Heating & Cooling projects
Home Air Cooling Tips
Window air conditioners or central air aren't the only way to cool down a hot house. Check out these alternative solutions for making your house…
Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets
The small air gaps around electrical boxes on exterior walls and ceilings leak more air than you might imagine. In fact, a mere 1/8-in. gap…
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Drafty Patio Door? Weatherstripping Stops Drafts Cold
Patio door weather-strip seals slowly degrade and wear, letting in small drafts that are barely noticeable.
Efficient Heating: Duel-Fuel Heat Pump
In cold climates, dual-fuel heat pumps (different from heat pumps used in the South) replace your air conditioner and save you money for both…
Heat Reducing Window Film
Install special window films to reduce heat gain from sunlight or reduce heat loss in cold weather. It's a quick and easy task.
How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works
If you want to add an addition but your furnace can't handle the additional load, think about installing hydronic radiant floor heating. This…
How to Install a Duct Booster Fan
Bring more heat to a cold room or more cool air to a hot room by installing a duct booster fan. Installation is simple, even if you have to…
5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your Yard
Don't sweat that boxy A/C unit. Here’s how to put it out of sight and out of mind
How to Save Energy and Cut Cooling Costs
Keep cool and save money on air conditioning too. Here are the ten best ways to cut costs and improve your AC system.
Electric vs. Hydronic Radiant Heat Systems
Choose the best infloor heating system. We cover the pros and cons of electric systems and hot water (hydronic) systems for comfort and space…
5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump
We list the pros and cons of geothermal heating systems and help you decide whether this system is best for your home.