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Learning thermostats

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Discover how the next generation of smart thermostats adjust your home’s temperature based on your behavior and weather forecasts.

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Installing a heating and cooling system

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One of the biggest purchases a homeowner can make is to install a new furnace and air conditioner. Learn what you need to know when faced with this big decision.

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A/C tune up

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Learn how professionals tune up your air conditioner and get some tips on how you can keep it running at peak performance.

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Ductless mini-split system

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A ductless mini-split system provides heating and air conditioning to spaces where a traditional ducted system won't work.

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Radiant floor heating

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Heating from the floor is comfortable and very energy efficient.  See how it's installed and how it works.

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Getting a new fireplace

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Is it time to upgrade your fireplace?  Learn how you can improve your home's efficiency with the right fireplace.

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Maintaining your fireplace

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Proper maintenance of your fireplace is important to make sure it's working efficiently and safely.

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Whole house fans

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A whole-house fan, also known as an attic fan, provides great ventilation, lowers indoor temperatures and summer electric bills.

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Getting a new furnace

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Shop and compare when choosing a new furnace. Look for the yellow Energy Guide label to see how one unit stacks up against another.

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Maintaining your furnace

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It's important to keep this big piece of equipment in tip-top shape in order for it to operate at peak efficiency.

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Furnace filters

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Changing or cleaning your furnace filter is one of the easiest things you can do to prolong the life of your heating and air conditioning system.

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Heating and cooling older homes

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Don't be scared of an older heating or cooling system. Systems can be inspected or retrofit to maintain the integrity of your older home.

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Geothermal

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Capturing the heat from the earth can save you big money on your energy bills.  Learn how geothermal systems work.

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Heating and cooling new homes

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When planning your new home, make sure you consider newer heating and cooling technologies that could save you money.

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Space heating myths

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Space heaters are not the best way to heat your home. Find out why.

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Fix leaky ductwork

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Leaks in your ductwork mean the air you've paid to heat or cool is not getting where it needs to go. Find out how to diagnose and fix this common problem.

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Zoned heating

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Heating your whole home can take a lot of energy. Zoned heating allows you heat different areas of your home to fit your comfort needs.

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Ceiling fans

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A cooling breeze can reduce your need for air conditioning.There are some important things to know about purchasing and installing ceiling fans.

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