Heating and Cooling Systems

Here’s all the information you need to know about the heating and cooling systems in your home.

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    Air Conditioner Troubleshooting and Repair

    AC not working? Save big bucks - troubleshoot and fix AC problems yourself! Learn how to fix an air conditioner with Family Handyman.

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    8 Best Evaporative Coolers To Buy

    From small, portable models to powerful behemoths that can cool your entire house, here are the best evaporative coolers.


    5 Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

    Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.


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    A Guide To Evaporative Coolers

    More environmentally friendly and affordable than central air conditioning, evaporative coolers may be a better way to beat the heat...


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    10 Best Cooling Fans for 2021

    When the temperature rises, fans blow a breath of refreshing air your way. We rounded up the best cooling fans...

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    Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

    Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


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    Best Portable Air Conditioners for Your Home

    Learn all about portable air conditioners — features, efficiency and more — plus a few of our top picks for...

    10 Silent Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

    Worried your A/C unit is nearing its final rest? Here are some telltale signs your air conditioner is failing.


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    Calling all HVAC pros! Join this free seminar to boost your business or career.


    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.


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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....

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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...


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    What is R-Value and What Do You Need to Know About it

    As the weather changes and thermostats are set up or down, the R-value of your home’s shell plays a critical...


    Why You Should do a Home Air Quality Test

    Learn the reasons you should do a home air quality test.


    13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

    These innocent-seeming habits could be making you and your family sick—really sick.

    5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter

    My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like the idea of an easy exchange...


    Beat the Heat and Cut Cooling Costs

    To save on cooling costs, install simple shutters to block the afternoon sun.


    These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

    It certainly is nice to have warmer weather, but it’s never nice to have an uncomfortably hot home. If you’re...


    Top 10 Products You’re Going to Want to Buy Before Summer Hits

    Don't wait until it's too hot to function. Now's the time to purchase these cooling devices so you're ready for...


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    In Multi-Generational Homes, Some Like It Hot—But Some Not

    The solution? Fujitsu General’s energy-efficient Mini-split technology, which lets everyone from grandma to youngsters control the temperature in their rooms—no...


    12 Alternative Ideas for Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

    AC not quite cutting it? Here are 12 ways to help keep your home cool when the temperatures rises.


    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.


    Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

    If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....

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    21 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Home Cooling Tips

    Whether you have a whole-house or one-room air conditioner, don't make it work harder than it should. Follow these tips...


    Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

    Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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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.