Heating & Cooling projects
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.
3 Types of Electric Heated Floors
Floor Coverings & Electric Heated Floors Ceramic and stone tile are the most common type of heated floor. Heat doesn’t harm them and they…
Do it right. Do it yourself.
The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.
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…
5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump
We list geothermal energy pros and cons to help you decide whether this system is best for your home.
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…
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…
Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?
Don't assume that you need heating and cooling ducts cleaned unless you actually have excessive dust and debris or mold in them. Unless…
16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room
Warm up a room without using a plug-in electric heater. Consider built-in radiant floor or ceiling heating, duct booster fans, toe-kick heaters,…
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.…
Do Your Own Furnace Maintenance This Winter
Here are 8 things to check before you call a pro to repair your furnace, plus some tips for warming up a cool room this winter.
How to Save on Heating Costs in an Apartment
Is your apartment uncomfortably cold in the winter? Here’s how to warm it up without increasing your energy bill.