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Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.

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Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!

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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....


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.


How 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.


How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.

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How and Why to Vacuum the Furnace

Save money and increase your heating system's efficiency and comfort by following these simple steps to keep your furnace in...


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Covering Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit

Add a simple plywood cover for winter protection.

The Best Space Heater for Every Room

For extra warmth where you need it most, our guide will help you find the best space heater to keep...


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What to Know About Space Heaters

Interested in a space heater for your home, but find the options overwhelming? Here are four basic types of space...


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How to Change a Furnace Filter

Check your filter monthly and change it if needed.


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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.

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Recognizing and Correcting Common Bath Fan Problems

A bath fan that isn’t installed properly can cause more damage than no fan at all. But here’s the good...


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Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Keep a cool head with these tips for selecting and buying ceiling fans.


How to Install a Ductless Air Conditioner

Installing cooling is surprisingly easy with a mini-split system. Here, we'll show you how to do it yourself.


How to Clean a Room Air Conditioner

A simple cleaning is all it takes to keep your room air conditioner humming.


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How to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

Keep doing this, and your air conditioner will be around for a LONG time. You'll easily extend its life span...

How to Choose the Best Wifi Thermostat

Is a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat right for you?


Furnace Humidifier not Working? Replace it

Replacing old furnace humidifiers with energy efficient ones is better than repairing them


Furnace Cost Considerations You Need to Know!

Our experts will give you advice to help you decide when you need to replace your furnace as well as...


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Fall Furnace Maintenance Guide

Simple maintenance pays big dividends for comfort, efficiency and safety.


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3 Easy Furnace Repairs

… And 2 repairs to avoid


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 you can replace the...


Weird Furnace Smells? This Could be Why!

Here's how to determine if it a minor or major problem.


Home Air Cooling Tips

Six strategies for keeping your home cool

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Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


AC Noise: Tips for Fixing Noisy Air Conditioners

Solutions depend on the age of the condenser


All About Mini-Split Systems

A mini-split system can be mounted anywhere and is an economical alternative for ductless homes.


Fix a Sinking Air Conditioner Pad

Rescuing a sinking air conditioner pad before it goes under


Allergies: Filtering Out Pollen With Furnace Filters

Let fresh air in, keep dust and pollen out


How to Heat a Garage

Choose a forced-air garage heater or a low-intensity infrared heater to make your garage warm and comfortable.