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  • DIY Halloween Decor & Costumes – HVAC style

    Are you looking to make a cool costume or some spooky yard decorations for your upcoming Halloween festivities? Look no farther than the HVAC aisle of your local home improvement store for the supplies you’ll need to make an awesome robot costume or a frightening tentacle monster for your front yard! DIY Robot Costume HVAC […]


  • 3 DIY Ways To Hide Your Ugly Water Heater

    Let’s face it — water heaters certainly aren’t the most attractive appliances in your home. Lucky for some, this equipment is housed in utility closets or other areas where they are out of sight, out of mind. For the rest of us, water heaters are inconveniently installed right in our bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and […]


  • How To Install A Window Air Conditioner (10 steps)

    Homes and apartments across the country utilize portable air conditioners to keep occupants cool during periods of hot weather. These units are easy to install but need to be installed safely for your protection. It is essential that your portable air conditioning unit be sized properly for the window it will be placed in. Follow these […]


  • 3 DIY Ways To Hide Your Air Conditioner Unit

    Your AC unit, a necessity in most homes. It’s that big, ugly box that sits outside your house, sticking out amidst the beautiful landscaping you’ve worked so hard to create and maintain. You can’t change the face of your exterior air conditioning unit, but you can disguise it! Through some creative DIY and a bit […]


  • How To Make A Decorative Air Return Vent Cover

    Let’s face it — when you think HVAC, you don’t think “stylish”. Many HVAC system components are visible inside the home, and while some people aren’t bothered by their presence, some homeowners would love to cover up or change out those eyesores. One not-so-attractive HVAC element that is present throughout the home is the return […]


  • How To Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh Using Essential Oils & A Furnace Filter

    Essential oils are a natural product which have a variety of uses, including adding a fresh scent to your home. Many people use diffusers around the house to create a fresh scent, but did you know you can also use your furnace filter? How To Do It When it’s time to install a new furnace […]


  • Best House Plants To Clean Air Inside Your Home

    Polluted air indoors is a very real problem that affects homes and businesses across the country. The air inside a home or business can be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors; with most of the average American’s time being spent indoors, poor indoor air quality can have a sizeable impact […]


  • HVAC Q&A: How To Remove Mold From Your Home – DIY

    In today’s HVAC Q&A session we’re going to tackle a very important topic, mold removal. Janice in Galveston, Texas found some mold in her ductwork and is curious about do-it-yourself removal techniques she can employ to keep her family healthy. She writes: “HVAC.com team, I recently read your piece about mold and how to spot […]


  • Sealing Your HVAC Ducts: How to Do It and Why It’s Important

    When it comes to your HVAC system, it’s all about energy efficiency. How do you get the most out of your system and still have manageable energy bills? What can you do if your bills are too high? How can you increase your unit’s efficiency without purchasing a new unit altogether? If you’ve tried changing […]


  • HVAC Q&A: How Do I Disguise My Ugly Thermostat?

    Today’s HVAC Q&A question is focused on making your thermostat more appealing. David in Arlington, VA writes: “I just bought a beautiful home in Arlington with a rustic, comfortable sitting room. The problem is, our HVAC system’s thermostat sits right in the middle of one of the walls. It breaks up the feel of the […]