Heating & Cooling Installation
Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your heating & cooling.
What Does Propane Tank Installation Cost? (2022 Guide)
To heat your home or power your appliances with propane, you’ll need to install a large storage tank on your property. Here’s how much that will cost to set up.
The 5 Best Thermostats (2023 Review)
Thermostats are essential for maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best thermostats on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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.
How to Install a Wood Burning Stove
A new soapstone wood burning stove gets installed in the family room.
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.
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 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
How to Heat a Garage Workshop
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Akron, Ohio to install a garage heater.
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 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.
How to Seal Windows and Doors for Winter
Tom Silva shows you how to keep cold air from coming through windows and doors.
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.
How to Install an Energy-Saving Programmable Thermostat
Save on your energy bill with controls that automatically change the temperature settings
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.
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.
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.
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.
Portable Space Heaters 101
Portable space heaters can warm your bones in a hurry, but how economical — and safe — are they?