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The right HVAC unit will make keeping cool in the summer nothing to sweat about. What’s the heart of your house? Some might argue it’s your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. Choosing the right system will ensure your home... Read more .

Improving the energy efficiency of your appliances will help the planet and help lower your energy bill. Show Mother Nature some love for Earth Month by increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Not ready to invest in new appliances just... Read more .

Don’t get taken for a ride. Uncover the truth behind these riding lawn mower misconceptions. Not all grass is created equal. We’re busting the most common riding mower myths — from mowing wet grass to mixing up your mowing pattern — to help you... Read more .

With simple, regular maintenance, your mower will have your neighbors thinking the grass really is greener in your yard. It’s time to break out the riding mower and get to work. To make sure it’s ready to do the job, Ed Rzasa, subject matter... Read more .

It’s time to troubleshoot your elliptical, treadmill, stair stepper, exercise bike or weight machine. No more excuses! Almost half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and their No. 1 pledge is to lose weight, according to Statistic... Read more .

Follow this AC maintenance checklist before turning on your air conditioner for the season to avoid harming your HVAC system. Stop! Don’t just switch the thermostat to “Cool” when things start heating up outside. You can make your home a summer... Read more .

What’s hot in gardening this year, plus cool tools to help you make the trends bloom in your yard. What garden trends have sprung up this year? When it comes to outdoor spaces, it’s all about ease, function and simplicity. Whether that’s... Read more .

Here are some home improvement projects to update your kitchen’s style — without breaking the bank. Reface It: There’s an easy way to get a whole new look for your kitchen. Sometimes you need to entirely replace your cabinets, but that often... Read more .

Buying a new central AC unit can be one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make as a homeowner. The lifespan of most HVAC systems is an average of 10 to 14 years, so you can count on going through this experience sooner or later.... Read more .

A lot of what you think you know about taking care of your dishwasher, fridge, oven and stove is wrong. Here are some common problems — and how to fix them. If you maintain your appliances properly, you can help extend their lifespan, improve... Read more .