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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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How to Install a Window Air Conditioner

Installing a window air conditioner is an easy way to keep your cool.

What to Know About Indoor Allergens

Allergies come from more than just outdoor pollen. The dust inside your home can contribute just as much to allergy...


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Breathe Easier with the Family Handyman Approved Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier

Concerned about indoor air quality? We tried this Honeywell air purifier and had excellent results.


How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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We Tried It: Aura Air Purifier

Monitor and clean you air with one device. The Aura Air does it all!

22 Simple Heating and Air Conditioning Fixes

Even a beginner can solve common furnace and air conditioning problems — and save money!


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Do You Need a Cabin Furnace?

Wondering if you should invest in a furnace for your getaway cabin or vacation home? Here are some key considerations...

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8 Best Garage Heaters

Whether you use your garage for storage, vehicle parking or a DIY workshop, the right garage heater can make all...


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Highest-Rated Furnace Brands for 2022

Shopping for a furnace? Let us help you narrow the field with an overview of the best furnace brands for...


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The Best Furnace Filters To Buy

Safeguard your family's health and protect your furnace by choosing the right furnace filter. You'll breathe easier, and so will...


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How Much Firewood Will I Need This Winter?

Whether heating your home or enjoying cozy fires in your indoor or outdoor fireplace, figure out how much firewood you'll...

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What Is Air Balancing and How Is It Done?

Air balancing is fundamental to keeping a forced-air system, such as a furnace, heat pump or central air conditioner, working...


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Best Air Ionizers of 2022

Considering buying an air cleaner for your home or office? From compact to splurgy, here are our picks for the...


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The Best Bathroom Heaters of 2022

Tired of stepping out of a warm shower into a freezing bathroom? These bathroom heaters keep you toasty during those...


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Air Ionizers: What to Know Before You Buy

Is an air ionizer right for you? We uncover what they are, how they work and their potential benefits and...


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Best Firewood for Heating

If you heat your home or vacation cabin with wood or you're thinking of converting to wood heat, here are...

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This Is What That Switch Near Your Furnace Is For

You know that switch on or near your furnace? We'll tell you what it's for (hint: it's power-related) and how...


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4 Great Ways To Split Firewood

Heating your home or cottage with wood takes a steady supply of split logs. Our expert offers advice for DIYers...


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Radiator Covers: What To Know Before You Buy

Get the lowdown on how to hide an ugly radiator with a cover that combines style and practicality.


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Central Air Installation Guide

Wondering how central air installation works? We'll explain key phases, what's involved at each step and best practices for working...


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8 Ceiling Fan Parts and Accessories

Whether you’re installing a new fan or fixing an old one, these are the parts you need to know.


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Room Air Conditioner Guide: What to Know Before You Buy

A room air conditioner can be a lifesaver when temperatures soar. Do your research before you buy so you get...


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5 Best Ductless Air Conditioners of 2022

A ductless air conditioner, AKA a mini-split, is a hardworking, energy-efficient way to cool down your indoor spaces. Here are...


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What to Know About Wall Air Conditioners

Want to cool your home in an efficient and cost effective way? Through-the-wall air conditioners can be a good choice...

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This Simple Trick Can Refresh Your Entire Home

Sprays, hanging products, plug-ins, devices masked as home décor — there are hundreds of products geared toward freshening your home....


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What to Know About Ductless Air Conditioners

Sleek, efficient and relatively easy to install, a ductless air conditioner or mini-split can quickly cool (or heat) your rooms.


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Why Is My Ceiling Fan Making Noise?

Is your ceiling fan making noise? If so and it's one of these five noises, the fixes are simple. Here's...


Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


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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...


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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...