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Home Tech

130 Years Later, the Inventors of the Room Thermostat Turn Up the Heat

Johnson Controls, the father of the modern room thermostat, has released its first smart home thermostat, GLAS, which not only learns temperature preferences, it also monitors energy use and indoor and outdoor air quality.

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Home Tech

Meet the Simple Device That Can Save You Money on Energy Bills

The Sense energy monitor could save you hundreds on your energy bills every year and can predict appliance and system failure. Meet the device that unlocks a multitude of information about how our money, time, and energy is being spent in the home.

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Maintenance

How to Save Energy During the Summer

Making simple energy-efficient changes to your home can save you from paying hefty utility bills this summer. Beat the heat, practice environmental responsibility, and lower your energy bills with these 11 home upgrades.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Introducing Dandelion Air: An Affordable Home Geothermal System

Dandelion, a startup that emerged from Alphabet Inc.’s X incubator lab, released a new heating and cooling system that will make geothermal heating more affordable to homeowners.

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Maintenance

HERS Testing: What Is It
and When Is It Necessary?

HERS testing examines a home’s energy efficiency and determines where there’s room to reduce energy consumption. Learn more about HERS testing and when it should be performed.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Everything You Need to Know About Cellular Shades

Besides offering privacy, cellular shades help you save energy and stay comfortable all year long. Here’s your guide to buying cellular shades for your home.

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HVAC

When to Replace Your HVAC System

As your heating and cooling units age, they break down and lose efficiency. Here are the telltale signs that you need an HVAC replacement.

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HVAC

How to Change Air Filters

Learn how to change a disposable or reusable air filter and other practical tips for maintaining your air conditioning system to ensure high quality indoor air.

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Maintenance & Renovation

The Lowdown on
Low-E Windows

You’ve likely heard of energy-efficient windows. But are you aware of the benefits of low-E? Here’s the information you’ll need on these energy savers.

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HVAC

The Basics of Geothermal
Heating Systems

Learn the basics of how geothermal heating systems—how they work, types, cost, energy efficiency, maintenance, and installation.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Guide to Energy-Efficient Windows

Learn what you should be looking for when shopping for energy-efficient windows, how to read an energy efficiency rating, and how to pick windows for your home.

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HVAC

Types of Energy-Efficient
Home Heating

We explore four types of energy-efficient home heating systems, how they work, overall cost, and how to choose the best one for your home.

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Maintenance

How to Get Rid of Condensation in Double-Pane Windows

Condensation in double-pane windows signals that a seal has been compromised. Here’s how to address the issue.

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Maintenance

Cleaning Air Ducts: What You Need to Know

Keeping your HVAC system in peak condition includes keeping the air ducts clean. See how you can save money, increase comfort, and breathe easier.

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