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Heating and cooling ultimately determines the comfort of a home. Learn how to troubleshoot heating and cooling and how to fix and maintain HVAC systems.

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What can I do to my roof to save on energy costs?

It may seem like one of the more boring aspects of home maintenance, but putting a good roof on your home can save you loads of money down the road. What's the best way to save on energy costs?


Should you turn your heat down when you're not home?

 Should you turn your heat down when you're not home?

Should you turn your heat down when you're not home or leave it be? Which will save the most energy and money? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Top 7 Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Garage

 Top 7 Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Garage

Your garage is probably the most inefficient room of your house, but it doesn't have to be that way! Learn more about the top 7 ways to improve the energy efficiency of your garage. See more »

 How to Test Air Quality in The Home

You suspect that you may be allergic to something in the air in your house and you want to test the air quality. You can learn from this article how to test the air quality in your home. See more »

 How to Drain a Radiator

Do you know how to drain a radiator? Find out how to drain a radiator in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Test a Thermocouple on a Gas Valve

Do you know how to test a thermocouple on a gas valve? Find out how to test a thermocouple on a gas valve in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Install a Wood Burning Stove

Do you know how to install a wood burning stove? Find out how to install a wood burning stove in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Can you use heat pumps in cold climates?

Heat pumps work by transferring heat from the air or ground into your house. Learn whether you can use heat pumps cold climates in this article. See more »

 How to Build a Wood-Burning Stove

Do you know how to build a wood-burning stove? Find out how to build a wood-burning stove in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Oil Furnace Repair Quiz

 The Ultimate Oil Furnace Repair Quiz

How to repair an oil furnace is essential information for some homeowners. Take this quiz to find out what you know about how to repair your oil furnace. See more »

The Ultimate Off-Peak Cooling Systems Quiz

 The Ultimate Off-Peak Cooling Systems Quiz

Off-peak cooling systems are helping companies save money on air conditioning costs. Take this quiz to see if an off-peak cooling system is for your home. See more »