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Heating and HVAC tips and advice. Find expert advice on when to replace your furnace, how to do a home energy audit, which types of home heating are energy efficient, facts about portable heaters, solar heating and more! You can also check out our tips on Air Conditioning.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, space heating and cooling consume 44 percent of the energy used in one’s home. By investing a few hundred dollars in properly insulating one’s home, it is possible to reduce one’s monthly heating and cooling bill by 10 to 30 percent. Considering that the average U.S. household spends...

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Without proper insulation in your attic, keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer can pose a difficult and expensive obstacle. Since about 40 percent of the home’s air escapes through the attic, it is clear that using proper insulation materials to insulate your attic can help you save on energy...

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Buying a new home is a complicated process, regardless of the steps people often take to help simplify it. Having to know all the details about efficient construction can further complicate this process. One of the best ways to pick out an energy-efficient home is to look for the government-backed Energy Star label. This indicates...

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When it comes to saving on heating and cooling costs, having proper insulation in your attic is critical. Attics are often a major cause of high electric bills. Attic insulation keeps homes cooler in summer, warmer in the winter, and prevents your heating and cooling system from working harder than they need to. Batt insulation...

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Mold and mildew in bathrooms is a common issue, especially considering bathrooms are usually the most moisture-rich places in the home. With no outlet for this excessive moisture, your bathroom can quickly become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Bathroom fans are an excellent and effective way to prevent mold and mildew problems because...

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Of all the places for mold to grow in one’s home, bathrooms are the most likely candidates. They hold moisture more so than the other areas of the home, which creates a humid environment that acts as an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. To keep such things from happening, it is necessary to...

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Keeping one’s basement warm in winter can be a challenge, especially for homes in cooler climates. Insulating basement walls in cold climates is an excellent way to save on monthly energy bills, as it causes the heater to not work as hard to keep one’s home warm during winter months. In addition, basement wall insulation...

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Studies have shown that heat loss from basements accounts for up to 25 percent of the energy loss a home experiences in winter months. Regardless of the intended purpose of the basement, having a properly insulated basement is an easy way to retain heat and can help reduce energy costs. This ultimately makes the basement...

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Baseboard heating is an excellent solution for homeowners who do not want to add whole-house heating systems. It enables homeowners to heat individual rooms or room additions and offers several distinct advantages: Minimal space for installation Quiet system Very little maintenance required Safe to use Zone control Minimal Space for Installation Baseboard heating only requires...

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In the puzzle of maintaining a comfortable home with proper air circulation, an attic vent is an essential piece. Without adequate ventilation, attics can develop serious problems such as condensation, wood rot, mold, mildew, and rusting metal. These issues can compromise the integrity of the roof and cause health issues for family members living in...

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