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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.

Portable air conditioner (Photo by AlexLMX/ iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Air Conditioning
When it comes to battling the summer heat, a ventless portable air conditioner is often the unsung hero in hot, dry climates
Air conditioner unit outside house (Photo by fstop123/ iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Air Conditioning
Save money, stay cool, and keep your AC unit running strong
woman with cup of coffee near large windows and underneath air conditioning vent (Photo by  chee gin tan/E+ via Getty Images)
HVAC MaintenanceAir Conditioning
Chill out and find the best air-cooling system for your home, budget, and comfort level
woman on couch using remote to adjust air conditioner (Photo by  fizkes/iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Air ConditioningHVAC Maintenance
The typical range for installing a new ductless mini-split AC costs between $2,000 to $14,500
Work gloves and tools on top of air conditioning units (Photo by fstop123 via Getty Images)
Air ConditioningHVAC MaintenanceIndoor Air Quality
The cost of wholesale R-22 refrigerant ranges from $20 to $50 a pound, not including installation costs, but you can no longer purchase this chemical without a pro