The Best Editor-Tested Window ACs That You Can Buy NowHome Projects
Beat the heat this summer and beyond.
Apr 9, 2024
A "Parabolic Heater" is the Weirdly Named Chill-Buster Your Home Needs
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
It's a versatile solution for anywhere you need to add in some coziness.
Jan 10, 2024
This Pro’s Warning About Frost Could Save You ThousandsHome Projects
Some simple chores now can prevent much bigger projects (and costs) in the future.
Jan 2, 2024
3 Things to Know Before Buying a Space Heater, According to Pros
Projects & Improvements
Not all heaters work in the same way.
Nov 30, 2023
Who's Responsible for Frozen Pipes in a Rental Apartment?Home Projects
The renter or the owner? Well, the answer is: it depends.
Nov 21, 2023
Before You Turn on the Heat at Home, You Need This $20 Appliance
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
It’s going to come in clutch for cold winter days.
Nov 2, 2023
4 Ways to Know It’s Time To Replace Your Water HeaterHome Projects
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
Why You Should Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction This Winter
Cleaning
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
Shopping
Knock the chill out today.
Oct 20, 2023
9 Stylish Space Heaters That Won’t Clash With Your DecorHome Projects
Say goodbye to unsightly space heaters for good!
Oct 6, 2023
The Best Editor-Tested Humidifiers You Can Buy Right NowHome Projects
You need one. Trust us.
Sep 12, 2023
Winter Is Coming (Sorry!) — Here’s What Your Home Needs Before ThenHome Projects
Consider this your pre-cold-weather to-do list.
Aug 31, 2023
9 Things Sneakily Making Your Home Feel Hot in the SummerHome 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
Shopping
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
Living
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”
Living
Hot zones making you sweat? These pros have the answers.
Jun 13, 2023
This Smart AC Unit Is the Only Thing That Gets Me Through the Brutal NYC SummersHome Projects
Sturdy, reliable, and effective — what more could you ask for?
Jun 2, 2023
10 Table Fans That Are *Actually* Stylish
Shopping
You don't need to compromise on form or functionality with these great-looking picks.
Mar 21, 2023
How Did People Survive Before Air Conditioning?Home Projects
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
Heat Pump vs. Furnace: Which Is Best for Your Home?Home Projects
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
Tips for Making a Fan More EffectiveHome Projects
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
Read This Before You Paint Your Old, Peeling RadiatorHome Projects
You might just be wasting your time.
Sep 8, 2022
With a Moss-Covered Panel, July Is Once Again Revolutionizing the AC IndustryHome Projects
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 HeatHome Projects
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-ChangerHome Projects
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 UnitHome Projects
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 WinterHome Projects
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 SpaceHome Projects
Just plug it in and prepare for warm and toasty vibes.
Sep 10, 2021
The Best Dehumidifiers to Buy Right Now for Every BudgetHome Projects
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
Shopping
Stay cool — no matter where you are.
May 21, 2021
The Bottom Line: What It Really Costs to Buy & Install a Water HeaterHome Projects
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 EyesoresHome Projects
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
This New Air Conditioning Unit Is Surprisingly BeautifulHome Projects
Designed by the people behind Away luggage.
May 4, 2020
10 Great Humidifiers We LoveHome Projects
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. We being Unplggd feel that the aesthetics of our appliances matter and have applied the same care to choosing our humidifier picks that we have applied to our radiators roundup.
Apr 13, 2020
How To Heat Up a Cold RoomHome Projects
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 HeatersHome Projects
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 SinusesHome Projects
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 HomeHome Projects
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
How To…Stay Warm at Home without Much HeatHome Projects
Today, in our chilled state, we came across a great list of strategic steps and tips for staying warm at home if there’s little heat (for whatever the reason may be).Today is the first day that we’ve been truly cold in our home office, reminding us that the seasons have very officially shifted. We have on our wool socks, scarf, and almost considered finding some fingerless gloves so we could type more comfortably! We want to know your top way(s) of staying warm indoors.
Sep 9, 2019
Kotatsu: The Heated Small Space DesktopHome Projects
We were chatting with a friend who spent several years in Japan about the Japanese proficiency for maximizing usable space in the home when he mentioned the kotatsu, a low multipurpose table that transforms for warm or cold weather configurations.
May 9, 2019
9 Tricks to Beat the Heat (Without Turning Up the AC)Home Projects
It’s summer and if you’re not getting out of town, chances are you’ll find yourself fighting a battle with the heat between now and the fall. Maybe you’re like us and you don’t have air conditioning, maybe you’re trying not to rack up big bills, or maybe you’re trying to be more environmentally-friendly. Here are some tricks we’ve accumulated through years of grinning and bearing (and sometimes baring) it.
May 9, 2019
How To: Insulate with Bubble WrapHome Projects
We’ve blogged about a bubble wrap “stained glass window” before, but bubble wrap also works as a great insulator when it’s cold. See how to use leftover packaging to decrease your heating bill, after the jump…According to Build it Solar, bubble wrap is often used to insulate greenhouses during the winter — so why not use it at home, too!
May 8, 2019
Zip-A-Way: Removable Window SealantHome Projects
Just the other day we were starting to think about winterizing our home for the season, when we got a great tip from one of our favorite home improvement gurus, Lou Manfredini. Lou suggested that as an alternative to covering drafty windows with plastic, caulk them with a temporary and removable sealant such as Zip-A-Way.
May 8, 2019
The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Tankless Water HeaterHome Projects
If the idea of constantly heating your water in a big tank sitting in your basement sounds mighty inefficient and wasteful to you, then a tankless water heater may be the right option for you. I’ve researched some of the advantages of a tankless water heater system, alongside some of the compromises that come with the compact, more energy efficient option. There are many advantages to going with a tankless water heater.
May 5, 2019
This Weekend: Don’t Let This One Thing Slip Through The CracksHome Projects
I know, I KNOW. I hate to even bring it up. But soon it will be winter, your joints and dry skin will hurt, and you’d rather cozy up in bed instead of fiddle with your drafty windows and doors. Take advantage on this transition period by prepping your home for the cold to come. You’ve totally got this! If You’re a Renter: Even if you’re not responsible for the building itself, you can still amp up your home’s efficiency and reduce your own heating bills this winter.
Apr 30, 2019