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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    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...


    5 Best Window Fans

    Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


    These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

    It certainly is nice to have warmer weather, but it’s never nice to have an uncomfortably hot home. If you’re...


    Top 10 Products You’re Going to Want to Buy Before Summer Hits

    Don't wait until it's too hot to function. Now's the time to purchase these cooling devices so you're ready for...

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    In Multi-Generational Homes, Some Like It Hot—But Some Not

    The solution? Fujitsu General’s energy-efficient Mini-split technology, which lets everyone from grandma to youngsters control the temperature in their rooms—no...


    13 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without an Air Conditioner

    If you don't have an air conditioner, check out these creative ways to stay cool all summer long.

    Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

    If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....


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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...


    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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    9 Best Electric Baseboard Heaters

    Looking for an electric baseboard heater but can't decide which is best for you? Discover the best baseboard heaters in...

    10 Products to Help You Stay Warm This Winter

    These high-tech items will keep you warm and snug all season long.


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    10 Myths About Saving Energy at Home

    Reap the rewards of energy savings by ignoring these myths.


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    7 Best Gas Fireplaces Inserts

    Gas fireplace inserts deliver warmth with ease of operation. Read on to learn which of these standouts may be the...


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    8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

    Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.


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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...

    How to Clean Baseboard Heaters

    Cleaning your baseboard heaters is a snap for any DIYer.


    5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter

    My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like the idea of an easy exchange...


    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.


    How to Be a Good HVAC System Owner

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


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    Deals We Love: Air Movers

    These two air-movement tools from Hart provide durability and portability for DIYers with busy lives.


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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...


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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...


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    The Best Temperatures to Set Everything in Your Home

    Do touch that dial! Finding the best temperatures to set everything in your home can keep you comfortable and save...

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    5 Products to Have on Hand for Winterizing Your Home

    Here are five things you’ll want to have on hand for winterizing your home and keeping you and your family...


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    How to Change a Furnace Filter

    Check your filter monthly and change it if needed.


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    These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Warm All Winter Long

    With drafty doors, windows and poorly insulated rooms, the cold can be inevitable. So what’s a homeowner to do?


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    Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before You Cozy Up to the Fireplace

    It's that time of year again! If you have a fireplace, here's a quick way to tell if your chimney...


    Don’t Let Your Home Make Your Fall Allergies Worse

    Just because you're waving goodbye to summer doesn't mean hay fever goes with it. Here's how to allergy-proof every room...


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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...