Air Conditioners

Maximize comfort inside your home by understanding the basics of air conditioner maintenance and repair.

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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.

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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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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...


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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.

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Air Conditioning Wiring 101: What You Need To Know

Want to save on electrician's fees and wire your new air conditioner or mini-split yourself? A master electrician explains how...


6 Best Window Air Conditioners to Cool Every Room

Find the coolest deals on the best window air conditioners before it gets too hot. We have picks for every...


Windmill Air Conditioner Review: Plus, Our Thoughts on the New Filters

Ready to stop sweating? We might have just the solution.


How To Clean a Window AC Filter

Planning to keep your home cool this summer with a window air conditioner? Cleaning the AC air filter ensures the...

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water and How to Fix It

Air conditioners generate water which should go outside. If it's dripping inside, it could ruin your walls and floor. Here's...


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How to Fix the Most Common Air Conditioning Repairs Yourself

Our experts explain how to repair the most common causes of central air conditioning service failures.


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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...


Everything You Need to Know About Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home. Is it the right...


Should You Turn Off Your Air Conditioner When You Leave Home?

A recent study has the answer, and it's more complicated that a simple "yes" or "no." It depends on several...

Want an Air Conditioner Covered in Moss?

A moss air conditioner? Is this a prank? Nope, just a good-looking AC that's better for the environment than most.


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Does This DIY Swamp Cooler TikTok Hack Work?

Summer temps are heating up. We tested this TikTok swamp cooler hack that claims to cool you down. Did it...


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Portable LG Air Conditioner Review: Cool Your Home With This Floor AC Unit

We spent a week testing this portable AC unit at a normally hot and sticky cabin. Here's what we found.


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How to Install a Window AC Unit

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


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Boost Your Furnace Output With This Simple Trick

If you have a room that’s always a little colder in the winter or warmer in the summer, try this...


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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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Practical Advice for Installing an Air Conditioner

If you're considering a central air conditioner install for your new or existing home, consider these tips before making any...


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8 Types of Air Conditioners and Systems to Consider for Home Cooling

Looking to buy an air conditioner? Here's a roundup of eight air conditioner types, along with how to assess which...


Central Air Conditioner Filter Sizing and Replacement

Central air filters help keep your central air conditioner running at peak performance. If you're unsure about these filters, this...

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Which Room Air Conditioners Are Best for Cooling a Room

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


5 Best Ductless Air Conditioners of 2023

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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Are Wall Air Conditioners the Best Option for Home Cooling?

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 are Ductless Air Conditioners and Are They the Best Cooling Option

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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How to Size Your HVAC and Water Heater to Fit Your Home

Building a home? Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of HVAC system and water heater...