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The Costs and Differences Between Heat Pumps and Furnaces

TheRabbitHolePictures/iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images Investing in a heating system for your home is no small task. Unlike the purchase of a simple air conditioning unit, heating systems can be completely different depending on your needs. Most first-time heating system buyers are overwhelmed by the sheer options before them when they go…

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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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Attic Fans vs. Whole House Fans – Pros, Cons & Differences

Attic and whole house fans are great systems for ventilating hot or warm air and it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you. The goals of both are similar: a cooler home and lower energy bills. However, the two systems work differently to accomplish those goals. Here, we discuss the pros…

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