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Keep your air conditioner and furnace running efficiently with these DIY repairs and routine maintenance projects.
Air Conditioner Repair
Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature
If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be...
Furnace Filter Reminder
Whenever I buy a new box of furnace filters, my wife writes the months of...
All About Mini-Split Systems
A mini-split system can be mounted anywhere and is an economical alternative for ductless homes.
Should You Get a Wi-Fi Thermostat?
Is a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat right for you?
How to Clean a Room Air Conditioner
A simple cleaning is all it takes to keep your room air conditioner humming
DIY Dictionary: Trunk Line
What's a trunk line? The word trunk often conjures up images of big things carrying...
Condensate Pump Installation and Repair
A simple fix with save you a headache later
These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Warm All Winter Long
With drafty doors, windows, and poorly insulated rooms, the cold can be inevitable. So what’...
12 Things to Check Before You Call an HVAC Tech
When your air conditioning, heating, or ventilation systems go on the fritz, it can seem...
A DIYer’s Guide to Heating Repair
Heating repair can be a simple fix like a flip of a switch or it...
12 Cool Projects to Keep Your House Warm This Winter
Being cold is not cool. Luckily, with our helpful collection of 12 easy projects, you'll have...
10 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat
Today's smart thermostats aren't just control panels for your heating and air conditioning. These thermostats...
10 Things You Should Know When Using Electric Space Heaters
When the temperature drops, a portable space heater can be a convenient source of supplemental...
Old Homes Can Save Big Money with an HVAC Update
Ductless mini-split HVAC systems are the best choice for old homes.
What to Know Before Buying a Central AC Unit Replacement
The lifespan of most HVAC systems is an average of 10 to 14 years, so you can...
HVAC Maintenance Inspection Checklist: Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?
When it gets hot outside, you want it to be nice and cool inside your...
Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it
A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But...
Installing a Garage Air Conditioner
Wrenching on a car or doing a project in a sweltering garage is no fun. A garage A/C does the trick.
Thermostat Not Working?
Here are some tips to try to get the right temperature
How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works
Cozy heat for new construction, additions and remodels
How to Replace a Rain Cap
Keep your metal chimney dry
Furnace Humidifier not Working? Replace it
Replacing old furnace humidifiers with energy efficient ones is better than repairing them
Do It Yourself Furnace Maintenance Will Save A Repair Bill
Save money and increase your heating system's efficiency and comfort by following these simple steps...
Choosing a Whole House Fan
A time-tested cooling solution that uses 90% less energy than your air conditioner
Heat Reducing Window Film
Apply a simple transparent film to reduce heat gain from direct sunlight
Fix a Sinking Air Conditioner Pad
Rescuing a pad before it goes under
Install a Programmable Thermostat for Energy Savings
This simple switch-out will save you money in the long run
Covering Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit
Add a simple plywood cover for winter protection.
Air Conditioner Repair: Replace Rotted Insulation
Replace rotting insulation on outside A/C lines
Home Air Cooling Tips
Six strategies for keeping your home cool
Tips for Fixing Noisy Air Conditioners
Solutions depend on the age of the condenser
Choosing Furnace Filters
How to choose the best filter for your furnace