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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.
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.
DIY home projects are great for saving money and enjoying a good challenge, but these household projects are better left for professionals.
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.
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.
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.
We all have to do laundry. Learn how to care for your washer and dryer so they last and work properly. Check out these maintenance tips from AHS.
Routine maintenance on your A/C unit can save you money and headaches. Follow these tips from AHS to ensure your unit works on that first hot day of the year.
Not all home projects require a professional. With some sweat equity, installing wood flooring or a garage door is possible. Follow these DIY tips from AHS.
The right water heater can reduce your electric bill by increasing energy efficiency. Take our quiz to see what type of water heater best fits your needs.
Making water heater maintenance a habit will help extend the life of this appliance and reduce costly repairs. Learn how easy maintenance can be with these tips.
Home warranties offer protection and save money on repairs. Knowing when and how to request service is important. These tips shed light on when and how to do this.
Performing basic maintenance tasks on your water heater can help ensure that it reaches its maximum life expectancy (typically 10 to 20 years, depending on the type and model).
Knowing how to properly use your heating equipment and what warning signs to look for can prevent a home fire. Here are helpful furnace and boiler safety tips.
There is a lot to consider when buying a washing machine and clothes dryer. This checklist explains size, capacity, budget, features, color, and energy efficiency.
Learn when to call the plumber and when you can fix it yourself. Problems like a clogged toilet, dripping faucet and running toilet can usually be fixed by you.
Do you ever hear a sound like rushing water, but aren’t sure where it’s coming from? The sound could very well be coming from a running toilet, due to a fill valve that’s seen much better days.
Coming home to a broken garage door can be frustrating. Wear and tear issues can happen overtime. Fortunately, we have some easy step-by-step instructions on how you can fix them, yourself.
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. Follow the steps below for brand-new installation or replacin
Because heating and cooling costs can easily make up half of a household’s energy bill, it makes sense to have a regular maintenance program to keep the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) equipment operating at peak efficiency.
A frozen air conditioner can leave you and your household in an uncomfortable situation on a hot day. Learn how to tell if you have a frozen air conditioner, how to prevent it and how to fix the problem.
Knowing when to replace your hard-working air conditioner can be tricky. While it's a major purchase that most people don't make lightly, nobody wants to wake up to a broken air conditioner on a hot summer day.
If you think installing a small window air conditioning unit is a big job, you might be surprised. With some information, planning and the right tools, you can complete this do-it-yourself project and keep your cool at the same time.
If you’re having issues with your dishwasher’s door but the rest of the unit is in tip-top operating condition, pump the breaks before you replace the entire appliance. Here are some common problems that can often be resolved with a DIY approach.
Let’s face it. Although, there are a lot of things that we can fix ourselves, some things must be left to an AHS® professional. Check out the 8 things you should always leave to the pros.
Garbage disposal issues can be both frustrating and confusing. Here are some best practices for maintaining your garbage disposal and avoiding costly garbage disposal repair.
Knowing the DIY methods for appliances on the fritz can save you tons. Test your appliance knowledge on broken pipes, ceiling fan installation, AC repair and more.
Our household appliances are a part of what makes the home happy. Discover simple ways to avoid repairs with the help of routine maintenance.