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Use a Heat Pump with Furnace for Best Efficiency

Angie Hicks | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Angie Hicks

(Photo courtesy of Angie's List member John R. of Lake Mary, Fla.) A hybrid system that uses an air source heat pump in conjunction with a furnace ca...

How to Keep Your Pet Safe and Warm in Cold Weather

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Dr. Karen Becker

1. Take your pet for a wellness exam. I recommend twice-yearly veterinary exams for all pets, and especially seniors, so making one of those visits i...

10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe in Cold Weather

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.16.2015 | Home
Dr. Karen Becker

Some pets won't wear items of clothing no matter how chilly they are. But if your pet tolerates it well, a sweater can help keep your dog warm, especially when you take her outdoors.

Dealing With Life's Leftovers

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.20.2014 | Home
William B. Bradshaw

In times past, most people heated their houses using fireplaces, stoves and coal furnaces. Some people still do. It makes no difference which of these forms of heating one uses, there are always ashes or clinkers to get out of the house and hauled away without leaving a mess behind.

The Great Thermostat Battle 2013

Mike Spicer | Posted 04.22.2013 | Home
Mike Spicer

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Ask Mr. Green: What's the Best Type of Furnace?

Sierra | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Sierra

Whatever you end up choosing for your heater, try to cut waste: Proper insulation, caulking, and duct sealing can work wonders. Turn the thermostat down to 55 or 60 degrees when you're away or sleeping,