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Your washer and dryer habits can say a lot about your personality. Test your laundry knowledge to find out if you’re a pro or all washed up. ##There’s more to laundry day than you think. Whether you love it or hate it, whether you do it... Read more .

If you’re considering replacement windows, check out these expert answers to your questions about energy efficiency, vinyl windows, double-pane windows, curb appeal and maintenance. If your house has outdated windows, there’s a good chance you’re... Read more .

Before you start to think of buying new, there are plenty of appliance fixes that can help your washer, dryer, fridge and dishwasher last for years to come. How can you determine when an appliance just needs a quick fix vs. when it’s time to... Read more .

Are you a home design star or headed for a DIY disaster? Take the quiz to find out. Whether you spend your weekends fixing up the house and watching design shows, or you push all things home improvement to the very last minute, there’s always... Read more .

How do home warranties work? Everything homeowners need to know about home warranties. Congratulations — you’re a homeowner! But it can be daunting to look around your newly purchased house and wonder what you’ve taken on. Especially in a... Read more .

In an article at Realtor.com, Chris Granger, vice president and general manager of Sears Home Services, offers a checklist of the seven home maintenance projects to tackle in July. Advice includes DIY shortcuts as well as tips for when to bring in... Read more .

Common mistakes and misconceptions about your household appliances, explained. Have you been doing your laundry all wrong? Is your HVAC system a mystery to you? Are you in danger of eating spoiled food in your fridge? You’d be surprised by how... Read more .

Keep your grill clean so you can keep the party going this summer. Find out what popular grill hacks actually work. What do onions, coffee and aluminum foil all have in common? Supposedly they’re all great cleaners for your grill. But do they... Read more .

What’s hot in home improvement and home design this year depends on where you live. From lighter colored roofing out West and richer colors in the South to beach-inspired design in coastal areas, the varying climates and styles of the United... Read more .

A dryer uses a simple system to dry your clothes: An inner drum rotates wet clothes while circulating heated air through them to collect the moisture and then carry it out through the exhaust hose. Like most people, you probably use your dryer at... Read more .