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25 Affordable Ways to Keep Your House Warm in Winter

Photo: Anastasiia Shavshyna / E+ / Getty Images An ideal time to start winterizing your home is before the snow season hits. Heating the house during the winter, however, consumes a lot of energy. It’s also when homeowners typically experience a spike in their utility bills. A home energy audit from a local professional can…

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What Is Radiant Cooling? – Most homeowners are familiar with radiant heating systems, even if they aren’t aware of the term. Hydronic floor heaters are common, and they use radiant methods to heat properties instead of pumping out forced air. Using radiant cooling methods to lower the temperatures in homes is also possible, but few residential properties…

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Heat Pump vs. Furnace

Left image: Photo: Ladsritha / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images Right image: Photo: Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images Heat pumps and furnaces are both systems used to heat buildings, but they work in different ways. A heat pump uses electricity to move heat from…

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Gas vs. Electric Furnaces: Pros, Cons and Differences

Cavan Images/Cavan via Getty Images There’s rarely a clear-cut answer on whether or not to opt for a gas or electric furnace. While both warm your home efficiently, much depends on local fuel prices, your home’s size and winter temperatures. Gas furnaces usually cost more to buy and install but are usually less expensive to…

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How to Hire a HVAC Contractor: Questions to Ask a Heating & AC Pro

Reviewed by Bob Tschudi, Home Building and Remodeling Expert. Looking for a HVAC Specialist? If your home’s climate control system fails, you’ll want the problem fixed quickly. Should you tackle the job yourself or hire a pro? Since heating and cooling systems have extremely complex equipment, it’s best to leave this task to a licensed,…

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High Humidity in Your House: 5 Potential Solutions

If you’ve ever dealt with high humidity in your house, you understand the desire to control the sticky dampness as soon as you start feeling it. The sense of relief when you figure out how to decrease and regulate humidity is immeasurable. How do you reduce moisture without completely drying out your home? If you…

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Cheap Insulation Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Insulation Insulation helps your home feel comfortable, and saves you money on utilities. If you want to keep the cold winter winds out or heating caused by the sun, insulation will help protect you and your home from the elements. Insulating your house costs $0.64 to…

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How to Buy the Best AC Units

Updated: November 30, 2020 There are a lot of things to consider when it’s time to buy a new central air conditioning unit. Here, we’ve compiled our best tips to make the process easier. Keep in mind that talking to your HVAC pro can help make the process clearer and easier. And, when it comes…

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Programmable Thermostats Will Save Money

Homeowners are constantly striving for ways to lower their energy costs and improve efficiency. Between rising gas prices and the overwhelming call to action by the green movement, it’s hard to ignore your energy bill. While many want to make an environmental difference, often these options are more expensive and difficult to implement. Programmable thermostats,…

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Vent and Duct Cleaning

On This Page: Vent & Duct Cleaning & Indoor Air Quality How Cleaning Works 3 Cleaning Tips Duct cleaning is one of those tasks that it’s easy to forget about. Since ducts and vents are often overlooked, many homeowners might not even remember the last time they had them attended to. The fact is, however,…

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