Month: January 2020

If you’re in the market for home heating, you have two main choices: a heat pump or a furnace. At one time, this was a fairly simple decision based on climate. If you lived in a region with mild weather, a heat pump was a better choice, while those living in colder areas needed a
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Collect this idea Your return grills, or the covers on your vents, could be to blame for your A/C issues. Image: Mile Atanasov/Shutterstock Goodman Heating and Cooling Since 1982, Goodman Heating and Cooling has produced quality, American-built home comfort technology, selling reliable air conditioners, heat pumps, and gas furnaces. In 2012, the Daikin Group purchased
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Collect this idea Ductless air conditioning units are a great alternative to installing new ductwork in older homes, which can cost upwards of $5,000 for larger homes. While ductless AC units are more costly compared to central cooling systems, they are an effective way of saving on home’s energy costs, as they can be installed
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Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday. Check out our submission instructions at the bottom of the page. Today
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Whether you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen or searching for a new home and weighing your options, the kitchen setup is extremely important. And if you cook a lot, the layout of this room really matters. Quite a few homes have galley kitchens — and the owners either love them or want to take a
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Behr Paint released their 2020 Color Trends Palettes and they’re significant. According to the company, it’s a new decade, calling for fresh and exciting new paint hues. The 3 collections of 15 colors offer enough variety to work with all design styles from modern to traditional. Unlike other paint color companies, the palettes were created
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Collect this idea Image: Jo Ann Snover/Shutterstock Based in York, Pennsylvania, York International Corporation is an HVAC company founded in 1874. The corporation initially manufactured ice cream machines before switching its focus to air conditioners. York offers a variety of HVAC products that emphasize comfort, safety, and reliability. To help you navigate the array of
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Collect this idea Image: C5Media/Getty Images If a new furnace is in your future, you’re likely wondering what makes the best furnaces stand out from the competition. When considering how to reduce your energy costs and increase your home’s energy efficiency, selecting the best furnace can be challenging. In this guide, we’re going to look
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Collect this idea GSPhotography / Shuttershock For years, homeowners bought air conditioners and furnaces separately to cool and heat their homes. Today, heat pumps are gaining popularity because they can independently heat and cool a space. Heat pumps are also energy-efficient, offering significant savings on heating and cooling costs. However, the many heat pump models
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When it comes to heating and cooling your home, central air conditioners and furnaces aren’t the only two options. Ductless heating and cooling systems, also referred to as mini-split systems, offer superior performance with a smaller footprint. These HVAC systems come with a wall-mounted indoor unit and an outdoor unit consisting of a compressor. Mini-splits
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You’re cooking, washing clothes or just turning on the blender. All of a sudden, the power goes out in some area of your home. Something is tripping one of your circuit breakers. But what could be causing this? Should you treat it as a minor inconvenience, or should you be concerned that you might eventually
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When searching for a new home, buyers often look for houses or land in the best neighborhoods — or, at least, the best neighborhoods that they can afford. And that’s certainly understandable. However, homeowners may be missing out on several advantages by not considering less prestigious or less desirable neighborhoods. Below are six reasons to
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We all love “shiny and new” — and newly-built single-family homes are downright irresistible.  And when the existing home inventory is limited, and consumers have confidence in the market, a significant number of homeowners will consider a newly-built residence. However, it’s not a slam-dunk decision. There are benefits and disadvantages to purchasing a new build.
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You don’t need to be Martha Stewart to put together a fabulous Christmas table. A little creativity, some supplies and inspiration from these amazing Christmas table setting ideas should make your holiday modern, merry and bright. 1. Use fruit to deck out the Christmas table setting Pomegranates, pears, apples, lemons or grapes can all be
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Collect this idea We polled our Freshome team to come up with a list of must-haves for a dream dining room. Image: Urbanology Designs The dining room is such an interesting part of the home. It’s gone through a number of transformations over the years. It first served as a mark of wealth, setting apart families
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We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Rattan isn’t just for outdoor furniture anymore. You might associate this material with your grandma’s house, but rattan furniture is having a moment. And we’re here for it. It’s
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Transitional is the most popular kitchen design in the National Kitchen + Bath Association’s 2019 kitchen design trends. In fact, 65% of kitchens designed in the past year were transitional, more than double the kitchens that were traditional, contemporary or farmhouse, according to Tricia Zach, Market Research Analyst at the NKBA. Why are transitional kitchens
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Collect this idea Many of our home activities — cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking, socializing — take place in the kitchen. Which is why a beautiful and functional kitchen is so important. Regardless of your kitchen design style, organization and layout are key components. Take a look at these 10 renovation mistakes you should avoid and
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