Heating and Cooling Systems

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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 feet.

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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...


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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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.

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Is It Bad to Block a Return Air Vent?

Discover the importance of an open return air vent to your home's forced air HVAC system.


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.


7 Best Garage Air Conditioners of 2023

Discover the best garage air conditioning solutions to fit your needs, including portable, window-mount, mini-split and swamp cooler systems.


The 10 Best Garage Fan Picks to Keep You Cool During Hot Months

When temps rise from steamy to sweltering, staying cool is essential. Add one of these best garage fan options to...


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How a Home Energy Audit Can Save You Money

A home energy audit can help you identify where you are losing energy and what you can do to stop...


The 6 Best Crawl Space Dehumidifiers to Eliminate Damaging Moisture

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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When Was Air Conditioning Invented?

For many of us, air conditioning is essential to cool off in summer heat. But where did air conditioning come...


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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...


Lasko Tower Fan: Best Smart Choice for Your Smart Home (We Tried It!)

A new smart fan that can be controlled through Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or an app? The Lasko fan tower...

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Does a Dehumidifier Cool a Room?

It's hot outside! Will a dehumidifier cool you down? An expert gives us the deets on dehumidifiers.



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What Can You Do to About a Noisy Air Conditioner?

You don't have to choose between running the AC and being able to hear yourself think.


10 Tips to Stay Safe in a Heatwave

With extreme weather phenomena becoming more common, there's never been a better time to brush up on your safety skills!


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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...


How to Choose the Best Whole House Fan for Your Home

What is a whole house fan? Not only can these helpful ventilation systems help keep you cool, but they also...