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The hidden parts of your home have value too! From your ductwork to your furnace replacement, here’s everything you need to feel as confident in your heating and cooling systems as you do in your sitting room.

How to Make Sure Your Home Stays Energy Efficient this Summer

For many of us, summer has become synonymous with high energy bills. However, even if you’re one of those people who has to have their AC running at all times, there are things that you can do to cut down on energy costs. To that end, we’ve created the following guide. Below is a list […]

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Spring Tasks to Keep Your Home Cooler During Summer

With the days getting warmer, you may be thinking of all the fun you’ll have this summer: cookouts, roads trips or days at the beach. But you may also want to take some time to think about one of the not-so-fun parts of summer: those increased energy bills as you run the AC constantly to […]

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HVAC Basics: Choosing a Dealer

When it’s time to replace or purchase a new HVAC system, how do you choose the right dealer for you? A new HVAC unit is not an everyday or impulse purchase. It’s important to do a little homework before you shop. Doing some research and asking the right questions is crucial to choosing the best […]

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Home’s HVAC Unit?

Your HVAC system is one of those unsung heroes in your home. When it’s working well, you hardly notice. When it starts to falter, it becomes a big problem. Your HVAC system is responsible for keeping your home comfortable, no matter the temperature. If you find that your home is too cold in the winter […]

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What Size HVAC Unit Do You Need?

  Choosing the right size HVAC for your home can be confusing. With all of the calculations and formulas that you see on the internet, which one is right? We want to help make choosing easier by breaking down all of the elements that goes into the right size HVAC for your home. Here’s what […]

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How Your HVAC Unit Can Save You Money

We love saving money. Did you know that you can save money each year with the right HVAC unit? Your home’s heating and air conditioning use almost half of your home’s energy, so it makes sense to maximize your HVAC unit’s efficiency. Making a few smart moves with your existing HVAC can also reap benefits […]

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Keeping Cool: How to Choose the Right A/C Unit

Let’s be honest: when it comes to buying things for your home, your air conditioning unit isn’t the most exciting. Still, in the heat of the summer, there isn’t a component of your home that matters more. Knowing how to choose the right A/C unit could mean the difference between total comfort and a sticky, […]

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HVAC Basics: What’s a Good SEER Rating?

Shopping for a new HVAC system can feel like a daunting task. After all, how does the average person know what makes a good system? One factor that you can look at is the unit’s SEER rating. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of what a SEER rating is, what makes for a good […]

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Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Working?

Whether you live in an area infamous for its scorching summers or just don’t like tossing and turning at night when your bedroom is too warm, you’re going to want your A/C at the ready. But what happens when you go to turn it on and then — nothing. What do you do? This guide […]

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How to Remove Asbestos from Your Home

You don’t want to find asbestos in your home. It’s not one of the 9 germiest places, and perhaps it’s not as widely-known as mold. However, this residential toxin can cause a variety of serious health problems. In this article we cover what asbestos is, why it’s so dangerous, where it’s located and how to […]

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Ghost Readings: What Causes Your Thermostat’s False Numbers?

Is your home hot when the thermostat indicates that it should be cold? Or is it chilly when the thermostat shows a warm temperature? If so, your thermostat may be producing ghost readings. This occurs when something interferes with the thermostat’s ability to produce an accurate temperature. In addition to ghost readings, your thermostat may […]

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Here Are 5 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Warmer And Cozier For Winter

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  It’s going to be a long, cold winter this year, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. Editor Peter Geiger explains, “The real teeth-chattering arrives mid-February, especially in the following zones:  […]

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6 Health Benefits of a Clean Home

sl-f / Getty Images You have a sense that you should keep your house clean. Maybe your parents instilled it in you, or maybe societal pressure has you feeling like you need to pull out the mop. But does it really matter if you let your home slip into a mess? Actually, yes. There are […]

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5 Smart Design Hacks for Hiding Ugly AC Vents

If you’re working on a room’s design, that last thing you may think about is an ugly AC vent or other air vents. However, they can often detract from the style of the room. AC vents have a way of looking too modern for rustic or retro styles, too industrial for more whimsical artistic styles […]

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Landscaping Around Your Home’s HVAC Unit

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links or submissions on this page.  Outdoor home decor usually doesn’t include an air conditioning unit. This necessary appliance doesn’t have to spoil your home’s look, however. Landscaping around an HVAC system is […]

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Dealing with Asthma and Allergy Triggers in Your Home

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links or submissions on this page. What you can’t see, can hurt you – especially if you or your family suffer from asthma or allergies. Dust, smoke, pet dander, lint, pollen and other asthma […]

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Clever Ways to Hide an Ugly HVAC Unit

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links or submissions on this page.  Don’t let an unsightly HVAC unit or pool pump ruin your home’s outdoor aesthetic. There are plenty of great materials and ideas available to help your air […]

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Is Your Home Making You Sick? Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome. It’s a real medical condition in which people experience sickness as a direct result of occupying a particular room or building and feel better when they leave the area. You can experience SBS anywhere; it could be your office building, your favorite store or even your home. (Note: If you get a […]

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Your Guide to Energy-Efficient Home Heating Systems

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links or submissions on this page.  Heating the home in winter is one of the biggest household expenses. According to the EPA, 42% of the energy we use at home is for heating. […]

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How To Identify Toxins In Your Home

The idea of identifying toxins in your home can be scary. Especially with all the media hype that seems to occur around so-called “toxic materials” that may cause cancer our other illnesses. It only makes sense that you would want to keep your family safe and healthy. Luckily, there are a few things you can do […]

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Best Home Heating Systems for Your Home

ImagineGolf / Getty Images Depending on where you live, there are most likely at least a few months in each year that using a heat source in your home is necessary. There are several different types of home heating systems to choose from and equally as many important factors to consider when choosing. To help […]

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How To Heat Your Home While Staying Green

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links or submissions on this page.  No matter what part of the world you live in, heating costs can be astronomical during the winter or chilly months. Aside from breaking your budget, typical […]

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10 Wise Ways To Save On Winter Home Heating

Winter is dark, cold, long and … well, expensive, at least where heating a home is concerned. The cost of heating oil climbs every year, and electricity is not cheap. How can we save money and still keep the house at a comfortable temperature? Thankfully, there are a number of ways to curb heating costs, and most are […]

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Eco-friendly Solar Hybrid Air Conditioner from LG

Sustainable thinking is very “fashionable” right now and we couldn’t be happier. This weird looking- but amazing design concept comes from LG and although it may seem like a regular air conditioner, it is not. Attached to the outdoor unit there is a solar cell system which can produce enough power (70 watts/hour) to ensure […]

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Radiator Humidifiers for Comfortable Rooms During the Winter

You probably noticed that turning on the radiators makes the air harder to breathe in a room. If you haven’t, just think of those times you woke up feeling you have a sore and dry neck. This is due- we will leave out all the secondary causes- to the fact that there is not enough […]

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