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Home Heating Options

Whether you’re exploring options to update your home with a nice new stove, retrofit an existing fireplace with a fireplace insert, or looking for best heating and fireplace options for a new construction project or rehab, we’ve got you covered. You may want to start by exploring the types of home heating options but if you’ve already decided on what type of heating device you want to research further, click on a menu link above to go directly to that section. 

Space Heaters

There are many different types of space heaters to meet a variety of home heating needs. From simple, affordable, portable electric heaters to high-wattage, powerful shop or garage heaters, there are many options from which to choose. Our series of best space heater guides will help you find the right one for your needs. 

Water Heaters

Many homeowners are replacing their standard gas water heaters with more energy efficient tankless ones. We’ve researched both options and picked out the best water heater brands for your to consider.  If you’re looking to go tankless, check out our guide to the best tankless water heaters

tankless water heater reviews
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Air Conditioners

Is it just us or do you also think summers are getting hotter and hotter? With temperatures rising, you might be thinking about adding more home cooling options. Whether you’re looking for portable air conditioners, ductless mini-split air conditioners, window air conditioners, swamp coolers, or whole home air conditioning solutions, we’ve got you covered. We’ve also reviewed the best battery-powered air conditioners for use while camping or for use should you suffer a power outage at home.

HVAC Professionals

Interested in a career as an HVAC professional? You’ll first need your HVAC certification. We’ve put together all the information you need to get started including a list of schools by state and online HVAC certification courses should you want to study at home. Once you have your license, you’ll need some tools. We’ve got that covered as well with our HVAC tool buyer guides. 

HVAC Professional

Selected Articles and Guides

what is a good seer rating

What is a Good SEER Rating?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating and provides a good indication of how energy efficient your air conditioner or heat pump is.

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Dave Miller
Dave Miller
HVAC Technician & Chief Editor