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HVAC Resources

Everything you need to know to complete your HVAC home improvement project.

cost and budgeting
Discussing Cost and Payment Options With Your Air Conditioning Contractor
When it’s time to replace your air conditioning unit, it can be a stressful time for your household. But do not fret— replacing your…
research and planning
Using Solar to Heat Your Home
The sun is one of the most reliable sources of warmth on the Earth, so why not use it for your home heating? Solar-powered heaters take the…
research and planning
What is an HVAC Zoning System?
Ever notice how the second story of your home is always stifling, while the first floor is practically Arctic all year round? That’s not…
research and planning
What Are Passive House Standards?
What if you never had to turn on the heat or AC in your home? How much would you save on heating and cooling costs throughout the year?…
research and planning
Humidifiers and HVAC: What You Need to Know
Too cold at home? Turn the temperature up! While it’s easy to think of heating and cooling as a simple matter of measurements on the…
research and planning
Can a Hot Water Heater Blanket Save You Money on Your Energy Bills?
There are hundreds of ways—both big and small—that you can save money on your energy bills by making your home more energy efficient.…
installation
What Is an Energy Star Verified HVAC Installation?
Whether you realize it or not, there’s a lot going on beneath the hood of your air conditioner—and HVAC systems get even more…
research and planning
Smart HVAC Systems
Want to manage your HVAC’s energy performance and functioning? Sure, you could get a smart thermostat. But that won’t rule out all your…