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What is Google Fiber?

Piotr Swat/Shutterstock In the early 2000s, fiber-optic internet was not unheard of—Verizon had first deployed its Fios service in 2004…

Best video doorbell cameras

Forgem/Shutterstock Best video doorbell: Reviews and comparison Do you have concerns about what’s happening at your doorstep when you’re not home or while you’re sleeping? Video doorbell cameras can provide some peace of mind.

Radiator Heat Common Problems & Simple Fixes

Image: Breadmaker/Shutterstock Rather than forcing heated air through a system of ducts like a conventional furnace, a radiator uses steam or hot water to warm your home through a series of pipes. Radiators were invented in the mid-1800s and many older homes still have them. Cost-effective and…

Freelancing with a disability: Designing an accessible work from home space

GettyImages Disability can happen to anyone at any time. Sometimes people have a chronic medical condition from childhood, or one that comes on in middle- or late-age. Others might have a disability due to an accident or illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 61…

Aging in place: Renovating with independence in mind

Getty Images/Mint Images RF Most Americans settle in a home, envisioning a permanent life refuge. Achieving this vision of aging in place, though, means preparing the home now to anticipate future needs. Doing so successfully can allow older adults to remain independent, autonomous and in charge of…

Nordyne Heating and Cooling

Image:Breadmaker/Shutterstock Nordyne, also known as Nortek Global HVAC, is a manufacturer of heating and cooling products. The company creates innovative and thoughtfully designed equipment. They also value the input that they receive from customers when considering their solutions.  From comm…

Everything you need to know about ADT home security systems

A home security system can provide peace of mind for you and your family, but choosing one can be a confusing process. If you’re curious about the ins-and-outs of ADT home security, you’re in the right place. We’re here to help you wade through the technical jargon and filter out…

Heat Pump vs Air Conditioner

Living in a state with a moderate or variable climate means having multiple options for how you want to tackle the seasonal changes in weather. Most commonly, you’ll find yourself debating over heat pumps and air conditioners.  Air conditioners are devices that absorb warm indoor air and supply…

Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair

Clean off your HVAC system every time you see that it’s collected dirt and debris. Image: Shutterstock/ Christian Delbert A heat pump is one of the essential units in your home or office that operates throughout the year to cool or heat the space. While…

Bedroom Windows Buying Guide

Bedroom Windows Buying Guide Bedroom window treatments aren’t given much thought by many homeowners or renters. You might throw something over the window to block out light if you sleep late or skip it altogether if you’re an early riser. But bedroom window valances, curtains or other window treatme…