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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    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...


    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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    8 Styles of Ceiling Fans to Beat the Heat

    Considering a ceiling fan to help with your summer cooling? Check out your options before making your selection with help...


    This Crazy Fan Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

    It will cost you a fraction of what your air conditioner is costing you!

    Here’s Why Your Window AC Unit is Better Than a Portable One

    Stay cool this summer with a window AC unit that isn't bulky, loud or an energy guzzler.


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    Why Plants are Perfect Housewarming Gifts (and 5 Great Ones to Give!)

    Houseplants help transform a new house into a home. Here are five reasons to give them to new homeowners especially,...

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    What to Know About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

    Geothermal heating and cooling blends ancient practices with modern technology. But is this environmentally friendly solution right for your home?


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    What’s Changing in Home Air Conditioning

    Learn how the next wave of innovative air conditioning will provide savings and increased efficiency for your HVAC system.


    6 Best Methods for Home Air Cooling

    Six strategies for keeping your home cool no matter what kind of climate you live in.


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    What to Know About Space Heaters

    Interested in a space heater for your home, but find the options overwhelming? Here are four basic types of space...

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    Can An Air Purifier Kill Germs in the Air?

    We clear the air on this important topic.


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    This Simple Product Makes Your Furnace Filter Smarter

    The best thing you can do to avoid furnace problems is to change your furnace filter, but that can be...


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    11 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality — And 2 You Can Skip

    Many homes have less than ideal indoor air quality. Learn 11 effective ways to improve the indoor air quality in...


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    Why Freon Is Being Phased Out (and Why You Should Care)

    January 2020 marked the end of all production and import of Freon into the U.S. Here's why that's happening and...


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    Google Nest Thermostats: Learning vs. Thermostat E

    Trying to figure out which smart thermostat is right for you? This Google Nest Thermostat review outlines the differences in...

    10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls

    Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.


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    Does Adjusting Your Thermostat Really Save You Money?

    If you're looking to cut down on your energy bills, thermostat set-backs are a great place to start. Here's why:


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    Space Heater Safety Tips

    Space heaters can boost home warmth, but they can cause fires if you aren't careful. Here are 10 space heater...


    How To Install Electric Heaters

    Learn about running a separate electrical circuit for the heater, running cables, plus how to size the electric heater for...


    10 Products to Make Your Home Less Dry in Winter

    Dry air is a part of winter. But when it consumes your home, it can cause or aggravate respiratory problems,...


    The Pros and Cons of Constantly Running Your HVAC Fan

    These are the pros and cons of continuously running your HVAC.


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    The Best Space Heater for Every Room

    We reviewed top research on space heaters as well as ratings and reviews. Use this guide to find the best...


    13 Silent Signs Your Furnace is Failing

    If your furnace is beginning to show signs that it's struggling to keep up with maintaining a comfortable temperature, you'd...

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    What is the Best Temperature for a House 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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    5 Most Common Heating Problems

    Don't be left out in the cold. Learn more about common heating problems, what causes them, and some solutions here.


    Why Are Some Rooms in My House Way Hotter (Or Colder) Than Others?

    Heating and cooling systems in a home are complicated. Learn more about making sure your AC system is balanced here.


    Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips

    Before you plug one in, know this: Heating is the second leading cause of house fires (behind cooking), according to...


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    Do It Yourself 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...


    28 Helpful Tips for Doing DIY Work Alone

    When a project requires extra hands but there aren’t any available (or you’re too stubborn to ask for help!), try...