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When it feels like your life is running on empty, keeping up with work, family and all of life’s little chores managing the home can take a back seat. Learn quick-tips for the home from organizing, cleaning, maintenance, safety and more.
It is hard to imagine a life without electricity, but this helpful power should not be underestimated. Follow these 10 electrical safety tips to keep you and your family safe.
A clean bathtub can be easier to have than you think. Soap scum, mildew and other gross grimes can look daunting but AHS can help you clean your tub and keep it sparkling.
Dirty oven? When you have a spill its best to clean it up right away, but whether you have a electric or gas oven, AHS has the proper tips for cleaning your oven
Sick and tired of that one light switch that always seems to be flickering? Ready to tackle that new three-way switch in your den? Let Home Matters shed a little light on how to safely, quickly and easily tackle this common DIY project.
Best alternatives for how to clean your home using eco friendly products. What products are considered dangerous, and what are the greenest products for keeping your home clean?
One of the best ways to make your tile look like new is cleaning the grout that fills the gaps between them. Here are some of the best ways to clean the grout in your house
More customers are enjoying the convenience of requesting service online. It’s a quick way to get your service into action—without ever being put on hold or speaking to anyone. Plus, it’s mobile friendly—check it out for yourself.
Do you have to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher? Turns out, AHS has the answer and it just might save you more than just time.
One of the best ways to avoid shrinking clothes in the wash is by checking the label of the garments. For more tips on avoiding this laundry disaster, click here.
Vinyl pool liners are an affordable option for those wanting the convenience of a swimming pool in their own backyard. Take care of your vinyl liner all summer long with these 5 tips.
There are plenty of reasons to clean a fridge and one big excuse not to — namely, lack of time. But you don’t need to set aside several hours to complete a basic clean-out. Get it done in 30 minutes with this guide.
Looking for some outdoor home improvement ideas? With a little effort and imagination, you can complete each of these five outdoor home improvement projects in as little as one weekend.
Did you know that your home’s garbage disposal needs to be cleaned regularly? During use, food particles and residue can be left behind and cause the unit to have an unpleasant odor.
A small kitchen can be a blessing or a curse. This guide for small kitchens helps you navigate the best appliances for small kitchens along with different options.
What’s the best oven for baking? We outline all the pros and cons for gas, electric & convection ovens for baking - learn which one is best for you.
Snow shoveling. Whether you love it or hate it, here are some useful tips to protect your home from snow and ice damage and your family from slips and falls.
No ones likes getting splashed with cold water during the winter. Learn how to get hot water faster and how this affects your heating and plumbing.
Start the year or finish it by achieving your homeowner goals! Paying off your mortgage or doing home repairs is probably on your list. Get set to reach your goals!
Snow and ice can be brutal to a home and driveway. Don't let this winter take a beating on your home or your spirits. Use these tips for snow and ice removal!
Not able to update your old radiator? Then disguise your radiator with these stylish options - everything from painting it to building a fake fireplace!
Furnaces and boilers are the same ... or are they? Both heat homes, but they do it differently. Learn how they differ and the pros and cons of furnaces and boilers.
Are cooktops range stoves? Induction, gas, or electric? Stoves come with choices. Learn the basics of each type and what to consider when choosing a stove.
Love the smells of pumpkin spice and cinnamon? Then autumn is probably your favorite season! Learn how to bring the smell of fall into your home with these tips.
The highlight of Thanksgiving is definitely the food. Before Turkey Day, get your fridge ready for leftovers with these tips on how to organize your fridge.
Ready to change the mood of your home, but not ready to commit to an electrician or a home renovation? Relax. Learn to change the lighting without electrical wiring.
Before you throw out your favorite lamp, see if the problem is only a loose socket or one that needs to be changed. Learn how to easily change the light socket.
Turn on the heater or turn off the A/C? As summer becomes fall, temperatures fluctuate from hot to cold. Use these tips to keep heating and cooling costs in check!
Whether you're looking to modernize or simplify your home's look or home systems, the latest appliance trends can do both, as well as make your home life easier.
Thinking of installing a low flow toilet? Whether you're looking to save money on water costs or to be kinder to the environment, find out the pros and cons.
Running out of storage space in your garage? Then use the attic space above it! Even if the attic space has odd angles, here are easy ways to use it for storage.
Do you have sweating ductwork? If you've noticed condensation building up on your ducts every time you turn on the A/C, learn what it means and what to do.
Ready to learn your way around power tools or to save money doing basic home repairs? Then read on for tips on how to gain these handyman skills in no time!
We rarely think about it, but most of us use it daily. Learn the signs your garbage disposal needs to be replaced and what to look for when shopping for a new one.
The next time your garbage disposal or dishwasher gets backed up, you'll be grateful the air gap works properly. Why? It prevents food from going into the faucet.
If you’re looking for a new HVAC solution for your home, you may want to consider a ductless air conditioner. Some older homes simply cannot accommodate the extensive ductwork required by a central heating and cooling system.
Before the next heat wave reaches your home, prepare your ceiling fans! Learn why blades turning counter-clockwise cool a room and how fans can assist your A/C.
Your flooring is one of the most important parts of your home. It needs to be able to handle whatever you throw at it (or on it, for that matter) — whether it’s high heels, hyper dogs or hangry toddlers.
Picture this - water from a burst pipe filling your home and you don't know how to stop it. Scary. Learn how to turn off the main water source to limit damage.
Can a heat source from the ground really save you on heating and cooling costs? Find out the pros of geothermal air conditioning, how it works, and what to consider.
So you've missed the signs that your A/C was on it's way out, what do you do now? AHS offers tips to figure out the cause and to know when you need to contact a pro.
Keep yourself and your home cool this summer, even in the hottest temperatures with these tips. Making small changes to ceiling fans and windows can have an impact!
Dogs in swimming pools lead to fur clogging the filtration system. Get tips on keeping your pool clean when your four-legged best friend won't stay out of the pool!
Occasionally repairing the driveway is part of being a homeowner. Learn what you can fix yourself, what to consider before you DIY, and when you need to hire a pro.
You can't enjoy your pool if it's dirty. No matter the type of pool sweep or pool vacuum you have, AHS has tips to keep it working so you can enjoy the pool.
Daylight saving time (DST) isn't all bad. In fact, when we move an hour ahead, we enjoy more daytime hours and use less energy. Learn reasons not to dread this time of the year.
Open the blinds, and let there be light! Natural light can not only reduce your electric bill, it can also brighten your mood. Learn more with these tips from AHS.
Homeowners insurance is necessary, especially if you have a mortgage, but what do you do about what your policy won't cover? Find out how a home warranty can help.
Before you buy that new microwave, ask yourself these seven questions! Considering the type and features that will fit your kitchen and your needs is important.
Trying to decide between warranties? Here is all you need to know about what a home warranty covers and how that differs from a manufacturer's warranty.
Clean air inside of your home is good for your health and well-being. Learn the most common culprits of poor indoor air quality and how you can solve these issues.
Buying a new fridge? You’ve probably been overwhelmed by the sheer selection of machines. There are a variety of fridge types, sizes and features, making for a potentially complicated shopping experience.
The holidays can be both joyous and stressful. With a home warranty, unexpected repairs can be fixed quickly by reliable technicians. Save yourself the headache!
Before you light a fire in your fireplace, use these tips to perform proper fireplace and chimney maintenance and safety so you can sit back and enjoy the warmth.
With so many types of water heaters available, it may be hard choosing the right one or to understand the one you have. This guide explains the pros & cons of each.
Home energy ratings don't need to be complicated. Here is a guide to understanding the acronyms and how they impact your heating costs and energy efficiency.
Each season brings different home maintenance challenges. Work done in fall will prepare your home for the winter cold. Here are the most important tasks for fall.
Prepare your kitchen for Thanksgiving. Follow these simple tips to save time, energy and a great deal of stress, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy the day.
The microwave gets a lot of use during the holiday season. Here are some tips on extending the life of your appliance, and learn what can and can't be microwaved.