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Air-Purifying Plants: Bring the Garden Inside to Clear the Air

Living indoors can have its hazards, especially when the environment is sealed tightly for purposes of energy conservation and climate control.

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Conserve Water at Home: You’ll Save More When You Use Less

It’s important to be aware of household water use and not take access to water for granted as summer droughts and water shortages affect the country.

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With the R-22 Phaseout Speeding Up, Maybe Now’s the Time for That A/C Replacement

The traditional R-22 refrigerant is being phased out in favor of the newer, more environmentally-friendly 410A refrigerant for air conditioning systems around the country.

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4 Key Ways to Ensure Optimal Air Quality in the Florida Home You’re Renovating or Building

If you’re building or renovating a property, it’s important to make sure the indoor environment is safe from air pollutants such as gas fumes, smoke, mold spores and hazardous chemicals. Air

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What’s Better Than The Energy Star Logo? The Most Efficient Label, That’s What

If you’ve shopped for home-comfort equipment, appliances or electronic devices anytime in the last several years, you’ve seen the Energy Star logo — the blue label that tells you the

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What That Yellow EnergyGuide Label Is Trying To Tell You

Selecting an air conditioner can be a daunting task, if only because of the sheer number of choices available. Paying attention to the yellow EnergyGuide label on the models you’re evaluating

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Upgrading Your Heat Pump? Don’t Forget To Consult An Expert

With summer approaching, upgrading your heat pump may be a smart move. New heat pumps promise increased indoor comfort and lower utility bills. But choosing the right heat pump for

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Refrigerant Standards: What You Need To Know And How Changes Affect You

You may have heard that refrigerant standards have changed. But have you wondered if and how much those changes affect what you do on a daily basis?

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Look For The Energy Star Label If You Need To Narrow Your Options For HVAC Upgrades?

HVAC upgrades are a long-term investment, and you want to choose equipment that will provide you with long-term value in terms of comfort, efficiency and energy savings. The question is:

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Is Your Ductwork Leaky? You’re Losing More Than Air

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average home loses around 20 percent of its conditioned air through leaky ductwork. That can add up to quite a lot of lost

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