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.
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.
I measured the humidifier fan as drawing 60 watts. That won't change - if we run it for eight hours, it will pull nearly half a Killowatt hour. Of course, that doesn't reflect its true operating cost: those filters are expensive and we were using a fair amount of vinegar to clean it.
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.
What does a flame sensor do? How can I clean a flame sensor? A dirty flame sensor can cause furnace problems, including a furnace that won't stay on. This simple repair tip could save you $100-$150.
Refrigerators are built to bear specified quantity of food to be stored in them (refer to user manual). The problem arises when you over stuff them. It puts extra load on the compressor motor and as a result your refrigerator compressor may break down causing you a lot of botheration and of course some costly refrigerator repair especially if the unit is past the warranty period.
People often offer home remedies and other assumptions regarding garbage disposals, but how many of these are actually true?
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.
So after 10 years, our 5-burner GE gas cooktop was quickly deteriorating. One burner stopped working, then a second burner died (which was the biggest burner on the cooktop). Finally a third burner went out on us, to the point where the knob...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step by step guide to maintaining a condenser tumble dryer complete with pictures. Keep your condenser dryer running more efficiently.
Save money by turning back the clock and burning wood. Here are 10 good reasons why modern wood-burning stoves are the perfect solution.
Despite the poor economy due to the Great Depression, magazines advertised a host of modern products. Kitchen appliances of 1932 offered clean, safe operation and freed up time for housewives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I bought a Makita 18v Lithium-ion cordless drill and impact driver combination set, Wow... was I impressed, light weight and powerful. This is my personal review because I'm a tool lover.
Clothes dryers are pretty simple but 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. ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the electric oven range will not light up and glow red hot this might be something that you will be able to repair easy. Learn here how to fix the element that won't turn on and get hot.
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.
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.
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.
A guide to the capabilities and limitations of each of the two best known range cookers available, the AGA and the Rayburn.
Instructions on how to replace a hot water heater, a task most homeowners can do quite easily and save considerably in plumbing costs.
Reviews and tips for using non-electric space heaters. Be prepared for a power outage or disaster. Great source of heat when off grid.
Recommendations and tips for choosing a cordless screwdriver. There are many possibilities, but which is right for you?
Are you ready for the heat? 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 proper functioning of your box fans for years to come.
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 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.
This article provides information about how the new types of dishwasher detergents work, and how to deal with spotty, cloudy, and dirty dishes.
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. Even if you can't fix the problem yourself, you may be able to determine at least some information about what is causing the malfunction and that information can sometimes be very useful to the people who will ultimately come to fix it.
Whether you have an LG Fridge or any fridge that you need to hook a supply line to, this hub will guide you into completing the task.
Always unplug the refrigerator before you work on it. Review safety procedures. The most common problem in a refrigerator that is leaking is a plugged drain. All frost free refrigerators have a defrost cycle that melts the frost and ice that...
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?
That flashing light on your furnace is trying to help. This article will help you understand what it's saying.
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.
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.
When the two washing machines in my life both quit, and it turned out to be the same problem with each, it seemed a clear message from the cosmos: write a Hub about this inexpensive DIY fix. Find out if it is the solution to your washer blues!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to get rid of the musty, mildew-y smell coming from your window AC unit and stop the stink!
Designing an HVAC system properly is important to the comfort of your home. Know more about your system and its design when buying a new system or building a home. Understand your contractor better.
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. Solar panel kits are excellent for RVs, boats, pools, shops/garages and more.
Searching for a ceramic space heater made in USA? Suggstions and support in finding a space heater model that is American made.
You may not know this, but Kenmore does not manufacture its appliances. They are manufactured by many other companies like Whirlpool and GE. Here's how to find out who made your appliance.
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.
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.
Using non microwave-safe dishes in your microwave oven can be fatal. Here's how you can test the microwave-safety of dishes.
The best handheld planers make working with wood a pleasure. But how do you choose and which models are best for which jobs?
Keep your counters free with an under-counter refrigerator. These streamlined refrigerators are great in apartments, condos, in-law suites, and crowded kitchens.
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.
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!
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.
Clothes dryer won't produce heat? Dryer isn't drying? This article offers step-by-step advice for finding—and fixing—the problem.
Video and step-by-step guide to fixing your home's heating system. Here's how you can solve your own furnace trouble.
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.
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.
You've moved into your new home, but the dryer plug doesn't fit. Step-by-step instructions (with photos) for how to change out a 3 prong dryer plug for a new 4 prong cord.
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 how do you go about finding the best one for your home? This article will show you how. Just think, can be saving money in no time!
An overview for each type of material used to make sinks. And an in-depth look at everyone's favorite sink material, stainless steel sinks!
The naked portafilter is a fairly new innovation in the old process of making espresso. Typically, a portafilter (which holds the coffee grounds and gets clamped to the espresso machine) has one or two spouts that direct the coffee into the...
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.
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.
Here's what you need to consider when deciding whether your new wood-burning stove should be a catalytic or non-catalytic model.
A bidet is a device often found in hotels that allows yourself to be clean after going to the bathroom - found out how to use one!
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.
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
Chuck wobble makes it difficult to drill straight holes or drive screws correctly. When the chuck becomes warped or develops a wobble, it might be necessary to replace it with a new chuck. Before replacing a cordless Bosch drill chuck, inspect the...
Does your furnace make more noise than you care to hear? Here I'll help you diagnose noises common to residential furnaces. The problems are often simple and cheap to fix.
Weather your running an electric or gas water heater you should consider this water heater essential.
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.
This article will provide you with everything you need to know about lighting and maintaining a fire efficiently in a wood-burning stove.
Dryer fires are a danger to all households if clothes dryers are not properly maintained. With some simple steps you could help to prevent a dryer fire...
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.
A homeowner's guide for troubleshooting and repairing common electric water heater problems. Many repairs do not require a professional plumber.
With the cost of electricity on the increase, an energy monitoring adapter is a useful device which can measure and track the energy consumption of a home appliance. Costing about $15, the adapter can be plugged into a standard wall socket and can display several parameters about the appliance connected to it.
Eventually your hot water heater will need help - learn how to troubleshoot and replace thermostats and heating elements.
Installing a ceiling fan with a light made simple, with photos, a list of tools and a step-by-step installation process. There are tips on important places where you should pay special attention and corrections to be done after installation.
Some of the many important signs that homeowners should know if their heat pump must be checked out by an air conditioning service professional.
Usually when a front load washer is not draining properly the problem could be one of two things. Either the user has put in too much soap or the pump is blocked. As stated before front load washers use very little water so care must be taken to use the proper amount of soap. There are special low sudding soaps specifically designed for front load washers. They are marked with an (He) on the label.
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.
Detailed instructions on replacing an ordinary light switch with a motion sensor switch to turn the lights on automatically when a room is occupied.
The next time your change filter light illuminates on your refrigerator, consider saving yourself a large chunk of change and wait a few more cycles.
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
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.
I think I'm fairly qualified to tell you what's wrong with the Champion 46539 portable generator, having owned and used one for over a year now both for my business and for home use.
Your central air conditioner needs regular maintenance to function at peak performance. Follow these tips to keep your air conditioning unit running efficiently.
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.
Slide-in stoves improve the way freestanding stove units present with a kitchen's cabinetry by fitting into the cabinetry and its countertop. The stove top fits snugly into the countertop in a way that looks like the drop-in stove top solution...
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.
Want a dishwasher that cleans well? Consider an inexpensive Amana Standard Tub. Review, video, pictures and description of how it really works.
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.
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.
In this review, I explain why the Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner is the best personal cooling fan and humidifier for the summer.
I ruined the exterior of my stove with oven cleaner. Here's how I fixed and painted it to look like stainless steel.
Handy dishwasher troubleshooting chart on common problems. Easy "Dishwasher Timer switch repair" lesson, and maintaining your dishwasher tips.
Know the facts about EdenPURE portable heaters and avoid the scam. See why you cannot save money with an electric heater.
A range hood is actually one of the most important appliances in the kitchen. It consists of a canopy or some other type of “capture area” and a fan or blower motor to extract the air pollution caused by cooking. By capturing and eliminating the...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 water dispenser is great for providing safe drinking water. The Primo Water Dispenser is one of the least expensive units and also dispenses instant hot and cold water.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 tid bits that you may not have considered when doing this chore in the past.
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.
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.
The most popular low to medium budget range hoods from trustworthy brands with excellent customer support are reviewed and compared. Check it out now.
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.
Counter-depth refrigerators save space and can create a cleaner, more appealing appearance in your kitchen. Most major manufacturers offer counter-depth models.
The DW743 flip over saw is a classic icon on building sites everywhere, this hub is my expert review from a professional owner and daily user. I wrote this hub because I rely on my DW743 every day to earn my living and I love the fact that it...
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.
Learn how to sharpen a lawn mower blade or blades, intended for the homeowner. Lawn mower blade sharpening is not difficult and can be done by most homeowners without much effort.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Have you ever wondered why appliances are breaking far earlier than they used to? Its the electronics that have brought upon a new era of disposable appliances. Read on.
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.