Heating & Cooling Installation
Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your heating & cooling.
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner supplement their living room heat by installing a wood-burning insert in their existing fireplace.
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.
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.
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.
A new soapstone wood burning stove gets installed in the family room.
Watch as Richard Trethewey and John Deforge of SG Harold Plumbing and Heating discuss the challenges that service technicians face on the job.
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.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey installs a thermostat that can be programmed automatically from a smart phone
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Akron, Ohio to install a garage heater.
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.
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.
Tom Silva shows you how to keep cold air from coming through windows and doors.
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.
Save on your energy bill with controls that automatically change the temperature settings
Retrofitting radiant heating into your home will not only keep you warm but help you save on energy bills too.
In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to share the warmth by installing zone valves.
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.
This radiant-floor-heating system is relatively easy to install, won't leak, and doesn't cost a lot to operate.
Portable space heaters can warm your bones in a hurry, but how economical — and safe — are they?