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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.

Home air conditioner unit (Photo by C5Media / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Air Conditioning
A loud air conditioner is anything but cool—these tips will help you reduce sounds coming from your AC unit
Turning on ceiling fan (Photo by Steve Cicero / Corbis Documentary via Getty Images)
Air Conditioning
These tips will help keep your second floor and entire home cool during the hot summer months
Air Conditioning Unit (Photo by Tetra Images via Getty Images)
Energy EfficiencyAir Conditioning
SEER ratings measure an air conditioning unit's energy efficiency
Technician is checking air conditioner and measuring equipment for filling air conditioners (Photo by A Stockphoto -
Air ConditioningHVAC Maintenance
You should get your AC serviced by a professional HVAC technician once per year in the spring
air conditioner beside brick house
HVAC MaintenanceAir Conditioning
Even a new air conditioner needs annual maintenance and inspection to spot problems covered by warranties before they become expensive A/C repairs later.