Heating & Cooling projects
12 Cool Projects to Keep Your House Warm This Winter
Being cold is not cool. Luckily, with our helpful collection of 12 easy projects, you'll have your home ready for winter long before the snow…
12 Things to Check Before You Call an HVAC Tech
Air filter It is instinctual for homeowners to contact an HVAC tech when they notice irregularities in their cooling or heating system. These…
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Choosing a Whole House Fan
Whole house fans will keep you and your home cool at a fraction of the cost of air conditioning. We walk you through the pros and cons and help…
How to Heat a Garage
Keep from going stir crazy in the winter by heating your garage so you can work out there year-round. We'll show you two ways to keep your…
10 Things You Should Know When Using Electric Space Heaters
When the temperature drops, a portable space heater can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for your home. Make sure you're using yours…
Drafty Patio Door? Weatherstripping Stops Drafts Cold
Patio door weather-strip seals slowly degrade and wear, letting in small drafts that are barely noticeable.
Install a Programmable Thermostat for Energy Savings
Few energy saving improvements pay off as fast as a programmable thermostat. We show you how to install one quickly and easily.
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
Condensate Pump Installation and Repair
In the summer, central air conditioning units remove moisture from the air. And in the winter, condensing gas furnaces generate an enormous…
Round Ductwork Installation Tips
Round metal ductwork is versatile, long-lasting and easy to work with. Learn the best methods for cutting and installing it from a master tin…
Installing Electric Heaters
An electric heater can be a good option for warming up a cold room. We'll show strategies for adding an in-wall electric heater wherever…