Air Conditioners

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

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

A recent study has the answer, and it's more complicated that a simple "yes" or "no." It depends on several factors, including what kind of air conditioner you have.

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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This LG Portable Air Conditioner Will Help Get You Through the Dog Days

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


How to Install a Window Air Conditioner

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


World’s Whitest Paint Could Eliminate Need for Air Conditioning

Will this game-changing new paint really change the way we cool down buildings?

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...

8 Best Room Air Conditioners

We examine the best single-room air conditioners for surviving sweltering temperatures. This collection promises less sweaty days and more sleep-filled...


8 Tips for Installing Home Air Conditioning

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


8 Types of Air Conditioners

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


Central Air Filter Guide

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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Room Air Conditioner Guide: What to Know Before You Buy

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


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5 Best Ductless Air Conditioners of 2022

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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What to Know About Wall Air Conditioners

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 to Know About Ductless Air Conditioners

Sleek, efficient and relatively easy to install, a ductless air conditioner or mini-split can quickly cool (or heat) your rooms.

Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


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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...


5 Best Window Fans of 2022

Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


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5 Best Central Air Conditioners for Your Home

Considering a central air conditioner purchase? Here are five brands that are known for excellence.


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Window Air Conditioners: What to Know Before You Buy

In the market for a window air conditioner? Here are a few key considerations for successfully selecting, installing and maintaining...


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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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What Temperature to Set the Thermostat in the 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...

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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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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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Fact or Fiction: Does Driving Without AC Actually Save Gas?

Sure, you can sweat it out without turning on a vehicle's air conditioning. But is it worth the sacrifice?


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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...


How to Be a Good HVAC System Owner

So, you bought — or perhaps inherited — an...