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Whole House Fans

A whole house fan mounted in the ceiling of your hallway will draw air through your entire house through open windows. These fans are 50 percent cheaper to run than central air, and create a cooling effect that will keep you - and your cooling bills - very comfortable. 

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Drainage

When buying or selling a home, make sure a professional home inspector is part of the transaction. Nosy people can be really annoying if they are always sticking their nose in other people's business! But if you are buying a house, a home inspector is one super nosy person you definitely want...

Air Conditioning Efficiency: How to Lower Home Cooling Costs
Efficient air conditioning is the result of year-round efforts, from pre-season maintenance of your system to smart improvements inside and outside of your home. Take time now to consider the following air conditioning efficiency checklist so that your family is comfortable and your utility...
Heat Pumps

Every home has its hot and cold spots, but you can create continuous comfort with ductless, efficient H2i Hyper-Heating units from Mitsubishi Electric. Redefining the heat pump approach to climate control, H2i uses inverter-driven compressor technology in its outdoor unit to deliver precise...

Attics and Lofts
Dear Tom and Leslie: 

I've heard you say many times that using an attic fan sucks cooled air right out of the house and that it's better to rely on soffit and ridge vents. Is that still true if you ONLY have soffit vents?  We don't have ridge vents and my husband reminds me how we fight...