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Types of Air Fresheners and the Odors They Best Treat

Sprays, solids, candles — not all air fresheners are created equal. Find out how different types work to combat common household odors.

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What Is the Best Temperature to Set Your House Thermostat in Winter?

Heating the home during winter is crucial to comfy living. Learn what the best temperature is to set your thermostat...


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Hydronic Baseboard Heater Buying Guide

Do you like the idea of baseboard heaters, but prefer something more energy efficient? Hydronic baseboard heaters might be for...


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8 Best Air Quality Monitors for 2021

Before you buy an indoor air quality monitor, do some research. We're here to help, with our list of the...


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Complete Guide to a Wall Furnace

Looking for a simple, reliable, space-saving heat source? Consider a wall furnace. Get to know them and decide if one...

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Should You Have Air Quality Monitors in Your Home?

An indoor air quality monitor can detect dangerous gases, chemicals and particulates in your home. Find out how they work...


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What to Know About Types Of Baseboard Heaters

Baseboard heaters offer powerful, versatile home heating. Discover the two main types of baseboard heaters, and learn which one may...


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Choosing Your Best Home Heating System

Find the best heating system for your home by learning what's available and how they compare.


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Things I Wish I Knew Before Replacing My Furnace

No one wants to replace a furnace. Before it's that time, learn from someone else's experience and possibly save money...


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What to Know About HSPF Ratings

Buying a new heat pump but don't know HSPF means? Discover what HSPF is, why it's important and how it...


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Oil Furnace Buying Guide

Are you considering purchasing an oil furnace? Let us help you make an informed decision.


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Gas Furnace Buying Guide

Are you considering buying a gas furnace? We can help you make an informed decision.


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What Are Furnace Energy Efficiency Ratings?

Here's an overview of what a furnace efficiency rating is, why it matters, and how you can check yours.

How to Clean Baseboard Heaters

Cleaning your baseboard heaters is a snap for any DIYer.


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16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room That Actually Work

Learn how to warm up a room without using a plug-in electric heater. Consider built-in radiant floor or ceiling heating,...


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How to Buy a New Boiler

Need a new boiler to heat your home? Discover what makes boilers unique and learn how to find the best...


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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How to Install a Gas Fireplace

Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace


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What Temperature to Set The Thermostat in Winter

Stop the thermostat wars in your home with this definitive look at the optimal temperature to set your thermostat in...


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Monitoring Indoor Air Quality: The AirThings Wave Plus

The AirThings Wave Plus monitor provides real-time air quality data to let you know of any potentially dangerous issues with...


Electric Furnace Buying Guide

In the market for a new heating system? When you consider all of your options, here's what you need to...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Gas Fireplace Inserts

Tired of dealing with the constant mess and maintenance of your wood-burning fireplace? Consider whether a gas fireplace insert is...


How to Be a Good HVAC System Owner

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


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What You Need to Know About Installing a Furnace in Your Attic

If you're looking to increase livable space in your home, consider moving the furnace into the attic. This installation is...


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Two Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor If You Want Cleaner Indoor Air

Using the furnace filter to clean your home's air stresses your furnace. Ask your HVAC contractor these two questions to...


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DIY Furnace Maintenance Will Save A Repair Bill

Save money and increase your heating system's efficiency and comfort by following these simple steps to keep your furnace in...


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Should I Get a Wall-Mounted Heater for My Patio?

Learn how wall-mounted heaters can bring your patio year-round warmth without taking up precious floor space.