Heating & Cooling

9 Ways To Save Energy This Summer

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When people think of energy usage, they usually think of trying to save money during the home heating season.  Your bill can be extremely high […]

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How To Install A Ceiling Fan

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Wind chill is the effect felt by the removal of heat from the skin by the wind. While wind chill is associated with winter, it […]

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Getting To Know Your Gas System

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Think of a gas system as a special, simplified sort of plumbing network. Like its water-carrying cousin, a gas system consists largely of pipes that […]

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Replacing Furnace Filters

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Changing a furnace air filter is a job that is easy and inexpensive to do yourself. The purpose of a filter on a forced-air furnace […]

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Installing A Whole-House Attic Fan

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Two people can install a whole-house attic fan fairly easily. The fan will increase the comfort level throughout your house, satisfy all your cooling needs […]

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Installing A Water Heater

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Sooner or later, all water heaters succumb to rust and corrosion and need replacement. There’s nothing difficult about hooking up a water heater.  You usually […]

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Understanding An Oil Furnace

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Compared to gas and electric furnaces, an oil-fired, forced-air heating plant has more components. It has the same filter and blower unit common to the […]

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Understanding A Hot-Water Boiler

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Hot-water and steam systems use the same boilers, fired by similar burners, and both have pressure relief valves designed to “blow” if pressure in the […]

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Troubleshooting A Thermostat

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Pop the cover from a thermostat and you’ll discover that your heating system’s “brain” has remarkably few components. That’s because it amounts to nothing more […]

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Maintaining And Troubleshooting Piped Heating Systems

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The difference between hot-water and steam might seem merely one of degrees, but that’s not always the case. In many hot-water heating systems, the water […]

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Maintaining Heating Radiators In Your Home

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Steam and water radiation units — old-fashioned upright radiators or newer upright or baseboard convectors, are simply pipes that dissipate heat. Maintenance consists of making […]

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Maintaining Your Chimney

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The main problem with modern, efficient wood-burning stoves and fireplaces is creosote build-up. If the creosote ignites, it can become a roaring inferno, hot enough […]

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How To Install A Programmable Thermostat

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Programmable thermostats adjust the temperature setting just as people do manually, but with greater efficiency. They can be set to turn on the furnace before […]

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Heat Pumps And Other Forms Of Heating

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Installing a complete heating system is a major project and not something a homeowner is likely to do. However, you should be able to maintain […]

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