Why You Should Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction This Winter
According to a pro, it’ll save you energy and money.
Oct 24, 2023
The Best Indoor Air Conditioner Covers to Keep Pesky Drafts at Bay
Knock the chill out today.
Oct 20, 2023
9 Stylish Space Heaters That Won’t Clash With Your DecorProjects & Improvements
Say goodbye to unsightly space heaters for good!
Oct 6, 2023
Winter Is Coming (Sorry!) — Here’s What Your Home Needs Before Then
Home Projects
Consider this your pre-cold-weather to-do list.
Aug 31, 2023
No Central Air? Here Are 4 Ways to Stay Cool During a Dangerous Heat Wave Projects & Improvements
Learn how to protect yourself in dangerously hot heat — even without central AC.
Aug 11, 2023
9 Things Sneakily Making Your Home Feel Hot in the Summer
Home Projects
If you just can’t seem to get your home to a comfortable temperature, you might have one of these factors to blame.
Jul 14, 2023
The Best Portable Air Conditioners for Your Apartment
Beat the heat in every room of your home.
Jul 13, 2023
9 Cheap Ways to Stay Cool with Things You Already Have at Home
Don’t pack away your winter scarves just yet.
Jun 19, 2023
I Found the Reason My Home Feels So Hot — 6 Ways to Combat “Hot Zones”
Hot zones making you sweat? These pros have the answers.
Jun 13, 2023
The Best Editor-Tested Window ACs That You Can Buy NowProjects & Improvements
Beat the heat this summer and beyond.
Jun 8, 2023
This Smart AC Unit Is the Only Thing That Gets Me Through the Brutal NYC SummersProjects & Improvements
Sturdy, reliable, and effective — what more could you ask for?
Jun 2, 2023
10 Table Fans That Are *Actually* Stylish
You don't need to compromise on form or functionality with these great-looking picks.
Mar 21, 2023
Why There is Ice on the Inside of Windows & What to Do About ItProjects & Improvements
No need to replace your windows yet.
Jan 11, 2023
These Little Tips Can Save You Money on Your Heating BillReal Estate
According to real estate agents.
Jan 4, 2023
How Did People Survive Before Air Conditioning?Projects & Improvements
Probably everyone has had this thought at least once a summer, while sweating through their clothes: how did people survive before air conditioning?
Jan 2, 2023
4 Ways to Know It’s Time To Replace Your Water HeaterProjects & Improvements
Here’s what you need to know about water heaters in your home, including how long they typically last and signs that it might be time to buy a new one.
Oct 29, 2023
Heat Pump vs. Furnace: Which Is Best for Your Home?Projects & Improvements
Winter is coming, and finding the right heating system for your homes is quickly becoming a top priority. But is a furnace or a heat pump best for your home?
Nov 23, 2022
This Small-But-Mighty Space Heater Is Going to Keep Me from Freezing in My Apartment This Winter (It’s On Sale!)
This compact heater is perfect for small spaces!
Nov 2, 2022
This Weekend: Prepare to Cool Off & Cool DownCleaning
Summer will be here soon and temps are already rising all over the country. Judging by the number of people I saw in the fan and air conditioner aisle at Home Depot this past weekend, keeping your home (and yourself) cool is high on everyone’s priority list right now. If you don’t have an adequate number of cooling devices — get thee to the hardware store. If you do, it’s time to make sure they’re clean and ready to go.
Oct 13, 2022
Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Your Air Conditioner Size RightProjects & Improvements
Save yourself money by buying the right one.
Sep 21, 2022
How to Use an Air Conditioner Economically and Save on Your Electric BillProjects & Improvements
There are plenty of ways you can get creative when it comes to staying cool and saving money.  But when the heat of summer truly hits, sometimes your best bet is cranking up the AC. Learning how to save money with your air conditioner can help you keep your cool physically and budget-wise. While it certainly costs a bit more than your usual ice fan hack, things like closing off vents and rearranging furniture are effective and still pretty easy on the wallet.
Sep 20, 2022
Tips for Making a Fan More EffectiveProjects & Improvements
I don’t have air conditioning. Most of the time, my apartment, which is on the bottom floor, stays cool. But then there are those nights that are almost unbearable, and I break out the fan. Easy, right? Set it up, so it blows directly on your face. Uh, not so much. Luckily there are some tricks you can use a fan to help make it more effective.Since heat rises, the coolest air in your home will be hovering around floor level.
Sep 16, 2022
Don’t Sweat: This DIY Ice Fan Tutorial Will Keep You Cool All SummerProjects & Improvements
Stuck without air conditioning again this season? No problem. While you may think you’re doomed when sweltering temperatures hit, if you have a fan and a freezer, you’ve got yourself a DIY cooling machine.
Sep 9, 2022
Read This Before You Paint Your Old, Peeling RadiatorProjects & Improvements
You might just be wasting your time.
Sep 8, 2022
With a Moss-Covered Panel, July Is Once Again Revolutionizing the AC IndustryProjects & Improvements
July's previous AC products have had 30,000 people-long wait lists.
Jul 31, 2022
I Asked 5 Self-Proclaimed Sweaty People How They Survive the Summer HeatProjects & Improvements
Here's how to go "AC hopping" this summer, according to summer heat haters.
Jul 10, 2022
Putting This One Product in My Bedroom Was an Absolute Game-ChangerProjects & Improvements
A mini air conditioner was the perfect solution for my sweaty, sleepless nights.
Feb 25, 2022
These Stylish Covers Will Add a Pop of Color to Your Air Conditioner UnitProjects & Improvements
The covers have been designed in collaboration with celeb-loved furniture designer Sophie Collé.
Feb 5, 2022
The 10 Best Draft Stoppers to Keep Coziness High and Energy Bills Low This WinterProjects & Improvements
Doors, windows, garages, fireplaces — you name it, we've got a way to keep the cold out.
Dec 2, 2021
The Small but Mighty Space Heater That Doesn’t Take Up Any Floor SpaceProjects & Improvements
Just plug it in and prepare for warm and toasty vibes.
Sep 10, 2021
What to Do When Your Window Air Conditioner SmellsCleaning
A smelly air conditioner unit is nothing short of gross. But what can cause these exhaust fumes, or gunmetal, musty/mildew-y, burning… (need we go on?) scents? And better yet, how can you get rid of them? After all, you install your air conditioner to cool down the air in your home, not stink it up with unpleasant odors, some of which might even be potentially dangerous.
Jul 24, 2021
The Best Dehumidifiers to Buy Right Now for Every BudgetProjects & Improvements
They fight mold, reduce allergens, and can help you get through that heatwave.
Jun 7, 2021
8 Stylish Portable Air Conditioners and Fans to Help You Beat the Heat On the Go
Stay cool — no matter where you are.
May 21, 2021
Here’s What to Know About the Differences Between Convection and Radiant Space HeatersProjects & Improvements
When you’re sitting at home, wrapped under 40 blankets in efforts to keep the electric bill down, knowing the difference between types of heaters is probably the least of your concerns. But rather than resorting to wearing your puffer coat indoors, understanding what space heater is best will allow you to pick the best one for your situation and may even cut back on your monthly expenses.
Dec 23, 2020
The Bottom Line: What It Really Costs to Buy & Install a Water HeaterProjects & Improvements
Last month we asked how much readers spent buying and installing a new water heater in their home. And you told us! We hope this information gives a basic sense of how much this new appliance costs, and how much you can expect to pay when hiring someone. Keep in mind, this is general and prices most likely vary in cities versus more rural locations, etc…Although this gives you a rough idea, you should always seek multiple quotes for any work done in your home.
Jul 16, 2020
10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household EyesoresProjects & Improvements
Here’s the unfortunate truth about 99% of all living spaces: every house and apartment—large or small—likely has something that’s weird, oddly placed, or just plain ugly. These persistent little problems (cords, vents, pipes, outlets) might drive you nuts, but stay they must, especially if you are a renter. The only solution is to get creative…. Here are ten common household eyesores, and DIY projects and ideas to help you disguise them: 1.
Jul 15, 2020
8 Eco-Friendly Blankets to Keep You Cozy and WarmLife
No matter where you live, a great blanket is key to making it through the winter. Blankets help keep the thermostat down a notch or two and are a super easy way to inject a little style into a space. A quality blanket will last for decades, but if you’re looking for some new throws, or need to stock up for expected overnight guests, be sure to check out this list of some of our favorite eco-friendly blankets.
Jul 15, 2020
This New Air Conditioning Unit Is Surprisingly BeautifulProjects & Improvements
Designed by the people behind Away luggage.
May 4, 2020
10 Great Humidifiers We LoveProjects & Improvements
image:78113c68e82a4c44a1573ec0e4ddb4bb73682f53 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" It’s that time of year when the air is oh so dry and sore throats and bloody noses abound. With an end to winter still quite a ways away our thoughts have turned to ways to add more moisture in the air.
Apr 13, 2020
How To Heat Up a Cold RoomProjects & Improvements
Brrr! Have winter temperatures outside been a little too present in the inside of your home? If you’ve got cold rooms, we’ve got the fool-proof ways to warm them up. Start from the top of this list and work your way down to see if any of these culprits have been keeping your rooms too cold to enjoy! First, check to see if you’re doing everything to keep the cold out. Drafts from windows are the first place to look.
Mar 11, 2020
The Best Portable Space HeatersProjects & Improvements
Here’s another way to save energy this winter: try using a portable space heater to heat just the room you’re in, and turn down the thermostat in the other rooms of your house. The New York Times recently tested 10 portable space heaters. Here are the Top 5:Shown above the jump, from left to right:Holmes Ultra Quiet Ceramic Heater ($82.99): At 15-inches high, this model from Holmes produced the hottest air and took only about 20 minutes to warm up the room by 10 degrees.
Jan 26, 2020
Humidifiers Are Just as Healthy for Your Home as They Are For Your SinusesProjects & Improvements
Your home gets dry skin in winter, too. Here's how you can help.
Dec 23, 2019
The First 5 Things You Need to Do Before You Turn on the Heat at HomeProjects & Improvements
Here's a short list of checks that home maintenance experts think you should run through before the first big chill hits where you live.
Oct 1, 2019