Heating & Cooling Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring heating & cooling ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
The 5 Best Ozone Generators (2023 Review)
Ozone generators create a more breathable environment for you and your family. They also have the ability to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best ozone generators on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you.
Find Deals on Winter Essentials This Black Friday
If you live somewhere that gets cold during the winter, these genius buys will help you stay safe and warm at home or on the road. Find the best Black Friday deals on winter essentials here.
The 5 Best Humidifiers (2023 Review)
Humidifiers add moisture to dry air. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best humidifiers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
How to Cool a Garage
While avoiding the garage during the heat of the day is obviously an option, some folks find their happiness or make their money in their garages or workshops. But is suffering through oppressive heat the only way to stay productive all summer? Is there no hope for summertime garage projects? These smart, practical, and effective tips for how to cool a garage will help.
Understanding Air Flow in Your House
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and home technology expert Ross Trethewey explain everything you need to know about balancing airflow within a home.
The 4 Best Space Heaters (2023 Review)
Effectively and efficiently warm a drafty room or give your household heating system a boost with a small heater. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best space heaters on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Best Hygrometers of 2023
Hygrometers help you stay aware of changing environmental conditions. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best hygrometers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various department stores, home improvement stores, and online retailers like Amazon.
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.
The Best Firewood to Heat Your Home
Learn why one wood is better than another, the differences between hardwood and softwood, and safety tips for your wood-burning appliance.
Flexible HVAC Solutions at the Dorchester Triple Decker
A three-story home requires three separate HVAC systems. In this video, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how an ingenious high-velocity mini-duct system with modular components provides continuous, quiet comfort on every level of our Dorchester Triple Decker project house.
8 DIY Humidifier Ideas
Heating systems tend to rob the air of much-needed moisture content, leaving you with itchy skin, stuffed sinuses, and poor air quality. These DIY humidifier ideas will help increase your home’s humidity for a more comfortable environment.
Best Home Warranty Companies for HVAC Systems (2022)
Your HVAC system is one of the most important items in your home, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature year-round. Since HVAC coverage varies widely from company to company, we’ve put together this guide on the five best HVAC protection plans.
Propane vs. Oil Heat: Which Is Best For Home Heating?
Natural gas is often the top choice for home heating in urban areas, but the answer frequently comes down to money if you can choose between fuel types. Read on to learn the benefits and cost breakdown for heating with both propane and oil.
The 5 Best Dehumidifiers (2023 Review)
A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air, decreasing its humidity level. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best dehumidifiers on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you.
Home Heating Guide For Beginners
Heating is the most basic requirement of a house. Learn about the various types of home heating systems and how to maintain them.
Basic Types of Home Air Conditioning Systems
There are several types of air conditioning units to choose from, depending on the specific needs of your home. Learn the basics of the most common AC systems and how to maintain them.
How to Remove Air Pollution in the Home
While a tight, well-insulated home is great for saving energy, trapping lots of stale air indoors can undermine your health. Here’s what you need to know to ensure that the quality of the air inside is healthy and free from harmful pollutants.
7 Tips for an Energy-Efficient Home
Want to improve your energy bill and run your home efficiently year-round? Read on.
How Do Smart Thermostats Work?
Learn about features, installation, and the difference between traditional and smart thermostats.
Heat Pump vs Furnace: What’s the Difference?
Choosing between a heat pump system or furnace depends mainly on the climate you live in. We explain how each one works and their costs.
Tankless Water Heaters: What You Need to Know Before You Buy
Tired of running out of hot water? That’s not a problem with one of these compact, ultra-efficient units that heat water as you need it. Here’s what you need to know about choosing, installing, and living with a tankless water heater.
The Pros and Cons of a Steam Heating System
Considering steam heat? We help you weigh the pros and cons so you can decide if it is right for you.
Improve Your Attic Ventilation with Soffit Vents
Here’s how to install soffit vents step by step to improve the airflow in your attic.
How a German Home Maximizes Energy Efficiency
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how the country's building practices and lifestyle affect energy consumption
What Germany Can Teach Us About Home Energy
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey takes host Kevin O'Connor on a tour of Germany with an eye toward renewable energy and sustainable home heating.
10 Ways to Warm Up a Nonworking Fireplace
Put this living area focal point to use with these creative ideas
Find Your Perfect Bedroom Sleeping Temperature
Get the best sleep of your life with these expert tips
17 Fireplace Remodel Ideas
We rounded up our favorite ideas to help you update your fireplace for a more modern look.
The Best Fireplace Inserts of 2023
Adding a fireplace insert to a living room or other area of your home can help keep you warm, and cut down on expensive heating bills, without the hassle of maintaining a traditional wood fireplace. Here are out top fireplace insert recommendations.
9 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Care Tips
Regularly servicing your air conditioner helps keep costs down and your AC in excellent condition. Read on for more tips on keeping up with your AC’s maintenance.