Heating and Cooling Systems

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Simple Furnace Fixes

If you suspect furnace problems, try these 8 quick furnace fixes you can do yourself before calling a pro.

Midea Dehumidifier Review: A Game Changer in North Carolina Humidity

The Midea dehumidifier helped this native northerner survive the humid summers months in the South. Here's why I recommend it...


Review: I Tried the Frigidaire Dehumidifier to Control Humidity in My Basement

I tested the Frigidaire Dehumidifier and kept it to use in my own basement to help control humidity for woodworking...


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A Homeowner’s Guide To Furnaces

Along with the water heater, the furnace is your most important home appliance. Here's a guide to understanding yours and...


Best Crawl Space Dehumidifiers for Drier, Healthier Small & Large Spaces

Remove moisture to prevent mold, mildew and wood rot. We evaluated the top-rated picks to help you choose the right...

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Should You Invest in a Solar-Powered Air Conditioner?

On this overheated planet with its limited electricity supply, the time for solar air conditioners has come. Here's how to...


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Do Ceiling Fans Use a Lot of Electricity?

It's hot outside! Stay cool for a lot less with a quiet, efficient ceiling fan. How much less? You may...

The Mr. Heater Garage Heater Allows You to Use Your Workshop All Year Long

If you’re looking for the best way to keep the chill off while working in your workshop or...


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3 Eco-Friendly Heating Systems for Your Home in 2024

Whether you're replacing your HVAC system or adding more heat in your spare room, here's how to make it ultra...


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New HVAC System Cost: How Much Is It?

A new HVAC system is not a trivial investment. We asked an HVAC pro to fill us in on likely...


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What To Know About Pellet Stoves For Home Heating

A pellet stove is an eco-friendly heat source that burns recycled wood waste. It provides the same heat as a...

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There’s a Right Way to Set Your Air Conditioner—Here’s How

Protect your air conditioner, the power grid and our planet with these tips.


Should You Leave a Window Open in the Winter?

It's freezing out. Do you open a window? Experts weigh in on this controversial practice.


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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...


What Is Forced Air Heating?

If you have a thermostat and vents through which warm air blows, you have a forced air heating system. It's...


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How to Recharge a Car AC

Complete a car AC recharge in just 30 minutes with a special recharging kit. Plus, find out the environmental impact...

I Tried the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier and Noticed Less Dust Around My House

Curious about all the hype around air purifiers? We tested one popular model that purifies over 2,500 square...


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Understanding the Different Parts of a Furnace

Your furnace's job is keeping you warm. Get to know the parts of a furnace so it will do that...


How To Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Discover how to troubleshoot and repair a wobbly fan with these easy-to-follow steps.


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What Does a Furnace Pressure Switch Do?

Get to know this hard-working safety switch in your gas-powered furnace.


What Is a Furnace Inducer Motor and Why Is It Important?

The inducer motor is a necessary component of modern, gas-powered, high-efficiency furnaces. If it's not working, the furnace won't start.


The Lasko Portable Space Heater Is a Permanent Winter Fixture in My Bathroom

Take the chill off with the powerful, yet compact, Lasko portable space heater.


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What Is a Furnace Heat Exchanger and Why Is It Important?

A furnace heat exchanger keeps dangerous gases out of the air circulating in the building. It's a must-have on any...


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Boilers vs. Furnaces: What’s the Difference?

Boilers and furnaces use fuel or electricity to heat a building, but they work differently. Here's what you need to...


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How Much Will It Cost to Replace a Furnace Blower Motor?

Keep your HVAC system running efficiently with our expert insights on furnace blower motor replacements costs.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Don't panic! Learn what might be causing this troubling issue, what you can do about it and when to call...


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Why Did My Furnace Pilot Light Go Out and How Do I Relight It?

Learn all about your furnace pilot light — where it is, what it does, and how to troubleshoot the most...


7 Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Don't ignore this silent killer.


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How To Change a Dirty Furnace Filter

Changing a furnace filter regularly will improve your heating in the winter and your air conditioning in the summer.


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What Is a Furnace Tune-Up?

Some HVAC pros prefer to call it routine maintenance. Whatever you call a tune-up, it keeps your furnace in top...


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5 Types of Furnaces

Here's the lowdown on the most common types of furnaces found in U.S. homes, and how to identify them.