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Interior Home Improvements

Do you need help finding the best kitchen cabinets, garage door, or water softener? Is it time to buy a new dishwasher, front door, or kitchen sink? Your goal should be to buy home products that include the features you want, are priced within your budget, and are most likely to be reliable for a long time.

These buying guides and reports will help you make informed buying decisions when shopping for nearly any home products or materials, from air conditioners to windows.

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Recent Heating, A/C & Ventilation Articles

  • Home Thermostats Buying Guide

    Home Thermostats Buying Guide

    This unbiased, expert thermostats buying guide will help you find the best type of home thermostat for your heating and cooling system. A home thermostat tells the furnace and/or cooling system when to turn on and off as temperatures in the house or individual rooms fluctuate. This is a very important job, because it affects …
  • Home Thermostat Troubleshooting & Repairs

    Home Thermostat Troubleshooting & Repairs

    In This Article: Thermostat Does Not Control Temp Extreme Temperature Swings Many problems with a heating or cooling system can be traced back to the thermostat. In some cases, the thermostat is out of adjustment. Other times its batteries are dead. Obviously, replacing batteries or making a simple adjustment are easy solutions. If your electronic …
  • Central Air Conditioner Buying Guide

    Central Air Conditioner Buying Guide

    In This Article: Types of Central Air Conditioners A/C Sizing & Cost Central AC Energy Efficiency Central AC Warranties Understanding AC Refrigerants Buy the right central air conditioning system with help from this expert, unbiased guide. This article includes anticipating cost, selecting size, scrutinizing warranties, and more. Need help NOW? Get a Local Air Conditioning …
  • Carrier COR Thermostat : Our Review

    Carrier COR Thermostat : Our Review

    If you own a programmable thermostat, no doubt you’re aware of the energy savings and ease of use that this type of heating and cooling control can offer. A programmable thermostat can turn on and off your home’s heating or cooling systems at scheduled times, eliminating wasted energy. For example, it can drop room temperatures …
  • AC Not Working | Central Air Conditioning Repair & Troubleshooting

    AC Not Working | Central Air Conditioning Repair & Troubleshooting

    In This Article: Central AC Not Working At All AC Not Cooling Well Air Conditioner Not Blowing Air Water Leaking from AC Air Conditioner Makes Noise Air Conditioner Won’t Turn Off Is your AC not working? If your central air conditioner is not cooling right, save money, time, and get comfortable again with these expert DIY air conditioning …
  • Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting & Repair

    Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting & Repair

    In This Article: Ceiling Fan Does Not Work At All Ceiling Fan Blades Do Not Turn Properly How to Fix a Fan That Hums How to Fix a Fan That Wobbles How to Replace a Flywheel You’re probably reading this because your ceiling fan doesn’t work, making it pretty worthless on a hot day. This …
  • How a Ceiling Fan Works

    How a Ceiling Fan Works

    Because of the slight breeze it creates, a fan makes a room more comfortable at higher temperatures during the summer so a room’s thermostat can be set 5 to 7 degrees higher. And in the winter, a fan recirculates rising warm air that would otherwise collect and give off its heat at the ceiling. A …
  • Heat Pump Troubleshooting & Repair

    Heat Pump Troubleshooting & Repair

    In This Article: Heat Pump Does Not Run Does Not Heat or Cool Correctly Freezes Up or Trips Breaker Heat Pump Blower Does Not Work Heat Pump Cycles Incorrectly Heat Pump Makes Noises Expert advice on how to fix heat pump problems, such as heating or cooling poorly and more. Heat pump problems are often …
  • Furnace Not Working | DIY Furnace Troubleshooting & Repairs

    Furnace Not Working | DIY Furnace Troubleshooting & Repairs

    In This Article: Furnace Not Working — No Gas Flame Heating or Cycling Problems Furnace Does Not Blow Air Blower Runs Continuously Noisy Furnace or Duct Work Furnace Not Working — Oil Burner Is your furnace not working? If your heater doesn’t heat or works poorly, this guide will help you troubleshoot and fix typical problems. …
  • Buying, Installing & Fixing a Central Air Conditioner

    Buying, Installing & Fixing a Central Air Conditioner

    In This Article: Buying a Central Air Conditioner How Central AC Works Central AC Problems & Repairs Central AC Cost & Installation Are multiple room air conditioners causing your electricity bills to skyrocket? Or, perhaps worse, is your house virtually unlivable during summer because of the heat and/or humidity? Maybe it’s time to consider central …

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