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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.

For top performance, you want the landscaping over your septic system to promote drainage and prevent erosion. Grass is ideal for this purpose. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Tracy F. of Dayton, Ohio)
Septic SystemsCommon Plumbing ProblemsPlumbersEnergy EfficiencyOutdoor
Living a little more lightly is not only good for our planet … it can help your septic tank to function better
Toilet
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Toilet options include various colors, heights, functions, efficiency ratings and price tags.
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Energy EfficiencyLighting
Turning off fluorescent lights saves more energy than leaving them on all of the time.
DVRs are a top Energy Vampire
Energy EfficiencySmall Appliances and Gadgets
DVRs are the most diabolical of the many home appliances that use energy even when turned off.
water heater next to tiled wall with pumps, valves and filters (Photo by ©  didecs/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images.)
Water HeatersPlumbers
The average cost to buy a water heater is $1,190.
 
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