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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 affects your energy bill.

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Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in 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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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...


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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...

Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


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Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Thermostat

Need a new thermostat? Before the winter chill sets in, upgrade to one that will regulate the heat in your...

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What Are Thermostat Ghost Readings?

Ghost thermostat readings aren't supernatural, but they can suck the life out of your energy budget. Here is what they...


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Recognizing and Correcting Common Bath Fan Problems

A bath fan that isn’t installed properly can cause more damage than no fan at all. But here’s the good...


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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Car Air Conditioner

Even if your vehicle is sweltering hot in the summertime, you may want to reconsider turning on your car air...


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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...


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.


The Best Space Heater for Every Room

For extra warmth where you need it most, our guide will help you find the best space heater to keep...


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...