Gimme Shelter: Here's What You Need to Know About Building a Home Storm Shelter

If you live in an area known to be besieged by regular tornados, a safe room could mean the difference between life and death for you and your family. Safe rooms are specially designed to resist the high winds and storm of debris that accompany tornadoes and hurricanes, and are often the only things left standing after a severe weather event barrels through an area. Learn what you need to know to build your storm shelter.

appliances

Can you try to make dishwasher repairs on your own? When should you call a repair company? Is it time to buy a new one? All of your dishwasher repair questions, answered.

recalled model of Toro Snowthrower snowblower

If you purchased a Toro-brand snowthrower between November 2020 and January 2021, you’re going to want to pay attention. Toro, the Bloomington, Minn.-based manufacturer of Power Max Snowthrowers, is recalling about 6,700 of the snow-removal devices to repair a defect that poses an amputation hazard.

a white gable vent sits under a roof overhand on a brick home

Homeowners with a gable roof will commonly have gable vents, which when used the right way can help improve the energy efficiency of your home. When the outside air is moving perpendicular to the gable vents, it’s like two windows on opposite sides of a room: cool air into one side, and hot air out the other.

interior electric

The room goes dark, the TV blips out, your phone stops charging — and there you sit in utter silence, wondering what the heck just happened. Your circuit breaker just tripped. Again. Learn about what a circuit breaker is as well as the most common reasons why your circuit breaker keeps tripping.