Fans & Home Cooling

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8 Common HVAC Repairs

Most cooling problems come down to one of these issues.

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What is Adiabatic Cooling?

It cools air by using pressure to remove moisture.

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A Guide to Evaporative Coolers

Also known as swamp coolers, they cool air with water vapor.

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How to Install a Geothermal Cooling System

It's a cheaper, more sustainable alternative to central air.

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Ceiling Fan Installation

Update your ceiling fan in 8 steps.

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Cooling System Myths Busted

Don't make these classic energy-eating mistakes.

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10 Easy Ways to Use Your Cooling System Less

Cut down on your AC and pay lower bills this summer.

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8 Ways To Cool Your Home Without AC

Energy intensive systems are far from your only option.

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How to Size Your Ceiling Fan

One size does not fit all.

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Green Tips for Cooling Your House

Cool your home without turning on the AC.

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Fans

Among the most varied and versatile inventions, fans come in many shapes and sizes.

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Wall Mounted Fans

Wall mounted fans come in 2 distinct styles.

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How to Install an Electronic Air Cleaner

For free standing models, it's just about picking a spot.

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The Cryogenic Applications of Evaporative Air Conditioning

Evaporative air conditioning is a unique version of AC.

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5 Types of House Humidifier

Select your features carefully.

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How to Wire an Electronic Air Cleaner

Let your furnace do more than pump out heat.

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How Does a Geothermal Cooling System Work?

Geothermal cooling offers an earth-friendly, sustainable solution to freon-based air conditioning.

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How to Fix a Ceiling Extractor Fan

It can significantly help kitchen and bathroom ventilation.

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Switching From Air Conditioning To A Whole House Fan

Keep the power bill costs down and the cool airflow up.

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How to Build a Geothermal Cooling System

There's a simple and inexpensive option.

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How to Install an Extractor Fan Timer

Make your extraction automatic with a timer.

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How To Care For A Desk Fan

A desk fan is a great thing to have to keep your personal space cooled off during the warm season.

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How Does a Portable Swamp Cooler Work?

A portable swamp cooler is a good alternative to a fan.

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Cooling Your Home Naturally

Keeping cool indoors when it is hot outdoors is a problem.

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Installing Gable Attic Fans

Electric gable attic fans increase fresh airflow.

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3 Things to Check When an Evaporative Air Conditioner Won't Turn on High

An evaporative air cooler is a popular alternative to air conditioning units for use in cooling.

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How to Replace a Swamp Cooler Pump

A swamp cooler pump is one of those parts you're likely need to replace at some point.

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Cleaning a Swamp Cooler Filter

A swamp cooler is a useful household cooling device especially if you live in a hot climate area.

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Pros and Cons of Portable Swamp Cooler

A portable swamp cooler is more sophisticated than an air conditioner.

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How to Make an Evaporative Cooler Stand

Making an evaporative cooler stand is not as tricky as many people may think.

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How Long Will a Swamp Cooler Air Conditioner Last?

A swamp cooler air-conditioner will last several years if you maintain it properly.

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Swamp Cooler Repair Basics

If you own an evaporative cooler, then you may need to indulge in some swamp cooler repair.

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How to Replace a Swamp Cooler Motor

You may find that eventually you will have to replace your swamp cooler motor.

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How to Replace Swamp Cooler Filters

Clean swamp cooler filters will help this type of evaporative cooler perform much more efficiently.

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Installing an Attic Fan Thermostat Switch

If you're going to have an attic fan installed, you'll need a thermostat switch fitted to it.

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How to Install a Thermostat to an Extractor Fan

Extractor fans are normally found in kitchens and bathrooms.

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Millivolt Thermostat Systems

The usage of millivolt thermostat systems is very rare. These systems run on very low voltage.

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Determining the Best Room Thermostat Height and Location

If you are remodeling a room, you will have to decide where to place the room thermostat.

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How to Choose the Size of Your Extractor Fan

An extractor fan is a really useful type of fan to fit in a bathroom or kitchen.

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How to Clean an Extractor Fan Vent/Duct

An extractor fan can quickly become clogged with the grease and grime from your kitchen.

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How to Fit a Wall Extractor Fan

A wall extractor fan is useful for removing the steam and smells of cooking from your kitchen.

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Clean Your Desk Fan in Three Easy Steps

Cleaning your desk fan every once and awhile ensures that it will continue to run smoothly.

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Install an Exhaust Fan in a Drop Ceiling

If your home has a drop ceiling and needs an exhaust fan, you can install it yourself. T