintenance to function at peak performance. Follow these tips to keep your air conditioning unit running efficiently.
Understand the proper working order of a furnace, so that you can pinpoint problems and repair them, or know what to tell the people who will. Understand what all those parts in your furnace are for.
This article provides details on everything you want to know about your furnace's pressure switch. See how it works and determine if it's your problem as well as why it's there and how to find the correct replacement.
This article will provide you with everything you need to know about lighting and maintaining a fire efficiently in a wood-burning stove.
The Elechomes Air Purifier filters dust, pet allergens, pollen, and cigarette smoke, and replaces it with fresh, clean air. Excellent for pet owners, smokers, and those with asthma or allergies.
Gas-powered log splitters can be expensive, and splitting wood by hand is exhausting. In between these two options is a manual splitter that might be just what you need.
One of the simplest problems to diagnose and fix is the hot surface ignitor (or igniter). Here are easy to follow directions from an HVAC professional.
Ten top tips when using a portable generator for home use. Plus what to look for if you want your generator to be an off-grid power source at home ~ full time or for emergencies. Which one is best?
Your new home is perfect, except that the old dryer cord won't fit the new plug and no adapter will work. Here are instructions for replacing a 4-prong dryer cord with a 3-prong cord.
Air fryers are very popular right now, and the choice of brands, sizes, power, and accessories can be enough to make you throw up your hands and walk away. Enter the Audew 12-liter, 1700-watt air fryer. I've got one and love it. I think you will too.
A comparison article of the larger upright vacuum cleaners from Dyson -- the DC33, DC40 and DC41, ultimately determining which offers 'you' the best overall value given its price tag.
The next time your "Change Filter" light illuminates on your refrigerator, consider saving yourself a large chunk of change and wait for a few more cycles.
Dishwashers have become more efficient in the way they use water and electricity, but how can you tell the good from the bad? This article explores the nature of dishwashers to help you choose.
This article acts as a guide to help homeowners test and replace an air-conditioning system's condensate pump.
I bought a Makita 18v Lithium-ion cordless drill and impact driver combination set, and wow was I impressed! This light-weight and powerful drill certainly lived up to my standards as a tool lover.
One day, your hot water heater will need help. Learn how to troubleshoot and replace thermostats and heating elements.
In this article, I compare and review the most popular low-to-medium-budget range hoods from trustworthy brands with excellent customer support. Check it out now.
The contactor is a fairly simple part of your air conditioner and is really quite easy to repair or replace if it's your problem. Learn how a contactor works, how to check it, and repair or replace it if needed.
In this review, I explain why the Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner is the best personal cooling fan and humidifier for the summer.
It is possible to reduce colds, allergies, and dry skin with an affordable ultrasonic humidifier. Here are some tips for choosing and using one of these appliances.
Detailed instructions on replacing an ordinary light switch with a motion sensor switch to turn the lights on automatically when a room is occupied.
I had so much trouble with my new LG dishwasher that I returned it after one week and got a different brand. What went wrong with my LG dishwasher and which model is better than LG?
Review of updated Elechomes Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier. Best winter humidifier with 3 levels for misting/heating, a massive 5.5L tank, child lock options, and sleep mode that turns off LED screen.
I was searching for a quality air purifier that could quietly clean the air of a medium-sized room. The cost of replacement filters was an important consideration. Levoit’s LV-H126 appeared to be a good choice.
Window air conditioners need a regular spring cleaning to keep them in working order. Read on to find out how to clean your window air conditioning unit.
I discuss the ins and outs of running an airbrush from a pancake compressor. Both advantages and disadvantages will be covered.
Learn what your air conditioner is made of and what parts you may very well be able to replace yourself if there is a breakdown. Easy to follow explanations with photos.
These are step by step instructions to figure out how much money you spend on heating, how much is wasted, and how much a new furnace can save on your gas bill. You'll feel more confident about choosing your new furnace and knowing what to expect from it.
Learn 2 simple, effective, and cheap ways to seal your own leaking ductwork that will hold up over time and help get the air to where it's supposed to be in your home.
There are many benefits of a dehumidifier for your home. Health, mold, dust mites, wood, surfaces, and electronics can all be negatively effected by too much moisture in the air. Learn how a dehumidifier can preserve health and home.
An overview for each type of material used to make sinks and an in-depth look at everyone's favorite sink material, stainless steel!
A water dispenser is great for providing safe drinking water. The Primo Water Dispenser is one of the least expensive units and it also dispenses instant hot and cold water.
The serial number of your furnace and air conditioner is the key to answering if your HVAC equipment is still under warranty. Your HVAC warranty should have started from the date of installation.
Get the most out of your A/C this summer. Understand what air conditioning services you should consider and why, whether you perform it yourself or are considering professional service.
Here's what you need to consider when deciding whether your new wood-burning stove should be a catalytic or non-catalytic model.
Designing an HVAC system properly is important to the comfort of your home. You should know more about your system and its design when buying a new system or building a home. You should also understand your contractor better.
Cleaning your condenser (air conditioner) yourself is easy, free and increases the efficiency of the system. These few simple steps will tell you how to clean the condenser simply and quickly.
The temperature/pressure relief valve (T&P) is an important mechanism for safe operation of a water heater. This article shows how to check your T&P valve and replace it if not operating properly.
Replacing a water heater can be one of the more costly items a homeowner is faced with. Here is step by step how I replaced mine and decide for yourself if it's something you can do too.
This article teaches you how to measure power with an energy monitoring adapter to save both power and money.
The best handheld planers make working with wood a pleasure. But, how do you choose—and which models are best for which jobs?
The information in this hub will educate you and make you more comfortable with what you're being told by your HVAC service provider.
Video and step-by-step guide to fixing your home's heating system. Here's how you can solve your own furnace trouble.
Is the red light on your Lysol No-Touch Soap Dispenser blinking? Is the dispenser not pumping any soap? Follow these easy tips to fix it. If the dispenser is defective you may be able to get coupons for free products.
You've moved into your new home, but the dryer plug doesn't fit. Here are some step-by-step instructions (with photos) for how to change out a 3-prong dryer plug for a new 4-prong cord.
Flushing and draining your hot water heater is basic maintenance that's easy to do. Learn how to drain your tank fast and help improve the recovery time and efficiency of your water heater. Save money, get tips, and increase the life of your water tank with these easy-to-follow instructions.
This is a review of the Honeywell Air Touch HAC35M1101G based on my personal experience using it in Bangalore.
During the winter months, we like to keep our home at a comfortable level of humidity but still save energy. Here's why we use a vaporizer instead of a humidifier.
If you have a lingering odor in the kitchen, it may be the refrigerator. This article demonstrates how to clean your refrigerator and offers a couple of tips and tidbits that you may not have considered when doing this chore in the past.
The Elechomes electric pressure cooker can pressure cook, steam, sauté and slow cook poultry, eggs, rice, soup, chili, cake, beans, and even yogurt to perfection. Includes tempered glass lid, mini mitts, measuring cup, and a rice paddle.
Recommendations and tips for choosing a cordless screwdriver. There are many possibilities, but which is right for you?
If your house gets damp in cold weather or you have condensation problems then you need a domestic dehumidifier! All about humidity problems and what to look for when chosing a dehumidifier.
Does your furnace make more noise than you care to hear? In this article, I'll help you diagnose noises common to residential furnaces. The problems are often simple and cheap to fix.
Alarm keypads and remote controls can eventually become unresponsive after years of use. You can use aluminum foil, conductive silver ink, or replacement rubber pads to give them a new lease of life.
If your water heater is leaking, what do you do? How do you know where it's leaking from? Learn how to locate the leak, decide if it's something you can fix and ways to extend the life of your water tank here in this hub.
Replacing your air conditioner fuses is cheap, easy, and fast. Learn what your fuses do, how to get new ones, and how to switch them out.
Is your furnace fan running but there's no heat? Learn what a limit switch is, where it is, and how to replace it. Simple to follow instructions.
Generally, the energy or power used by cooking appliances or cooktops in professional and home kitchens is electric and gas. Confusion often reigns because of the various electric technologies: induction, ceramic-glass, electric coils. This article explains the differences in power source and cooktop applications as well as the pros and cons of each.
Counter-depth refrigerators save space and can create a cleaner, more appealing appearance in your kitchen. Most major manufacturers offer counter-depth models.
This halogen oven review includes information about the advantages and disadvantages of cooking with the oven as well as some quick and easy meal ideas.
Air conditioner capacitors are a common cause of A/C breakdowns and very simple to replace. This shows how to diagnose the problem and replace the part.
What factors should you consider before buying a high-efficiency water heater? And how can you make your old water heater more eco-friendly if you can't afford a new one?
Handy dishwasher troubleshooting chart on common problems. Easy "Dishwasher Timer switch repair" lesson, and maintaining your dishwasher tips.
Is your window air conditioner installed properly? These tips will help you know what is needed to correctly install your unit, as well as how to store it and locate the best place to install it to maximize your cooling ability.
Keep your counters free with an under-counter refrigerator. These streamlined refrigerators are great in apartments, condos, in-law suites, and crowded kitchens.
What does a flame sensor do? How can I clean a flame sensor? A dirty flame sensor can cause furnace problems, such as a furnace that won't stay on. This simple repair tip could save you $100–$150.
A whole house window fan can save hundreds of dollars a year on electric bills with only a small upfront cost and a few minutes of time each day.
It is much less difficult to change a fridge door water filter than many people think. Here's how it works for the Samsung RS265TDRS.
A homeowner's guide for troubleshooting and repairing common electric water heater problems. Many repairs do not require a professional plumber.
I was searching for a space heater that was economical to run but could quickly warm a small room. Slaouwo’s offering appeared to be a good option.
If you have a wood-burning stove, you need to know about cleaning and maintaining it. Here's how I clean the glass door, flue/chimney and exterior of my wood-burning stove. These are easy tips to follow.