Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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How to Clean a Condensate Drain Line

Algae, mold and mildew can build up inside an air conditioning unit's condensate drain line and form a clog. Watch this video to learn how to prevent this.
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Air Duct Cleaning: Scam or Worth It?

Whether you should hire air duct cleaners depends on 5 factors. Here's more about that, and how to avoid duct-cleaning scams.
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How to Find the Air Filter for the HVAC System in Your Home

All central heating and cooling systems should have an air filter, but some may be harder to find than others. Read on to find out more.

How to Insulate HVAC Ductwork

If your HVAC ductwork's insulation has seen better days, replace it to improve energy efficiency and reduce your utility bills. Here's how.
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How to Repair Leaks in A/C Ductwork

Finding and sealing leaks in your air conditioner's ductwork can save energy and lower your heating and cooling bills. Watch this video to learn more.

How to Change the Air Filter in Your Home

It’s important to replace the air filter on your central heating/cooling system every one to three months to keep the system operating efficiently. Watch this video to find out how.
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5 Easy Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

Find out how to perform five important DIY maintenance tasks on your air conditioner to help avoid emergency breakdowns and save money on your energy bills this summer.
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How to Repair Bent Air Conditioner Compressor Fins

Cooling fins on an air conditioner compressor can become bent over time, reducing the cooling efficiently of the unit. Watch this video for an easy, DIY tip on how to repair them.
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4 Types of AC Units to Consider

An air conditioner is a must, regardless of the season. If you're not sure which type of AC unit to buy, here's a guide on four of the most popular units.