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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.

A/C unit outside
Air ConditioningHVAC Maintenance
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A/C, air conditioner, snow
Air Conditioning
Are air conditioning covers worth it?
A woman adjusting her house’s temperature using her mobile phone (Photo by SDI Productions/iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Air Conditioning
These symptoms can indicate a faulty thermostat—or issues with your HVAC system
HVAC MaintenanceAir Conditioning
An AC capacitor costs between $120 to $250. The price depends on the brand, model, and whether it's single or dual-run. The average cost to replace a capacitor is around $170, though some AC capacitor prices can be up to $400.
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Air ConditioningHVAC Maintenance
An evaporator coil replacement costs around $1,300 on average