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Best Thermostat Settings for Fall Getaways

Best Thermostat Settings for Fall Getaways

Fall can be a fickle season to leave home when the usual cold front is quickly followed by a warm-up that lasts for several days or longer. Picking the best

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Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Pumpkin Decorations

Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Pumpkin Decorations

Pumpkins and gourds signal the advent of fall, a season whose hallmark celebrations are Halloween and Thanksgiving. These tips might help you keep the pumpkin decorations and their cousins looking

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Radiant Floor Heating: Considerations for Installation

Radiant Floor Heating: Considerations for Installation

Radiant floor heating can provide a viable alternative to a conventional forced-air furnace. Blowing hot air throughout the house through ductwork brings certain drawbacks when it comes to temperature consistency

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Your Home’s Kitchen Ventilation Options

Your Home's Kitchen Ventilation Options

You’re not just producing culinary masterpieces when you cook. You’re also introducing steam, smoke, airborne particles and odors into the home’s air. If you don’t have kitchen ventilation, you probably

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How UV Lights Benefit You

How UV Lights Benefit You

Installing UV lights (ultraviolet) in your home’s forced-air heating and cooling system will increase your home’s air quality easily and affordably. Ultraviolet light comes from sunshine and has a sanitizing

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Tips to Bug Proof Your Home’s HVAC Unit

Tips to Bug Proof Your Home's HVAC Unit

Pests in your home can bug you to no end — pun intended. They bring in germs, buzz around your head, and even clog up your HVAC unit. How do

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Benefits of Using an Air Humidifier in the Summer

Benefits of Using an Air Humidifier in the Summer

If you’re like most homeowners, you think of using an air humidifier in the winter, when the cold outdoor air holds less moisture and running the furnace dries out your

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Quiet Your Home’s A/C with These 4 Tips

Quiet Your Home's A/C with These 4 Tips

It’s completely normal for an air conditioner to make some sounds while it’s running, but it’s a cause for concern when excessively loud or odd noises develop.

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Why Attic Insulation Is Important

Why Attic Insulation Is Important

Insulation is a major component of your home’s efficiency. It helps keep warm air in its correct place — inside your home during the winter and outside your home during

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Air Leaks: Ways to Detect Them

Air Leaks: Ways to Detect Them

An essential component of residential energy efficiency is home weatherization. While this involves comprehensive insulation, it also calls for an airtight home, one where both heat energy and air is

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