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11 Brilliant Ideas for a DIY Air Conditioner

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Looking for a clever way to keep the house cool? Nothing is more affordable, or satisfying than a good old DIY air conditioner made with your own two hands. Made from items like Coleman coolers and styrofoam coolers to box fans, blowers, and oscillating fans, you may already have some of the parts laying around. …

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Types Of Gutter Guards: A Guide to Keeping Your Gutters Clean

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Keeping your gutters clean of debris is one of those necessary evils that accompany home-ownership. Not only does it save you time and money by keeping to a cleaning schedule it also helps you avoid any serious problems down the road. Clogged gutters can back up water and place unneeded stress along your roof edges. …

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Gutter Guard Installation: How Much Does It Cost?

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Gutter guards prevent your gutters from clogging with leaves and debris. It’s important to keep them clear for multiple reasons. Firstly, all that piled up dirt is unsanitary and can cause mold and mildew issues indoors and outside. Secondly, prolonged clogs will damage the structure of the gutters and maybe even your house. But choosing …

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A Complete Guide to Home Maintenance

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Keeping up with annual chores can be daunting if you don’t have an organized action plan. Since maintenance is ongoing, it’s easy to get lost or fall behind schedule. However, regular home maintenance will protect your wallet from costly repairs in the future. To make life easier, we’ve created an easy-to-follow monthly task list so …

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The Best Swamp Cooler Pads for Your Evaporative Cooling System

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If you use an evaporative cooling system, or swamp cooler, to beat the heat, you will need to change out your pads often. If not, your cooling system may breed harmful bacteria and spread them into your home where you and your family will be at risk of breathing them in and harming your respiratory …

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