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Heating & Cooling


When the summer heat kicks in and you're trying to stay cool, it's important to know that your air conditioner is up to the task. The same is true when it's cold and the furnace is on the fritz. There may also be times when you've remodeled a space that you intend to spend time in and need it to be comfortable--like a garage that needs insulation. For scenarios like this, it's helpful to know where to find reliable and professional HVAC help that you can trust with your home heating and cooling needs. Finding local HVAC pros near you is a lot easier when you can read reviews and see ratings from real customers who have used the heating and cooling service in the past.

It's always good to know what questions to ask and the tips for hiring an HVAC contractor, as well as cost to install a new A/C and the difference betwen HVAC brands.

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Furnaces & Home Heating Systems
The typical cost to install a boiler is between $3,700 and $8,100
HVAC unit outside of home (Photo by  galinast / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Air ConditioningFurnaces & Home Heating SystemsHVAC Maintenance
HVAC service contracts can be worth the money because they help prevent costly issues and repairs
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Baseboard Electric HeatingFurnaces & Home Heating Systems
Baseboard heaters may be easier and less pricey to install in older homes, but their safety risks and long-term energy costs may balance out the perks
Heating radiator
Furnaces & Home Heating SystemsPlumbersHVAC Maintenance
Delicate steam heaters present a host of issues to homeowners who need help maintaining the older technology.
old dial thermostat
Furnaces & Home Heating SystemsHVAC MaintenanceAir Conditioning
You just spent $75 to find out your thermostat batteries were dead? Next time, try these DIY HVAC fixes first.