Heating & Cooling

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Weatherproofing an Old House on a Shoestring

If you are living in a leaky old house, closing up the spaces that let in the wind and cold can make a big difference in how warm you are this winter.

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Furnace Smells: How to Reduce or Eliminate Odors in Your Air Ducts

Smells originating from our furnace and duct work are not only unpleasant but can present health concerns as well. Learn more about what causes them and how to get rid of these unwelcome odors.

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HVAC Gadgets & Universal Parts: Tools for Furnace Repair Pros

Stocking up on these HVAC tools and gadgets can make working on a furnace this winter much easier and efficient in many cases.

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A Homeowner's Guide to Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance

A step-by-step guide to help a DIY homeowner perform basic preventive maintenance on their air conditioning system.

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How to Bubble Wrap Windows for Winter Warmth

Keep the cold out and the heat in by using the easiest method ever to cover windows before winter.

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How to Repair Torn or Damaged Air Conditioning Duct

A step-by-step repair guide for a homeowner with torn or damaged air conditioning duct.

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Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

Technicians troubleshoot malfunctioning electric baseboard heaters before replacing anything. Troubleshooting isolates the exact fault and helps determine which part has failed.

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How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

Make your radiator look brand new by thoroughly cleaning and painting your steam radiator heater. It is a perfect DIY job that will improve your environment and the look of your home while saving you money along the way.

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How to Install an Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier and More

Learn about the benefits of humidifiers and tips on maintenance and humidity control settings. Also easy to follow step-by-step installation instructions with pictures and a list of required supplies.

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Low-Cost DIY: Zoned Central Heating System With Wireless Actuator Valves

How to fit your own low cost zoned central heating system using wireless radiator valves—plus upgrade to control it all from an app!

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Emergency Strategy to Keep Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer Without Electricity

How do you keep warm in the winter without electricity? Can you keep cool without AC during a summer heat wave? What if your home loses power for more than a day? Here’s a strategy to help keep you warm in winter and cool in summer during emergencies.

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Using a Solar Water Heater to Get Efficient Heat for Your Home

Would you like to get your hot water from the sun through solar technology? Systems are available for residential homes all over the world. Could one be right for you?

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How to Keep Your Home Warm Without a Heater

How do we keep our homes warm during the cold winter months? Heating a house which is not fully insulated can mean loss of heat and energy. There are a number of ways to keep warm indoors. Some are inexpensive and quite simple.

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How to Cool an Apartment Without Air Conditioning

Staying cool during the summer in an apartment is especially challenging if you don't have air conditioning. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to reduce the temperature in your apartment.

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Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings & Rooms

Heating and cooling a room with vaulted or high ceilings as well as how to better cool and heat the second floor of our homes are very commonly asked questions about HVAC systems. Here are your options and a few tips to help you accomplish a more comfortable environment efficiently.

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Why Air Conditioning Repair Costs Are Getting So Expensive

Air conditioning repairs are never cheap, but why do they seem higher now than ever? This may help you decide if it's better now to replace an old unit than to repair it.

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How to Choose Which Type of Home Air Filter to Use

Furnace filter comparisons, air quality tips, how often to replace your filter and more. Understanding your options will help you choose the best one for you.

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How to Cross Ventilate Your Home

Cross ventilation can clean your home's air, save you money and is easy to create without spending money. Start breathing cleaner air and saving money today.

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How to Clean Air Ventilation Ducts Yourself

Cleaner duct work equals cleaner air and less dusting. Learn how you can improve the quality of the air in your home for free without specialized tools.

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HVAC: The Parts of a Residential Heating and Cooling System

This information is to help understand the basic components of an HVAC system and their functions.

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How to Choose Between Blue Flame or Plaque Heaters

What you need to know before you buy a wall-mount heater. Great advice that will steer you in the right direction.

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How to Seal an Unused Fireplace and Save Money on Heating Bills

If you have one or more masonry fireplaces in your home, you can save big money on your heating bills by sealing them off when not in use.

A Comparison: Hot Air Heating vs. Radiators

How does a regular furnace compare with a radiator? What are the pros and cons of each?

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Set Your Thermostat Right to Save Money and Energy

Are you looking for the perfect thermostat temperature so that you're not wasting electricity—and money? Cut your electric bill, help the planet, and find the right thermostat setting for winter, summer, and everything in-between.