Heating & Cooling projects
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 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.
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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.
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…
Drafty Patio Door? Weatherstripping Stops Drafts Cold
Patio door weather-strip seals slowly degrade and wear, letting in small drafts that are barely noticeable.
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…
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 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…
Save Energy by Closing Heat Registers
It seems like a waste to heat unused rooms, but closing heat registers may actually increase heating costs, especially with newer systems.
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.
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…