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Heating & Cooling Installation

Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your heating & cooling.

Installing Radiant Floor Heat

This radiant-floor-heating system is relatively easy to install, won't leak, and doesn't cost a lot to operate.

Central Air Installation: Costs & Best Units to Get

Want to install central AC to your home? Read this guide to learn more about central air installation, from installation costs to selecting the best unit.

Richard stands next to a newly moved baseboard
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How to Move Baseboard Heating

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner by moving a hot water baseboard heater from one side of a room to another.

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How to Install a GPS-Enabled Smart Thermostat

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey installs a thermostat that can be programmed automatically from a smart phone

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How to Install a Wood Burning Stove

A new soapstone wood burning stove gets installed in the family room.

Heating a Swimming Pool with an Air Conditioner
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How to Heat a Swimming Pool with an Air Conditioner

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a device that will heat a pool with the heat produced by an air conditioner.

Portable Space Heaters 101

Portable space heaters can warm your bones in a hurry, but how economical — and safe — are they?

Installing Weather-Responsive Heating Controls

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how a system that takes into account the outside temperature saves energy and boosts the efficiency of a boiler.

Creating zones in hot water heating system
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How to Create Zones in a Hot Water Heating System

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to share the warmth by installing zone valves.

Installing Radiant Floor Heating in Existing Homes

Retrofitting radiant heating into your home will not only keep you warm but help you save on energy bills too.

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Serviceable Plumbing and HVAC Installations | Pro2Pro Premiere

Watch as Richard Trethewey and John Deforge of SG Harold Plumbing and Heating discuss the challenges that service technicians face on the job.

Want Central Air Conditioning? Read This Before You Install

Tired of your window AC unit? Here’s what you need to know about how central AC systems work before investing in cooling your entire house.

How to Install an Energy-Saving Programmable Thermostat

Save on your energy bill with controls that automatically change the temperature settings