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Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!

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How to Size Your HVAC and Water Heater to Fit Your Home

Building a home? Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of HVAC system and water heater...


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What to Know About HSPF Ratings

Buying a new heat pump but don't know HSPF means? Discover what HSPF is, why it's important and how it...


5 Best Window Fans of 2021

Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


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Tower Fans: What To Know Before You Buy

Tall, compact tower fans can significantly cool down your rooms when temps soar. Plus, they don't take up much space...

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8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.


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5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump

A geothermal heat pump can save money on energy but costs a lot to install.

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5 Best Central Air Conditioners for Your Home

Considering a central air conditioner purchase? Here are five brands that are known for excellence.


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Window Air Conditioners: What to Know Before You Buy

In the market for a window air conditioner? Here are a few key considerations for successfully selecting, installing and maintaining...


The Pros and Cons of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps have increasingly become an option for homeowners. Here's what you need to know about geothermal pumps.


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What You Need to Know About Underground Oil Tanks

Underground oil tanks are hidden hazards that could end up costing a homeowner big-time. The more you know up front,...

10 Ugly Air Vent Cover Upgrades

Don't let ugly air vent covers ruin your decor. Check out these great-looking upgrades you can purchase or DIY.


12 Alternative Ideas for Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

AC not quite cutting it? Here are 12 ways to help keep your home cool when the temperatures rises.


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


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8 Best Evaporative Coolers To Buy

From small, portable models to powerful behemoths that can cool your entire house, here are the best evaporative coolers.

5 Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.


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A Guide To Evaporative Coolers

More environmentally friendly and affordable than central air conditioning, evaporative coolers may be a better way to beat the heat...


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10 Best Cooling Fans for 2021

When the temperature rises, fans blow a breath of refreshing air your way. We rounded up the best cooling fans...


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Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


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Best Portable Air Conditioners for Your Home

Learn all about portable air conditioners — features, efficiency and more — plus a few of our top picks for...


10 Silent Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

Worried your A/C unit is nearing its final rest? Here are some telltale signs your air conditioner is failing.


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Calling all HVAC pros! Join this free seminar to boost your business or career.


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

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The Trouble with Whole House Humidifiers

Whole-house humidifiers make dry, brutal winters far more comfortable indoors. Unfortunately, the cons of a manual humidifier may out weigh...


Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Don't be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance...


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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 home’s shell plays a critical...


Why You Should do a Home Air Quality Test

Learn the reasons you should do a home air quality test.


13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

These innocent-seeming habits could be making you and your family sick—really sick.


5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter

My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like the idea of an easy exchange...