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How to replace a humidifier filter in 9 super easy steps

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A staple in southern states to regulate humidity levels, humidifiers add moisture to your home during winter and help to slow mold growth during the summer. They also keep your home air fresh and allergen free, but that requires you to replace the unit's air filter (a.k.a. water panel or evaporator pad) frequently. Recently, vipHomeLink's VP of Eco...
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The spring HVAC maintenance checklist you must check off

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Even though March and April moved at a snail's pace, the blustering hot days of summer will be here before you know it. Unfortunately, it may take a while for your HVAC maintenance professional to complete the annual spring maintenance to your unit with the current stay-at-home orders. So here at vipHomeLink , we want to help you stay cool while yo...
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Is your home the right size for your family?

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Reading time: 5 minutes  Now that you're spending more time in your home, you may notice things you didn't before. You almost never open that closet. You can't find the right pan for stir fry, or you can hear your fiancé's conference call from three rooms over. And then you realize – the home you thought was your dream house might, in fact, be...
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7 Retro items no longer in your home + safety tips for your modern abode

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National Retro Day is today, so in honor of yesteryear, we're taking a look back at items that were once in your home or ones that have transformed over the years. We also threw in a few modern tips to keep your home groovy (baby).   Sewing machines After hitting the home in the late 1880s, sewing machines became a favorite...
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6 Safety tips for using space heaters (and keeping your home standing)

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Though Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted an early spring, the U.S. Fire Administration lists February as one of the worst months for home heating fires. If we're lucky, we can turn down our heating systems in just a few weeks, but if Phil happens to be wrong, you might be using that space heater a bit longer. Unfortunately, the National Fire Pre...
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Winter is coming: 10 ways to cut your utility bill

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In this episode of "Game of Homes," we deal with skyrocketing utility bills, and you can win without a fire-breathing dragon thanks to these home hacks.   ​ Winter is coming...and with it comes higher energy bills. Not only can this put a strain on the environment, but it can also put a lot of pressure on your wallet. Keep more money in your b...
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Baby, it's cold outside: How to bleed air from baseboard heating systems & the most popular heating systems maintenance

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"I loved the Polar Vortex, so I'm not going to complete the routine maintenance to keep my heating system working," said no one ever.   ​ Heating is no joking matter. A cold winter's night can be unpleasant at best, and rather than suffering through with blanket forts and warm tea (if you have a gas stove), complete the proper maintenance to a...
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Don’t fall behind on your home maintenance checklist

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Daylight savings time has ended, which means time is running out to winterize your home. Get ready for the long, cold months ahead with these fall home tips.   You're burning daylight. With the usual suspects—cold temperatures, snow, and higher utility bills—arriving sooner rather than later, you need to prepare your home for those long, cold ...
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Not-so-scary essential fall home maintenance

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Get over your fear of tackling your home maintenance list with these essential autumn repairs you can complete before the trick-or-treaters arrive. ​Halloween is a time for ghoulish delights, not homeowner frights, but that's exactly what your home might deliver. And when you have expected guests popping in for treats, you don't want to worry about...
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3 Things you absolutely must do if your house is haunted and the one thing you shouldn't

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See something in the corner of your eye from time to time? Things flying through the air? Think you're living in a haunted house? We'll help you find out and deal with the ghostly presence making your home their life-after-death nest.  So you have a ghost presence in your house. Congratulations! First, that means your house...
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