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Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Alamy Use these 6 easy and inexpensive ways to increase your water heater’s efficiency and longevity. Q: Replacing my older water heater isn’t in the budget right now. What can be done to make it run efficiently? —David Tichy, Fairfield, Conn. Lance Marques, HVAC contractor, Swezey Fuel Co., replies: There are several easy and inexpensive […]

How to Make an Ocean Epoxy Table

Want to bring the beach indoors? Here’s how to make an ocean table with concrete and epoxy resin step by step. Don’t want to abandon the beach at the end of your vacation? Bring it to you with this side table that resembles a cross-section of the ocean. Bob Clagett shared the video how-to of […]

Allstate vs. Geico Home Insurance

iStock Read our Allstate vs. Geico home insurance review to learn how the two companies compare. Allstate and Geico are two reliable options for homeowners looking for dwelling, personal property, and liability coverage. However, the policies from each of these companies will vary slightly in terms of coverage options, endorsements, and discounts. To help you […]

AAA vs. Geico Home Insurance

iStock Homeowners insurance policies from Geico and AAA offer all industry-standard protection. To learn about the subtle differences in coverage, pricing, and customer service between the two companies, read our AAA vs. Geico home insurance comparison. AAA and Geico both offer insurance products like renters, auto, and homeowners insurance. While AAA originally started out as […]

Geico vs. USAA Home Insurance

Adobe With a home insurance policy from Geico or USAA, you get protection from structural damage, property damage, and liability claims. To learn which company is best for you, read our Geico vs. USAA home insurance comparison. While both Geico and USAA offer dwelling, other structures, loss of use, personal liability, medical payments to others, […]

SimpliSafe vs. Nest (2020)

Courtesy SimpliSafe SimpliSafe and Nest Secure are alarm systems used by millions of homeowners in the U.S. Find out which one is right for you by reading our SimpliSafe vs. Nest comparison. SimpliSafe and Nest Secure are two popular home security systems used by U.S. homeowners. In this SimpliSafe vs. Nest breakdown, the This Old […]

Frontpoint vs. SimpliSafe (2020)

Courtesy Frontpoint Frontpoint and SimpliSafe are two of the most popular DIY alarm systems in the home security industry. Find out which one is right for you by reading our Frontpoint vs. SimpliSafe comparison. Frontpoint and SimpliSafe are both DIY security systems that require no long-term contracts and are capable of integrating with smart home […]

Frontpoint vs Vivint (2020)

Courtesy Frontpoint Frontpoint and Vivint are two popular home security companies that offer their services in the U.S. and Canada. Learn which provider is best for your home by reading our Frontpoint vs. Vivint side-by-side comparison. Frontpoint and Vivint are two prominent home security companies that sell security equipment and plans in the U.S. and […]

Lemonade Home Insurance Review 2020

iStock Newcomer Lemonade offers peer-to-peer provider home insurance with accessible technology and a socially responsible mission. Buying home insurance is an important but sometimes daunting task. Protecting your most valuable asset and likely largest ever single purchase requires time, patience, and research. Different companies offer different coverage options at different prices. The This Old House […]

ARS Rescue Rooter Review 2020

Adobe In this ARS Rescue Rooter review, the This Old House Reviews team shares customer reviews and examines the company’s services, cost, and customer service. When your home needs professional maintenance, it’s always important to call on a company that provides reliable service without hitting you with unnecessarily high costs. That is especially the case […]