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Though the name may sound exotic and complicated, one of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to prevent water from collecting in your yard is to install a French drain. Follow our eight steps for French drain installation and standing water won't stand a chance.

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Looking to move out of, sell or refinance your house? Having your home appraised is a necessary step in the process. Learn all about home appraisal costs.

soft water filter

Whether your household gets its water from a well or your city’s water mains, water softeners are the standard method for handling hard water issues. Let’s take a look at water softener prices and water softener installation costs — and why you should consider them more of an investment than an expense.

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A dimmer light switch is a good way for controlling the lighting in your home and setting the mood. Learn how to install a dimmer switch yourself with a few easy steps.

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Installing a heat pump in your home can improve the efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Heat pumps are most often used for heating and cooling indoor spaces. Our guide can give you an idea of heat pump prices while helping you choose the best heat pump for your home.

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