Building in comfort

See how this new home is using in-floor radiant heat and a ductless mini-split system to create a comfortable living space.

Furnace and water heater

The furnace and water heater use a lot of energy. Find out what systems can help reduce energy costs in your new home.

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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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Sealing ductwork

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Leaky ductwork is one of the most common household problems. Luckily, it's easy to fix with the right materials.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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