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Home appliance and repair malfunctions are inevitable. Dealing with the pains of home appliance breakdowns is unnecessary with proper advice and home management remedies. Here you’ll find suggestions and instructional videos that will ensure smooth home repair and maintenance.
American Home Shield is there to help protect your budget and systems and appliances when they break down. Check out all the info on 10 major appliances covered by an AHS home warranty.
Looking into buying a home warranty but have older appliances? Or maybe you've already tried to fix the appliance yourself? Learn if a home warranty still covers your appliance or system with a pre-existing condition.
You might be surprised to learn that installing or replacing a bathroom exhaust fan is a moderately easy DIY project. All you need are the right tools and basic electrical and carpentry skills.
It's that time of the year — it's freezing outside which means your kids spend most of their hours in the house. More playtime inside means more risk of something breaking. Are you covered? Learn how a home warranty can cover you in the winter months.
Don't wait to see a groundhog's shadow to renew your home warranty. With a new year just starting up, you'll want to make sure you're covered for another year. Here are some reasons you should renew your home warranty.
With warmer temperatures soon to come, don’t be caught off guard with a broken A/C. An A/C tune up can extend your system's life and efficiency, keeping you cool and comfortable.
Here are 5 simple home maintenance tasks that most people forget to do on a regular basis. Use this list to make sure you’re maintaining your home correctly.
If you have a home warranty, or are looking to get a home warranty, check out these common home repairs that could be covered through American Home Shield. Learn more!
You rely on your washer and dryer to keep your clothes looking good. Use this guide to make sure you're keeping up with the overall maintenance of your washer and dryer.
With the weather heating up, use this 7-day checklist for you and your family to get your home ready for the warmer weather. This quick checklist will help you hit on the main points on home maintenance.
Here is everything you need to know about recharging your AC unit. As temperatures start to rise, so will the need for your AC unit, make sure it is in top shape and ready to go.
Here are some common red flags that people overlook when it comes to their AC unit. Don't ignore these potential issues, or risk a bigger issue down the road with your HVAC system.
Summer is approaching and the last thing you'll want to worry about is whether or not your AC unit will be in tiptop shape. Learn why getting a professional HVAC tune-up every spring is so important.
Summer is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to check your A/C system. It’s important to regularly check the system in order to prevent any breakdowns once things start to heat up. Below are a few helpful steps for checking your A/C system.
With warmer weather comes more rain, and a damaged roof can bring a lot of problems. A leaking roof can also make your AC work overtime. Use these tips to inspect your roof.
It may not be AC weather just yet, but that is no reason not to be ready for the heat. Learn why it is important to change your filters. Maintain your HVAC system properly.
DIY home repairs can be fun and cheap. But at the same time, if done wrong, they can be costly in the long run. Avoid these common DIY mistakes that homeowners tend to make.
Your water heater is an important appliances in your home, proper maintenance is the best way to keep your water heater running properly for longer.
Is your wall heater not heating? Does it turn on and off too often? Is the heater making noise but not getting hot? AHS has some fixes for these common wall heater issues.
Your garage door is meant to open and close on your command, but what do you do when your garage door starts opening on its own. AHS has identified a few reasons and fixes.
A dishwasher is meant to clean your dishes, not stink up your kitchen. Cleaning your dishwasher doesn't need to be hard. AHS has five easy steps to rid that stinky dishwasher smell.
The average cost of refrigerator repair can range from $250 to $500. This is not a definitive price but when it comes to getting your fridge repaired, many things should be taken into consideration.
Not all washer and dryer problems require a repairman. From washing machine draining issue to dryer not spinning, AHS has 10 easy tips for these common problems.
Is your garbage disposal not working? Did you know there is a circuit breaker on your disposal? AHS has more tips on how to repair your garbage disposal.
Taking the time to clean your washer and dryer can help make your machines more efficient and even prevent scary fires. See what you can do to keep this essential appliance mildew and danger free.
Toilet clogged? Is it leaking or making noises and you don't know why? Maybe it just won't flush. AHS can help you solve these, and more, common issues with your toilet.
Did you know that three out of five service calls are to fix bad DIY repairs? Learn from an expert what you can realistically DIY on your fridge and when to call in a pro.
DIY home projects are great for saving money and enjoying a good challenge, but these household projects are better left for professionals.
Have you ever opened your freezer to find everything inside covered in ice? That's freezer frost, and can lead to multiple issues. Follow these tips to prevent freezer frost.
It's not a matter of IF, but WHEN, you will need to replace your air conditioner. AC's generally last 10-15 years. Learn about how age and noise may factor into when to replace.
Do you shower in standing water? Your shower drain is most likely clogged. Use these common items to unclog your shower drain before you call a plumber.
It's time to dive into your Spring Maintenance Checklist to ensure that your systems and appliances run smoothly all year-long. We'll take you down a step-by-step process to ensure that your summer is as breezy as ever.
Appliances don’t last forever, but sometimes it’s hard to know when to replace one instead of repairing it. With garbage disposals, there are some distinct signs that may give you clues about what to do.
Learn how to clean your clothes dryer, vent ducts, and lint trap in eight DIY steps. Routine dryer cleaning can help this much-used appliance run more efficiently and prevent fire hazards.
Do you use your attic for storage, but realize that your attic stairs need to be replaced? Learn how to do it yourself with this easy-to-follow tutorial.
Wondering if your water heater needs to be replaced? Read on to learn the five most common signs of water heater failure and what to do about them.
Are you ready for your service visit? Do you pay a service fee or need paperwork? Be prepared when your technician arrives with these appliance repair tips.
Are you stressed about the holidays? Don't let your appliances be the cause. Download this guide for tips to get your needed appliances ready for the season.
Are your pipes showing signs of rust and corrosion? Learn the common signs, if you can repair it yourself, and if a home warranty will cover the repair.
Having electricity makes life easier, but do you know how to spot electrical issues in your home? Here are some ways to spot common issues and what to do about them.
Warm temperatures result in dependency on air conditioners. Before your A/C unit malfunctions, make sure to have it inspected and protected from pests, like mice.
Replacing a sink faucet is a doable home repair project with this easy-to-follow tutorial. AHS explains what to do before and during the replacement of the faucet.
Heat and humidity are normal in bathrooms. However, without proper ventilation, mold and mildew may form. Learn what to consider when choosing an exhaust fan.
Buying a home is exciting and scary. Home maintenance doesn't have to be hard. Learn what tools you need, how to find the circuit breaker or to shut off the water.
Finding a reliable home repair contractor is important. Learn what questions to ask to screen contractors before work is ever done and how to evaluate the repair.
Want a spa-like experience in your bathroom? Then maybe a flush mount shower head is right for you. Learn what to consider before installing a ceiling shower head.
What causes noisy water pipes, and when is the noise a problem? Learn the three likeliest causes, solutions, and how an AHS home warranty can save you on repairs.
The EPA is phasing out the use of R-22, a type of refrigerant in air conditioners, because it depletes the ozone. Learn how this affects you and what your options are.
If you're tired of the heat, then you probably use your air conditioner. Learn how the recent EPA changes to R-22 affects you and if you need R-22 or R-410A.
Having issues with your HVAC system, but not sure what a service call involves? Experts provide answers to commonly asked questions about an AHS A/C service call.
Need to cool down, but the ice maker isn't making ice? Whether it's a free-standing ice maker or one connected to the fridge, these troubleshooting tips can help.
Ding dong! We only think of the doorbell when it rings, but what to do if it doesn't work? Do you replace it? Can you fix it yourself? AHS has the answers!
Keeping up with HVAC maintenance can be intimidating for some homeowners. AHS outlines how to transition from R-22 or Freon to the newer EPA-approved refrigerants.
Need to install a garbage disposal, but not sure you can tackle this yourself? No need to fear! AHS has an easy-to-follow tutorial. Get ready to install a disposal!
Most people know that central air conditioning provides the cool air that keeps their homes comfortable during the heat of summer. What many people don’t realize is that the science of central air is based on the second law of thermodynamics, which says t
Everyone has experienced that musty smell in the house when you first turn on the A/C after hibernation. Is that just accumulated dust blowing around? What about a rotten egg smell? Or a burning smell?
What are the latest updates in R-22 refrigerant Understand R-22 coolant latest changes and why R-22 may be phasing out as an essential refrigerant coolant
Don't let A/C problems ruin your new homeowner experience. Follow these tips to perform a visual inspection and learn what you can fix and when you need to call a pro.
Sweltering heat doesn't belong in our homes, especially in the middle of summer. Learn what you can do to keep your A/C working smoothly and when to call a pro.
Maintenance is part of owning a swimming pool, especially if you want to enjoy it or show it off. Learn the basics of pool maintenance with this easy-to-use guide.
Having no heat in winter or no cool air in summer makes for a miserable time. Learn how to do a basic HVAC inspection to could help keep your system operational at all times.
There are many reasons your plumbing system might be experiencing water pressure issues. Knowing the causes and possible solutions low water pressure can help you restore the trickle to a steady stream.
Knowing how to prevent clogged drains will help keep your plumbing system in good shape. Learning how to unclog a drain will also help you avoid an expensive service call from the plumber.