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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. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

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.


How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.


How to Clean Baseboard Heaters

Cleaning your baseboard heaters is a snap for any DIYer.


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How to Install a Gas Fireplace

Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace

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DIY Furnace Maintenance Will Save A Repair Bill

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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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...

Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


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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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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.

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.


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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 Install Electric Heaters

Learn about running a separate electrical circuit for the heater, running cables, plus how to size the electric heater for...


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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


How to Choose the Best Wifi Thermostat

Is a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat right for you?

Electric vs. Hydronic Radiant Heat Systems

Heated floors are luxurious and affordable. We'll tell you how to select the best floor-warming system for your home.


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


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The Best Furnace Filters to Buy

Find the best balance of airflow and efficient filtration


Condensate Pump Installation and Repair

A simple fix with save you a headache later


All About Mini-Split Systems

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


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.