Home Heating Systems

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Ultimate Guide to Cheap Home Heating

You don't have to break the bank to stay warm and cozy.

The Cheapest Home Warming Options For Winter

Try these tips and tricks to keep cozy in the cold.

Pros & Cons of Pellet Stoves

They're easy to use, though wood stoves burn a bit cheaper.

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!

3 Central Heating Thermostat Wiring Tips

Make sure to take safety measures.

Pros and Cons of Radiant Basement Floor Heating

There are three types of radiant floor heating systems.

3 Problems Related to a TPR Relief Valve Leaking

Without pressure release, heating tanks can explode.

How to Repair Baseboard Radiant Heat

Keep the heat on in your abode.

Types of Water in Radiant Heat Systems

Water radiant heat is becoming popular.

Baseboard Heater Choices

Which option is best for you?

How to Bleed a Radiator

Your radiator will not do its job if water can't circulate through the pipes.

Retrofits for Passive Heating

Upgrade your home to keep more heat from the sun.

Boiler Flue Cleaning

Create a clean exit for combustible gases.

How to Test an Electric Water Heater's Heating Elements

Electric water heaters have two heating elements.

Fixing a Boiler Expansion Tank with Excess Water

It won't work right if it's over filled.

Electric Radiant Floor Heating vs Hydronic Radiant Heating

They both have strengths and weaknesses.

Troubleshooting Radiant Ceiling Heat Problems

Radiant ceiling heat requires maintenance and care too.

Radiant Floor Heating System vs Forced Air System

Which one is right for you?

How to Pour Concrete Floor Radiant Heat

Cover the radiant heating properly to insure insulation.

What to Know When Buying a Thermostat

What is the best kind of thermostat and why?

What a HVAC System Does

It heats, cools, and moves the air in your home.

Hydronic Pump Sizing

Hydronic pump heating uses water to transfer heat.

How to Install a Programmable Thermostat for Electric Baseboard Heat

Improve heating efficiency with a programmable thermostat.

How Efficient Are Electric Hydronic Baseboard Heaters?

Electronic hydronic baseboard heaters are unobtrusive.

Childproofing an Electric Baseboard Heater

Keep your children are safe from baseboard heater burns.

Bleeding Central Heating Systems Explained

Identify where the air is trapped and let it out.

Troubleshooting a Hydronic Heating System

Hydronic heating systems are energy efficient.

Weathering the High Cost of Heating Your Home

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

Steam Boilers

Steam boilers are water-containing vessels that heat water to create steam that is emitted from the boilers

Maintain the Radiators on Your Home Heating System

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

How to Maintain Your Hot-Water Heating System

Regardless of what type of heating system you own, you should always have it inspected and cleaned by a qualified and licensed contractor on a yearly basis. This will ensure that your unit continues running for years to come and operates with as few problems as possible. Especially important in the case

Getting the Most Out of Your HVAC System

The average U.S. household spends about $1,300 each year on utility bills. While there are a number of

Gas to Electric Heating

Gas to electric heating is a switch that comes with several advantages. When switching a home from gas

Furnace Payback Period

Choosing a furnace is an extremely important -- not to mention expensive -- decision. Given the high

Furnace, Boiler, Heat Pump -- Which is Best?

If you are in the market to buy a new furnace, boiler, or heat pump, you need to know the differences

Electric Boilers

Electric boilers have been around for a very long time, and are still used in industrial, commercial

Choosing a HVAC System Contractor

For most homeowners, the spring cleaning "to do" list should include making sure the home stays cool

How to Bleed a Baseboard Radiator

If you own a baseboard radiator, it means that you have to take on the responsibility of occasionally

Heating a Basement: Ceramic Heater vs Baseboard Heater

We all know that heating a basement is absolutely key, especially in the winter. Adequate heating doesn’t

Controlling Steam Radiator Distribution

The most common heating system in most apartments is the steam radiator. The good news is, steam radiators

Diagnosing Hissing Sounds from Steam Radiators

It’s a noise that’s familiar to almost everyone: the hissing, wheezing and burbling of the