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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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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.

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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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...


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.

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9 Best Electric Baseboard Heaters

Looking for an electric baseboard heater but can't decide which is best for you? Discover the best baseboard heaters in...


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What to Know About Patio Misting Systems

If you're looking for an affordable and efficient way to stay cool this summer, learn how outdoor mist cooling systems...

How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.


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6 Repair Tips for Patio Heaters

Is your patio heater malfunctioning? These six repairs fix the most common problems people have with their patio heaters.


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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,...


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10 Myths About Saving Energy at Home

Reap the rewards of energy savings by ignoring these myths.

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7 Best Gas Fireplaces Inserts

Gas fireplace inserts deliver warmth with ease of operation. Read on to learn which of these standouts may be the...


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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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Is a Wood Burning Stove Right for Your Home?

Like the idea of heating your home with wood? Wood burning stoves can be a beautiful thing. Learn what they...


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Electric Baseboard Heater Buying Guide

Want to upgrade your noisy, under-powered electric heater? Discover what electric baseboard heaters have to offer, and whether they're right...


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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

If you need to purchase a gas-burning forced-air furnace but aren't sure how they work, here's what you need to...

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Types of Air Fresheners and the Odors They Best Treat

Sprays, solids, candles — not all air fresheners are created equal. Find out how different types work to combat common...


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Hydronic Baseboard Heater Buying Guide

Do you like the idea of baseboard heaters, but prefer something more energy efficient? Hydronic baseboard heaters might be for...


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8 Best Air Quality Monitors for 2021

Before you buy an indoor air quality monitor, do some research. We're here to help, with our list of the...


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Complete Guide to a Wall Furnace

Looking for a simple, reliable, space-saving heat source? Consider a wall furnace. Get to know them and decide if one...


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Should You Have Air Quality Monitors in Your Home?

An indoor air quality monitor can detect dangerous gases, chemicals and particulates in your home. Find out how they work...


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What to Know About Types Of Baseboard Heaters

Baseboard heaters offer powerful, versatile home heating. Discover the two main types of baseboard heaters, and learn which one may...


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Choosing Your Best Home Heating System

Find the best heating system for your home by learning what's available and how they compare.


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Things I Wish I Knew Before Replacing My Furnace

No one wants to replace a furnace. Before it's that time, learn from someone else's experience and possibly save 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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Oil Furnace Buying Guide

Are you considering purchasing an oil furnace? Let us help you make an informed decision.


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Gas Furnace Buying Guide

Are you considering buying a gas furnace? We can help you make an informed decision.


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What Are Furnace Energy Efficiency Ratings?

Here's an overview of what a furnace efficiency rating is, why it matters, and how you can check yours.


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How to Buy a New Boiler

Need a new boiler to heat your home? Discover what makes boilers unique and learn how to find the best...


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.