Heating & Cooling projects
These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Warm All Winter Long
With drafty doors, windows, and poorly insulated rooms, the cold can be inevitable. So what’s a homeowner to do?
DIY Dictionary: Trunk Line
What’s a trunk line? The word trunk often conjures up images of big things carrying lots of stuff: Car trunks crammed with suitcases,…
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Installing a Garage Air Conditioner
If you start the installation in the morning, you’ll be enjoying cold air by mid-afternoon. A ceiling fan helps circulate the air and…
10 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat
Today's smart thermostats aren't just control panels for your heating and air conditioning. These thermostats are equipped with Wi-Fi, sensors,…
Thermostat Not Working?
Does your house have to get really cold before the furnace kicks in, even though your thermostat is set to 68 degrees? You might need a new…
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…
How to Install a Gas Fireplace
Enjoy the comfort and ambiance of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s night. Here we’ll show you how to install a gas fireplace.…
Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it
Many gas fireplaces use a blower to drive warm air out into the room. They also have a fan speed adjustment switch so you can strike a balance…
Should You Get a Wi-Fi Thermostat?
A Wi-Fi thermostat connects to your home’s wireless Internet service and lets you remotely check and change the temperature in your home…