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Electrical & Lighting Outlets

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet

If an outlet (commonly called a receptacle) no longer holds a plug snugly, it should be replaced. The procedure for replacing a duplex (two-outlet) wall receptacle is similar to that of replacing a switch [more…]

Home Maintenance

How to Remove Water Stains from Wood Furniture

You don’t have to panic when a steaming cup of coffee, sloshed water, or some other liquid leaves a mark on your wood furniture. Most of the time, getting the piece back to its original condition is fairly [more…]

Home Automation

Monitoring Water Usage through Home Automation

Few things are as important to people on a daily basis as water, and that is no stretch of the truth. Water is so much a part of daily life that humans simply don’t think about it much until it’s time [more…]

Home Automation

Controlling Your Thermostat from Afar

A likely place to begin with home automation is with your thermostat. Temperature has long been a bone of contention in most households, as almost any couple can attest. One wants the temp at 85 in the [more…]

Home Automation

Honeywell's Smart Thermostat

Honeywell, the manufacturer of the iconic round thermostat (actually called “The Round”) so many grew up with, has entered the home automation market. Honeywell makes more than thermostats, to be sure, [more…]