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  • Caring for your water heater can pay off

    It’s hard to know how long a conventional electric or gas water heater will last. Some experts say 8 to 12 years for a gas heater and a bit longer for electric.
  • Time is running out to change your APS rate plan

    As most customers who get electric power through Arizona Public Service already know, May 1 is a deadline day. If they haven’t already switched to a new rate plan, the utility will pick a plan for them.
  • What is an evaporative cooler? Should I get one?

    If you’re fairly new to Arizona, you may have heard a lot about evaporative coolers and you may be wondering what they’re used for.
  • Here’s what to do if your dual-pane windows fail

    On Rosie on the House, we often get calls from worried homeowners who have dual-pane windows that have developed a foggy look. Here's what's happening.
  • Embrace the three R’s when it comes to spring cleaning your house

    We all know the three R's -- reduce, reuse and recycle. But did you know those can be a great guide when it comes to spring cleaning?
  • Spring is the season to get your air conditioner revved up for summer

    Spring in Arizona is when we start thinking about baseball, vacations -- and your air conditioner. You should consider getting it tuned up before summer.
  • Now is the time to fix up windows and screens before summer heat

    It's going to be hot before you know it, so be sure to add window washing and repairs to the list of spring cleaning jobs you want to do.
  • Cleaning your baseboards will make your house sparkle

    Everybody tries to vacuum the floors and dust the furniture when they clean house but, somehow, the baseboards are neglected. 
  • Six things to consider before installing your own dimmer switches

    If you have a brightly-lit room, dimmer switches could be the answer to making it feel warmer. Here are things to think about before you install them.
  • How to identify and stop common pests living in your yard

    Everyone worries about pests once they get into houses, but the truth is, before they even get into your house, they find shelter in your yard.
  • Six tips for success with your spring vegetable garden

    If you’re yearning to grow your own crisp lettuce and succulent tomatoes, it’s not too soon to start. Here are six tips for a successful spring garden.
  • To DIY or not: Projects you can do yourself and those you shouldn’t

    If you’ve never done DIY projects before, how can you tell if you’re trying too hard or going too far? Here's some ideas to help you decide.
  • Nine home remodeling trends that are hot this year

    What’s hot today is probably going to be cool tomorrow, but it’s always fun to check out the latest home remodeling trends.
  • Tips to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

    After a family was likely killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in northern Arizona, we wanted to share tips to keep your family safe.
  • Six places you should go visit in Arizona this year

    A lot of places in Arizona are overshadowed by the Grand Canyon, but here are six that should be on your 2018 bucket list.