Heating & Cooling
How to Fix Nest Thermostat No Power to RC Wire Detected Problem
If you have a Nest thermostat and are getting a warning that there is no power to RC wire detected, here is what may be causing it.
How to Replace the Solenoid on Your Whole House Humidifier
No water flowing to your whole house humidifier? Good chance it is the water supply solenoid. If yours isn't working, it is a simple DIY project that even a novice can tackle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 heatwave? What if your home loses power for more than a day? Here are strategies to help keep you warm in winter and cool in summer during emergencies.
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?
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.
Why Air Conditioning Repair Costs Are Getting so Expensive
This article discusses the rising costs of air conditioning repair, and explains why is R-22 is being phased out.
How to Choose Which Type of Home Air Filter to Use
This article offers furnace filter comparisons, air quality tips, and tells you how often to replace your filter and more. Understanding your options will help you choose the best one for you.
How to Clean Air Ventilation Ducts Yourself: DIY Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.