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.
This review is based on my personal opinion of the Workzone Cordless Multi-tool as sold by Aldi. If you are looking for a tool that does what it says on the box, but without a premium price, then this fits the bill perfectly.
A look at the advantages of Whirlpool front-load washing machines, and how to troubleshoot common problems you may experience if you already own one.
Searching for a ceramic space heater made in USA? Suggstions and support in finding a space heater model that is American made.
Installing a lighting ceiling fan made simple, with photos, a list of tools, and a step-by-step installation guide, including information on important things to pay special attention to and troubleshooting tips after installation.
Dryer fires are a danger to all households if clothes dryers are not properly maintained. With some simple steps you can help prevent a dryer fire.
Instructions on how to replace a hot water heater, a task most homeowners can do quite easily and save considerably in plumbing costs.
This article teaches you how to measure power with an energy monitoring adapter to save both power and money.
A refrigerator is a complicated machine that relies on a complex system of coils. Since your fridge runs all day long, it's important to keep it running properly to keep your food at safe levels and to provide you with cold drinks and ice.
In the market for a new dishwasher? Can't decide between the single door or double drawer models? Pros and cons for pull out drawer models versus single door models.
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.
Whether you have an LG Fridge or any fridge that you need to hook a supply line to, this article will guide you into completing the task.
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.
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.
If chuck wobble is making it difficult for you to drill straight holes or drive screws correctly, then you might need to replace it. This article will show you how to replace the chuck in a Bosch cordless drill.
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?
This article will explain how to troubleshoot your furnace when the heat stops working and you see 3 blinking lights on your furnace. There are a few ways to check and fix this problem.
It's always a good idea to make sure your box fans are clean and up to snuff. This guide will show you how to easily disassemble and clean them; ensuring properly functioning box fans for years to come.
Make cleaning quicker and easier with a rechargeable hand vacuum. Find out about their advantages and how to choose the right one.
This article highlights a few of the many signs that warrant homeowners to call an air conditioning service professional.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the electric oven range will not light up and glow, this might be an easy fix. Learn here how to fix the element that isn't responding to the knob that turns it on.
It's not difficult to replace your slide-in range with a drop-in stove. Here are the step-by-step instructions.
Save money by turning back the clock and burning wood. Here are 10 good reasons why modern wood-burning stoves are the perfect solution.
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.
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.
Addresses how a wringer washer can be used today to save money ... used in homesteading ... as a green alternative ... when living off the grid.If you use a wringer washer or or are buying a wringer washing machine, there are a few things to consider.
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.
There is "To be or not to be". There is "Wherefore art thou Romeo". Then there is "How often should I replace my furnace's air filter?" While I'm not sure where Romeo is or if one should be or not, I can help with the answer to the latter.
Reviews and tips for using non-electric space heaters. It's great to have a source of heat that you can use off the grid during a power outage or disaster.
While an inverter generator isn't always an economical option, it may save you money in the long-run through efficiency and by protecting your sensitive electronic equipment.
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.
Keep your counters free with an under-counter refrigerator. These streamlined refrigerators are great in apartments, condos, in-law suites, and crowded kitchens.
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.
Always unplug the refrigerator and review safety procedures before you work on it. The most common problem in a refrigerator that is leaking is a plugged drain.
A tutorial to show you how to clean your Ionic Pro air purifier to ensure it pulls as much dirt, grime, mold, and other debris from the air you breathe.
Using non microwave-safe dishes in your microwave oven can be a disaster. Here's how you can test the microwave-safety of dishes.
The most common cause of an electric oven that doesn't heat up is a defective element. For a gas oven, the cause is probably the bake ignitor or gas safety valve. Learn how to confirm and fix them.
A bidet is a device often found in hotels that allows yourself to be clean after going to the bathroom. It's not as scary as it looks. Here's how to use one!
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.
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.
For DIY projects requiring stone tiles or stone veneer, you will definitely need a Wet Saw. There are a few styles of Wet Saws to choose from. Wet Saws are easy to use and here are some basic guidelines.
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.
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?
One day, your hot water heater will need help. Learn how to troubleshoot and replace thermostats and heating elements.
The best handheld planers make working with wood a pleasure. But, how do you choose—and which models are best for which jobs?
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.
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.
What can you do to boost the performance of your air conditioner? What should you do to supplement and improve the performance of an AC?
Replacing a gas stove cooktop isn't an impossible DIY project. Here's how I successfully replaced my own cooktop.
You don't have to live with that awful dent in your beautiful new stainless steel refrigerator forever. Read on for quick tips and tricks to remove it.
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
Want a dishwasher that cleans well? Consider an inexpensive Amana Standard Tub. Review, video, pictures, and description of how it really works.
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.
Have you ever wondered why appliances are breaking far earlier than they used to? It's the electronics that have brought upon a new era of disposable appliances. Read on.
Here are some quick troubleshooting tips to get hot water again. Learn how to handle common problems with electric, gas, and tankless water heaters. You may be able do this yourself.
Dishes not getting clean? Don't buy a new dishwasher just yet. This guide will show you how to clean and extend the life of your dishwasher and get that cloudy film off your glasses and silverware.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This review outlines the many downfalls of the H2O Turbo vacuum. Despite promising so much in the ads, this product is really a letdown.
Many usage myths regarding garbage disposals can be debunked with factual evidence. In this article, find out if you're doing more damage than good.
This article will break down what a range hood is and why they can be so useful. It will also explain the different kinds of mountings.
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.
If you want to install solar panels and are concerned about the cost, consider a DIY solar panel kit. They include solar panels, inverter and charge controller—everything you need to go solar and can be installed by the average homeowner. These kits are excellent for RVs, boats, pools, shops/garages and more.
You've probably heard some of these not-to-do-in-the-microwave tips, some you have innocently performed and others you'll be surprised to hear about. MUST READ!
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.
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.
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.
This article acts as a guide to help homeowners test and replace an air-conditioning system's condensate pump.
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.
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!
This is my experience using—and trying to repair—the LG LDF7811 dishwasher. Though it performed well for a while, the dishwasher broke down a few times and proved to be a powerful, yet unreliable appliance.
Kenmore doesn't manufacture its appliances. They are instead manufactured by many other companies, such as Whirlpool and GE. This guide will show you how to find out who made your appliance.
This article outlines the reasons why we chose a Samsung washing machine instead of sticking with our old Bosch washer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weather your running an electric or gas water heater you should consider this water heater essential.
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.
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.
Instead of spending a lot of money on a new air conditioner, learn how to make one yourself! It's simple and easy to make.
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.
Now that summer is over, it is time to pack up your window or portable air conditioner and store it for the winter. Here are some tips for winterizing your air conditioner.
An overview for each type of material used to make sinks and an in-depth look at everyone's favorite sink material, stainless steel!
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.
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.
Detailed instructions on replacing an ordinary light switch with a motion sensor switch to turn the lights on automatically when a room is occupied.
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!
Handy dishwasher troubleshooting chart on common problems. Easy "Dishwasher Timer switch repair" lesson, and maintaining your dishwasher tips.
That red light on your furnace is flashing. This article will help you understand what it's trying to tell you.
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.
Know the facts about EdenPURE portable heaters and avoid the scam. See why you cannot save money with an electric heater.
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.
A problem arises when you over-stuff your refrigerator—it puts extra weight on the compressor motor and, as a result, your refrigerator compressor may break down. This can be costly to repair, especially if the unit is past its warranty period.
Lately I have noticed a large number of low-priced miniature robotic vacuums available for sale. I decided to pick up one and run it through some tests. My choice, the Clean Robot, is sometimes referred to as the Sweep Robot.
The Elechomes Ultrasonic Cool/Warm Mist Humidifier eliminates dry air, allergens, and airborne bacteria in any room. Contains large 6L tank, has warm/cool mist settings, and includes sleep mode.
A good two stage snow thrower can save you a lot of time, but it's not always appropriate for all situations. Find out when you'd be better off with a single blower.
In this article, I'll share my experience fixing my Hotpoint Aquarius dishwasher and show you how you can do the same at home for your own.
The colorful Artifit N9 Mini Portable Fan is rechargeable, small, and doesn't require batteries to work. It can run for hours and it's the quickest way to cool off no matter where you are.
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.
The aim of this article is to guide you in finding the best heat pump water heater. Here, you will find information and tips on hybrid water heaters in general as well as reviews and recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Counter-depth refrigerators save space and can create a cleaner, more appealing appearance in your kitchen. Most major manufacturers offer counter-depth models.
Your central air conditioner needs regular maintenance to function at peak performance. Follow these tips to keep your air conditioning unit running efficiently.
There are several possible reasons for why your dishwasher is not draining. Find out how to determine what the problem is and how to fix it.
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?
A homeowner's guide for troubleshooting and repairing common electric water heater problems. Many repairs do not require a professional plumber.
This guide considers the capabilities and limitations of the two best-known range cookers available; the AGA and the Rayburn.
Clothes dryers are pretty simple, but they can be confusing at the same time. Be sure to follow safety precautions while working on an appliance. There are a variety of sounds that a dryer can make that indicate that some sort of service is needed.
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.
If your front load washer isn't draining, it is probably one of two things; either oversudding or pump complications. Find out what to do in either of these situations to get your washer working properly again.
The DW743 flip over saw is a classic icon on building sites everywhere. This article is my expert review from the standpoint of a professional owner and daily user.
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.
Counter-top convection oven information and review for inquisitive shoppers. Learn the differences between convection, toaster and range ovens. Then find out why Oster is the best convection oven on the market.
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.
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.
This article will provide you with everything you need to know about lighting and maintaining a fire efficiently in a wood-burning stove.
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.
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.
I ruined the exterior of my stove with oven cleaner. Here's how I fixed and painted it to look like stainless steel.
Step-by-step guide to maintaining a condenser tumble dryer complete with pictures. Keep your condenser dryer running more efficiently.
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.
Recommendations and tips for choosing a cordless screwdriver. There are many possibilities, but which is right for you?
Clothes dryer won't produce heat? Dryer isn't drying? This article offers step-by-step advice for finding—and fixing—the problem.
I was searching for an attractive bladeless fan that would keep me cool on a hot summer day. Air Choice’s BLF-YH05 appeared to be a good choice.
The information in this hub will educate you and make you more comfortable with what you're being told by your HVAC service provider.
A look at some of the top reasons you should update your air conditioning unit to a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER rating, that include lower energy bills and eco-friendliness.
In this review, I explain why the Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner is the best personal cooling fan and humidifier for the summer.
This article provides information about how the new types of dishwasher detergents work, and how to deal with spotty, cloudy, and dirty dishes.
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.
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.
No matter how I cleaned my front-loading washer, the mildew smell kept coming back. Then I found a quick, easy way to solve the problem for good.
From on top of the kitchen counter to a separate cart to even an appliance wall. The last item is a new appliance type - a microwave-in-a-drawer. All of the options have their pros and cons - you need to be the judge. Join on us on this journey and see all the possibilities presented in both modern and traditional kitchens. Be sure to answer the last two polling questions and see who has what and what option is deemed number one.