Home Heating Systems

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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.

How to Choose a Heating System

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

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.

Ceramic Heaters vs. Infrared Heaters

Which electric heater is the best for your space?

4 Common Electric Baseboard Heater Problems

Complicated repairs for a baseboard heater should always be done by a pro, but learn how to solve these simple problems yourself.

How to Install a Hybrid Water Heater

Installing a hybrid hot water heater may sound difficult, but is it really? The answer is just ten steps away!

8 Basement Heating Options to Consider

Basements are often naturally cool, but what if you need yours to be warm? Here are several heating options you can choose from.

Space Heaters and Carbon Monoxide

Stay warm and safe when a cold snap comes.

Could a Ductless Heating System Work for Your Home?

Energy bill rising while temperatures are dropping? There's a way to fix that! We share the pros and cons of this heating option.

Home Heating Options

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

Signs Your Furnace Is Getting Too Old

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

How to Select a Home Heating System

Choosing a home heating system is an important decision. Here's how to make it.

Check Off Your Fall Home Checklist

Take these 5 steps in the fall to get ready for winter.

The Efficiency of Ancient Passive Heating and Cooling Techniques

Green solutions to one of our most basic needs.

Heat Saver: Preventative HVAC Care Tips

5 simple steps to keep you warm when it's cold.

Maintain the Radiators on Your Home Heating System

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

Upgrade Your HVAC System to Lower Utility Bills

What to do if your heating and cooling bills are higher than they should be.

Heating Vents: Size and Room Placement

Heating vents can come in very handy when you want to maintain the temperature of your home without having

Pick a Heat Register that Functions Well while Looking Good

A heat register is put in place to cover the hole where the ductwork for the heat comes out. Registers