Home Heating Systems

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Pros and Cons of In-Floor Radiant Heat

They use electric coils or heated water tubes under floors.

Hybrid water heater.
How to Install a Hybrid Water Heater

Installing a hybrid hot water heater may sound difficult, but is it really?

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How to Paint an MDF Radiator Cover

An MDF radiator cover is not particularly appealing when not painted.

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Troubleshooting Oil Boilers

Here's your troubleshooting guide.

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Hydronic Heaters vs Electric Baseboard Heaters

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

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In-Floor Water Radiant Heat Conversion Possibilities

They're pricey to install but cheap to run.

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Effectiveness of Radiant Ceiling Heat

The ceiling above you does more than offer protection.

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What to Know Before Buying a Wireless Thermostat

A wireless thermostat has some limitations that could affect the way it works.

Radiant heat.
How to Repair Radiant Ceiling Heat Problems

Radiant ceiling heat relies on thermal radiation.

A man installing forced air heating.
How to Install Forced Air Heating

Follow these steps to install forced air heating.

A kerosine space heater.
Space Heaters and Carbon Monoxide

Stay warm and safe when a cold snap comes.

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Home Heating Info for Do-It-Yourselfers

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

Man working on a boiler
How to Purge Air from a Hot Water Boiler

Mixing air with water can cause performance issues.

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Troubleshooting Radiant Ceiling Heat Problems

Radiant ceiling heat requires maintenance and care too.

A ceramic heater on a white background.
Ceramic Heater Safety: Advantages of Ceramic Heaters

These heaters are compact and available in many varieties.

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How to Bleed a Baseboard Heater

Bleeding your home's baseboard heater annually is an essential part of keeping the device working.

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How to Install a Central Heating Timer

A central heating timer controls the interval for which a central heating system works.

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Are Ceramic Heaters Safe?

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

A boiler.
Boiler Maintenance Tips

Boiler maintenance is a must to keep it working.

An infrared space heater.
Troubleshooting an Infrared Space Heater

You do not need to be a heating expert.

A heater's temperature knob.
How to Repair an Electric Heater that Won't Turn Off

In many cases maintenance is all that is needed.

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How to Repair an Electric Heater: Fan Doesn't Work

The electric heater fan is responsible for pushing hot air out of the unit.

An electric heater and other systems in a room.
Troubleshooting Electric Heaters Emitting Smoke or Odor

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

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Space Heater Safety: How to Prevent Short Circuiting Your Power Outlet

With oil and gas prices on the rise, it is common to make use of a space heater.

A baseboard heater.
How to Remove a Hot Water Baseboard Heater

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

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How to Install a Hot Water Baseboard Heater

Learning to correctly install a hot water baseboard heater is a technical skill.

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Water Heater Troubleshooting: High Pitched Sound

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

An orange and black indoor gas furnace.
Electric Central Heating vs Gas Central Heating

Considering putting in a new central heating system, check out the pros and cons of electric versus gas.

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Troubleshooting a Zone Valve That Won't Close

Troubleshooting a zone valve that won't close is important to the proper operation of your heating.

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How do Ceramic Heaters Work?

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

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Are Ceramic Heaters Energy Efficient?

Ceramic heaters are a type of electric heater that spread heat through convection.

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Troubleshooting Common Problems with Your Electric Furnace

An electric furnace can be a convenient way to heat a home.

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How to Replace a Natural-Gas Furnace

Hiring a professional to replace or install a natural-gas furnace is expensive.

A radiator on the wall.
How to Operate and Adjust Heat on a Steam Radiator

Before winter hits, ensure your radiator is heating properly.

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Can Electric Hydronic Baseboard Heaters Save You Money?

The short answer of whether electric hydronic baseboard heaters can save you money is yes, they can.

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How to Install a Hot Water Expansion Tank

A hot water expansion tank is a very important part of a water heater.

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Why the Boiler Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

If your boiler pilot light keeps going out and will not stay on, there are things you can check.

A man works on a boiler.
How to Drain a Gas Boiler

Draining a boiler clears accumulated sediment.

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How To Install A Baseboard Heater

Baseboard heaters are popular because they are much simpler than other types of heating.

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How to Replace Your Room Thermostat

Replacing a room thermostat only takes a few minutes. It does not require any electrical skills.