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everything you need to know about the world of smart home automation and home technology.

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    how to build an infrared sauna

    get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.

    how to fix a circuit breaker that keeps tripping

    circuit breaker keeps tripping? don't just reset and forget. circuit breakers protect your home and family, so fix that situation...


    5 signs a home has “good bones” according to real estate pros

    your real estate agent says a house you looked at has "good bones," but what does that even mean? we...


    how to splice wires

    doing some diy electrical work? electrical circuits are only as safe as the splices you make. learn how to splice...


    what is a table vacuum and do you really need one?

    maintaining a tidy workspace is essential for productivity, but do you really need another gadget? let's find out!

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    this lg portable air conditioner will help get you through the dog days

    we spent a week testing this portable ac unit at a normally hot and sticky cabin. here's what we found.


    what are mosquito repellent led string lights and how do they work?

    these string lights could be great for ambiance and keeping bugs away.

    how to install a window air conditioner

    installing a window air conditioner is an easy way to keep your cool.


    the levoit 400s air purifier will make your home more comfortable

    you spend a lot of time keeping your house clean, so you should consider the air quality, too. the levoit...


    living your best off-grid life: how to get your remote home equipped with power

    off-grid living is supposed to be about simplifying life. here’s how to make sure it actually ends up that way,...


    how to replace a power cord plug

    five dollars and 30 minutes are all it takes to replace a power cord. i fixed my vacuum, but this...

    the 10 best outdoor smart home devices — from a tech expert

    from smart pool water monitors to outdoor cameras, these are our favorite outdoor smart home devices that aren't just affordable,...


    5 types of circuit breakers

    circuit breakers protect our lives and property from dangerous electrical situations. here's what you need to know about these critical...


    more than one million breaker boxes recalled because of fire hazard

    the recall is due to the threat of "thermal burn and fire hazards."


    this multi-plug outlet has 43,000 five-star amazon ratings, so we tried it

    the powrui multi-plug outlet is an easy way to plug in multiple appliances. our tech expert gave it a spin.


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    what’s a bladeless ceiling fan and does it really work?

    ever hear of a bladeless ceiling fan?  neither had i.  so we tried one out, and i have to say...

    the kasa smart plug brings your smart home outside

    control outdoor home devices right from your smartphone with this easy-to-use smart plug. automate lights and cameras for less than...


    the 5 best outdoor smart lights

    need to illuminate your backyard or deter would-be burglars? brighten up the night with the best outdoor smart lights.


    homeowner’s guide to path lighting

    unlike other landscape lights, path lights have a singular purpose: to light the path. here's a rundown of the solar...


    what to know about air duct cleaning

    what does an air duct cleaning entail? a professional discusses what to expect with this process.


    8 best solar path lights

    functional and eco-friendly, here are the best solar path lights to help you find your way around at night.


    15 genius home improvement items on amazon

    instantly upgrade your space with these beginner-friendly home improvement items on amazon. some don't even require tools!  


    what is ul listed and why does it matter?

    ul is the gold standard of safety and compliance testing, but what is ul listed? family handyman breaks it down.


    this smart garage opener keeps your home safer

    never wonder if you left the garage open again with this smart garage hub. control it from anywhere!

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    5 smart grills that will improve your grilling game

    cook meat to perfection from your phone! control these state-of-the-art smart grills via an app for high-tech grilling.


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    brighten up any project with 2022年世界杯中国小组赛积分 approved nebo omni 2k work light

    looking for an addition to your toolbox that shines? try the compact, bright and long-lasting nebo omni 2k work light.


    we tried the goalzero yeti 1500x power station and it did not let us down

    generators are becoming must-have tools for homeowners, whether for emergency backup or portable electricity. but they’re not all the same,...


    what to know about indoor allergens

    allergies come from more than just outdoor pollen. the dust inside your home can contribute just as much to allergy...


    14 tips and tricks to vacuum more efficiently

    keep your home clean, and help out a little in the workshop, with these brilliant vacuum hacks.


    how to light your home: 10 types of light fixtures

    upgrading or choosing new light fixtures for your home? this guide will give you the rundown of all of the...