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

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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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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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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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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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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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