Heating and Cooling

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.


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

As you leave for work on a winter morning, you may wonder whether to turn off your heat, turn it down or let it maintain a cozy temperature. Which will save the most energy and money? The answer might surprise you.

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.

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.

Your radiators aren't working properly, and you'd like to learn how to drain a radiator. In this article you will learn about how to drain a radiator.

If your gas water heater keeps going out or your gas oven won't heat, you may want to learn how to test the thermocouple on the gas valve. Read this article to learn how to test a thermocouple on a gas valve.

You want to install a wood burning stove, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to install a wood burning stove in this article.

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.

You can build a wood-burning stove out of a 55-gallon (208.2-liter) steel barrel plus some odds and ends. Learn how to build a wood-burning stove in this article.

You've purchased some gas logs and are now wondering how to install them. Learn about how to install gas logs in this article.

You just converted your wood fireplace to a gas one, and you don't know how to arrange the logs to get the best results. Learn how to arrange your gas logs from this article.