Home Heating Systems

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A solar water heater on a roof.
What is Passive Solar Heating?

Harness the sun to heat your home and water.

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Make Your Home Heating Futureproof

Install efficient systems, and care for the ones you have.

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10 Ways to Heat Your Home Affordably This Winter

Cozy up to energy savings with a plan for efficient warmth.

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Advice about Underground Gas Lines

Many places allow you to run them, but safety is critical.

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Home Heating Options

Warm up your icebox of a house with one of these.

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How to Repair a Leaking Steam Radiator Vent

It's the opening from which the radiator projects heat.

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How Do Radiant Ceiling Panels Work?

Radiant ceiling panels are a type of heating system.

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Weathering the High Cost of Heating Your Home

Recent news reports about rising oil prices may have you shivering, even though fall just arrived.

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Stay Warm and Safe This Winter with Space Heaters

They're convenient, but they can be dangerous if used wrong.

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Space Heater Safety

Space heaters are a great way to warm up a cold room or provide some supplemental heat to your house.

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Heating and Cooling Your Home

There are many ways to tackle the costs of temp control.

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How to Fix Common Central Heating Problems

A central heating unit is a very valuable appliance.

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How to Fix a Broken Natural Gas Boiler

Natural gas boilers work for a long time with limited maintenance.

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Underfloor Heating Systems

Feel the floor heat under your feet.

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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.

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Green Home Heating Options

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

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

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

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How to Assess Your Furnace for Replacement

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

Part of a furnace heats up a home.
Signs Your Furnace Is Getting Too Old

When our furnaces get older, they begin to show us signs that we can't ignore.

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Keep Your Holidays Guests Warm: Home and Furnace Maintenance

Ensure your home is warm and inviting before guests arrive.

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Heating Ducts To Clean or not to Clean?

If you're a home owner, you've probably been solicited to have your ductwork cleaned.

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Furnace, Boiler, Heat Pump—Which is Best?

The best heating system depends on your local temperatures.

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How to Bleed Central Heating Radiators

Bleeding central heating radiators needs to be done occasionally, for them to work correctly.

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6 Things to Check When the Furnace Burner Won't Stay On

It's getting hot in here, until the heat stops cranking.

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Underfloor Heating: Hot Water vs Electric

The two options come with different price tags and results.

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Water Heater Troubleshooting - Leaking Tank

Typically the leak is coming from one of a few common areas.

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Underfloor Heating Insulation

Underfloor heating systems heat homes affordably.

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Pick a Heat Register that Functions Well while Looking Good

It's more than an accessory to your heating system.

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How to Save on Heating Costs With Insulation

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

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Gas to Electric Heating

Gas to electric heating is a switch that comes with several advantages.

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Maintain the Radiators on Your Home Heating System

4 steps to ensuring a warm, and efficient, winter.

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How to Change Valves on Hot Water Radiators

Making sure your valves function is a safety precaution.

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How to Repair a Broken Furnace Shut Off Valve

A broken furnace shut off valve is a serious problem.

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How to Repair Steam Heating Boiler Problems

A steam heating boiler is something that you may have to repair from time to time.

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Radiant Floor Heating vs Baseboard Heating

Installing a heating system into your home can be a difficult decision.

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Troubleshooting a Baseboard Heater That is Overheating

A baseboard heater is positioned along the base of exterior walls and helps in warming the room.

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Hydronic Heating vs Forced Air Heat

Choose the home heating system that fits your needs.

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Planning a Hydronic Heating System for Your Home

The hydronic heating system uses hot water for heat.

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Bleeding Central Heating Systems Explained

Identify where the air is trapped and let it out.

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What Is the Best Combi Boiler?

Deciding whether a combination boiler is right for you requires considering many aspects.

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Radiant Heat Flooring Options

Its efficiency makes this approach increasingly popular.

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How to Install a Radiant Heating System in a Raised Access Floor

A radiant heating system is a type of underfloor heating system.