Home Heating Systems

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How to Winterize Your Central Heating and Water Systems

Stay ahead of the game with these checks that will keep your home warm this winter.

12 In-a-Pinch Heating Hacks

From using area rugs to reversing the fan, here's some tips for keeping warm without the heater!

5 Common Problems With Heating Systems (And How to Fix Them)

From cold air to a burning smell, we troubleshoot a few common heating problems here.

How to Slash Your Heating Costs

Don’t end up bogged down by your heating bill this winter.

How to Choose a Heating System

Here are 7 options for keeping your home cozy and warm in the cool months.

Home Heating Info for Do-It-Yourselfers

Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home.

How to Install a Wireless Thermostat

A wireless thermostat will allow you to control your thermostat remotely.

What Is the Best Combi Boiler?

Deciding whether a combi, or combination, boiler is right for you requires considering many aspects of the design.

The Outdoor Wood Furnace: New Thoughts on Keeping Warm

An outdoor wood furnace is relatively easy to build, reduces your heating costs, and eliminates reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels.

How to Remove a Hot Water Baseboard Heater

A hot water baseboard heater is an inefficient way to heat your home.

Why the Boiler Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

If you find that your boiler pilot light keeps going out and will not stay on, there are several things you can check when troubleshooting the problem.

Water Heater Troubleshooting- High Pitched Sound

Pressure or build up are two options for the high-pitched sound coming from the water heater.

How to Drain a Gas Boiler

Draining a boiler clears accumulated sediment.

How to Repair an Electric Heater that Won't Turn Off

In many cases maintenance is all that is needed.

Hydronic Heaters vs Electric Baseboard Heaters

Electric and hydronic heaters both provide heat to a space, but they are engineered differently, offering different pros and cons.

How to Operate and Adjust Heat on a Steam Radiator

Before winter hits, ensure your radiator is heating properly.

Troubleshooting an Electric Wall Heater

In areas where cold weather is experienced, the installation of an electric wall heater is a good option, but you'll want to know how to keep it working at prime capacity.

Troubleshooting Electric Heaters Emitting Smoke or Odor

There are a number of things that can cause electric heaters to smoke or emit strange odors.

How do Ceramic Heaters Work?

Fans and thermostats inside the ceramic heater prevent it from overheating.

10 Hacks to Save on Heating Costs

There are things you can do to reduce your monthly bill without breaking the bank

Troubleshooting a Circulator Pump

A heating circulator pump is used to remove hot water from the boiler.

Solar Heating Tips for Do-It-Yourselfers

Using the sun to heat your home and water through passive solar design can be both environmentally friendly and cost effective.

Uneven Heating and Cooling Troubleshooting for Two-Story Homes

Regulate your home's temperature better with these tips.

Programmable and Automatic Thermostats

What you need to know about programmable and automatic thermostats.

Keep Your Holidays Guests Warm: Home and Furnace Maintenance

The weather outside may be frightful, but your gets will be warm with these home and furnace tips.

Green Home Heating Options

From solar power to heat pumps and wood-burning stoves, there's a green heating option that will work for your home.

How to Heat Your Home (Without Turning the Heater On)

Try these 7 ways to heat your home before racking up your utility bill.

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Heating Bill

It doesn't take a lot of work to see a big difference in your heating costs.

How to Safely Relight a Gas-Boiler Pilot Light

Do you have an older gas-boiler pilot light that's gone out? If so, follow these steps to safely and easily relight it.

How to Replace a Natural-Gas Furnace

Hiring a professional to replace or install a natural-gas furnace is expensive. Do it yourself, instead, with this article.

How to Install a Digital Programmable Thermostat

Update your HVAC, lower your bills, and increase your energy efficiency in five steps.

How to Save on Heating Costs With Insulation

With the proper general knowledge and steps, installing insulation to save on heating costs is simple.

Different Types Of Thermostats Explained

A thermostat doesn't just control the temperature; it indicates a working HVAC system. Make sure you know what type is in your home.

Central Heating System Blows Cold Air: What to Do?

If your central heating system is blowing out cold air, you'll have to follow these steps to repair it.

Build Your Own Solar Furnace

Try a green, alternative solution for warmth. Capture the heat of the sun with simple (and free) materials.

Are Ceramic Heaters Safe?

Ceramic heaters are energy-efficient and heat spaces quickly and thoroughly, but are they safe?

Electric Central Heating vs Gas Central Heating

If you're considering putting in a new central heating system, check out the pros and cons of electric versus gas.

How to Assess Your Furnace for Replacement

Early spring is the perfect time to assess your furnace's operation.

9 Pros and Cons of Using Hot Water Baseboard Heaters

Consider the benefits and drawbacks of installing a hot water baseboard heater before you commit.

5 Tips for Selecting a Basement Heater

There are a variety of heating choices for your basement, but which one is best depends on you.

How to Troubleshoot Problems with Your Digital Thermostat

A malfunctioning digital thermostat can mess with your heating and cooling system, so it’s important to diagnose and fix problems right away.

How to Replace Your Thermostat

Replace your old, inefficient thermostat and upgrade your HVAC in seven steps.

How Do Hot Water Baseboard Heaters Work?

Consider baseboard hot water heaters if you have a boiler room but no ducts in your building.

Ceramic Heaters vs. Infrared Heaters

Which electric heater is the best for your space?