Heating & Cooling Budget Ideas

From ideas to tips, discover the best ways to spend less when working on your heating & cooling.

S22 E18: Ross Trethewey discusses switching to whole-house heat pumps with Kevin O'Connor

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What to Know Before Switching to Whole House Heat Pumps

Home technology expert Ross Trethewey teaches host Kevin O’Connor about heat pumps and how they aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution.

Recommended Thermostat Settings for Every Appliance in Your Home

If you’re concerned about balancing energy consumption and comfort or convenience, this guide will help you choose the best thermostat settings for every device in your home.

How to Save Money on Heating Bills

Watch as This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and home technology expert Ross Trethewey teach some cost-effective ways to save money on heating this winter.

How Much Does HVAC Installation Cost?

In this guide, we break down the cost of installing a new heating or cooling system and explain the different types of HVAC installations.

How Much Does an Air Conditioner Cost?

In this guide, we provide details on air conditioner costs, types of units, repairs, and an explanation of what goes into AC system pricing.

How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost?

Buying and installing a heat pump for your house has many benefits. Keep reading to learn more about how each type works, what it costs, and what to look for in your purchase.

Does Saving Energy Mean Saving Money?

While reducing energy use is always a good thing, not every energy-conserving strategy is guaranteed to reduce your overall costs. We take a look at some common misconceptions.

A Guide to the Best Water Heater Warranty

When your water heater breaks down from normal wear and tear, your daily routine may be impacted significantly, as this system is responsible for heating the water you use when showering, doing laundry, and washing dishes. Keep reading this review to find the best water heater warranty for your home.

How Do Smart Thermostats Work?

Learn about features, installation, and the difference between traditional and smart thermostats.

How to Maximize Comfort with a Thermostat

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and home technology expert Ross Trethewey discuss improvements to thermostats and how they contribute to comfort in a home

5 Money-Saving Ways to Warm Up the House

On average, nearly half of household energy expenses go toward heating and cooling. Here, ways to keep warm without cranking the thermostat

How to Seal Windows and Doors for Winter

Tom Silva shows you how to keep cold air from coming through windows and doors.

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

Staying cool this summer doesn't necessarily mean you have to pay a fortune to keep the air conditioning running day and night

Pellet Stoves: Clean Heat For the Whole House

Installing a pellet stove in your house is a cleaner and greener way to warm your environment. Learn how it works, burns and what the costs are.

How to Keep a House Warm in Winter

13 simple things you can do to cut down on your heating bills, save money, and have a warm house.