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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.

dehumidifier in finished basement
HVAC MaintenanceAir Conditioning
Controlling humidity in your home is vital to good overall health and protecting your home and possessions.
Luxury living room in finished basement (Photo by Anatoli Igolkin/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
RemodelBasement WaterproofingBasementAir Conditioning
Consider these seven things before buying a basement dehumidifier
 It's important to get an annual tune-up and clean out any dirt or grime that may be slowing things down in your A/C unit. (Photo by Katelin Kinney)
Air Conditioning
Don't let summer leave you overheated — learn what you can do to stay cool and save money.
Inspect your air conditioning system’s outdoor condenser unit and remove any objects or vegetation within 18 inches of the unit to ensure proper air circulation. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Andrew B. of Boston)
Air Conditioning
Follow this checklist before you fire up the AC to keep cool all summer long.
HVAC technician handling an A/C humidifier
Air ConditioningSummer
Properly shut down a whole-house humidifier in the off-season to avoid mold and algae buildup.