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5 Products to Have on Hand for Winterizing Your Home
When winter hits, the obvious goal is to keep the warm air in and the...
What is R-Value and What Do You Need to Know About it
As the weather changes and thermostats are set up or down, the R-value of your...
16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room That Actually Work
Learn how to warm up a room without using a plug-in electric heater. Consider built-in...
This Fan Trick Can Keep Your House Warm All Winter Long
It's SO easy!
What’s the Difference Between Pink, Yellow and Green Insulation?
The difference between pink, yellow and green insulation.
Does Putting Plastic Over Your Windows Really Save Energy?
Does plastic window film save energy?
Why You Don’t Really Need to Clean Your Ducts Every Year
Check the ducts before cleaning
Why Air Conditioners Smell Bad
That funky odor in your home or office may actually be coming from your air...
Round Ductwork Installation Tips
Installing ductwork isn't hard when you have these expert tips.
DIY Air Conditioning Service Repair
Our experts explain how to repair the most common causes of central air conditioning service...
Do I Need a New Furnace? How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?
Our experts will give you advice to help you decide when you need to replace...
The Best Furnace Filters to Buy
Find the best balance of airflow and efficient filtration
Electric vs. Hydronic Radiant Heat Systems
Heated floors are luxurious and affordable. We'll tell you how to select the best floor-warming...
Cleaning Air Conditioners in the Spring
This central air conditioner maintenance guide helps you get lower cooling bills while staying comfortable...
3 Easy Furnace Repairs
… And 2 repairs to avoid
5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump
A geothermal heat pump can save money on energy but costs a lot to install
21 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Home Cooling Tips
Whether you have a whole-house or one-room air conditioner, don't make it work harder than...
Clean Your AC Condenser Unit
Get your air conditioner in primo working order before the cooling season.
3 Types of Electric Heated Floors
Any flooring material can cover a heated floor, but some work better than others.
The Easiest Way to Replace an Ugly Baseboard Heater
Revamping the baseboard heater can make a huge improvement.
Here’s Where You Shouldn’t Install Your AC
If your AC is anywhere on this list, you need to change the location ASAP.
Why You Shouldn’t Buy an R22 Air Conditioner
If you’re in the market for a new central AC system, don’t buy...
10 Air Conditioning Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make
Ignoring proper AC management will raise your energy bills, decrease the efficiency of your system...
Here’s Why Your Window AC Unit is Better Than a Portable One
Stay cool this summer with a window AC unit that isn't bulky, loud or an energy guzzler.
This Crazy Fan Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long
It will cost you a mere fraction of what your air conditioner is costing you!
How to Double The Life of Your Air Conditioner
Keep doing this, and your air conditioner will be around for a LONG time.
This Nifty Trick Will Clean Up Your Air Conditioner
Not sure how to clean the sticky grime off of your air conditioner? No sweat!...
Your Air Conditioner Won’t Fully Work If You Don’t Do This
Looking to make the most of your air conditioner unit? By doing this one thing...
These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long
It certainly is nice to have warmer weather, but it’s never nice to have...
13 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without an Air Conditioner
If you don't have an air conditioner, check out these creative ways to stay cool all summer long.
Cool Your Home and Conserve Energy (and Money)
Ductless mini-split AC systems provide more comfort than a traditional ducted system.
Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation
When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed...