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Heating and Cooling Upgrades & How-To Guides

Keeping your home a comfortable temperature is easy with a wide variety of heating and cooling options at The Home Depot. Ceiling fans serve double-duty in both warm and cool temperatures – fans running a clockwise direction will force cool air downward into the room, and fans running counter-clockwise will spread the heated air around your home.

To cool individual rooms, consider installing window a/c units and utilizing portable or space heaters. Weatherproofing your windows will also help maintain your home’s desired temperatures and save energy, as weatherproofing will prevent the air conditioned or heated air inside from leaking outside through the cracks.

Evaporative coolers, also knows as swamp coolers, are well suited for climates where the air is hot and humidity is low. They cool by pulling in fresh, outside air through moist pads, where it is cooled by evaporation and circulated through the house by a large blower.

Maintain lower energy costs by mounting an attic roof fan or gable fan. These fans will prevent hot air from remaining trapped in your attic during the summer. Installing radiant heat in your floor can also help reduce energy, as well as keep heat from going to waste in the winter.

Air purifiers will help keep the air your family breathes clean and safe by filtering dust, allergens, and harmful bacteria and mold spores. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers will aid in keeping the desired amount of moisture in your home’s air.