Heating & Cooling Maintenance
Our heating & cooling maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.
Winter Home Maintenance Tasks
Keep your home in tip top shape by tackling these maintenance tasks this season.
The 5 Best Furnace Filters (2023 Review)
Furnace filters have a large impact on the performance of your HVAC system and your thermostat. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best furnace filters 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 Much Does a Furnace Cost? (2022)
If you need to repair or replace your furnace and are wondering about general furnace costs, keep reading for a detailed look at furnace types, pricing factors to consider, and common repair costs.
All About Furnace Replacement: Cost and When to Do It
Replacing a furnace is a big task with a big price tag. However, having a home warranty can go a long way toward minimizing furnace replacement costs.
How Often You Should Change Your Air Filter
Changing the air filters in your HVAC system is an essential practice that ensures clean air circulates throughout your home. In this article, we discuss the importance of changing an air filter and give you tips on how to do it.
Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling? (2023)
Is your air conditioner not cooling? From refrigerant leaks to a malfunctioning compressor, these are five reasons why your air conditioner isn’t cooling and ways you can troubleshoot and prevent the issue.
How to Quiet Noisy Ducts
Is there a way to stop the banging from your metal ductwork? Richard Trethewey diagnoses the problem and points to some solutions
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.
How to Seal Leaky Ductwork
Improve the air quality and keep your home energy efficient by sealing your ducts.
4 Signs Your Chimney Needs a Checkup
Gathering around a wood-burning fireplace is an irresistible winter ritual, but a fire is still, well, a fire.
Baseboard Heater Making Noise? Here’s How to Fix It
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner diagnose and solve a baseboard hot water system that makes noise.
10 Handy Air Conditioning Tips
Beat the heat by having the cleanest, coolest, and most-efficient air conditioner on the block.
How to Install a Whole-House Dehumidifier
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to control humidity throughout the house all year round.
How to Repair a Frozen Air Conditioner
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to prevent ice buildup from shutting down an air-conditioning system.
How to Clean a Window Air Conditioner
Stay cool and save money with five simple tasks–most done just once a year–that ensure your unit keeps working efficiently.
How to Fix Leaks in Air Ducts
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and energy auditor Paul Scheckel find and fix leaky heating ducts
17 Fireplace Remodel Ideas
We rounded up our favorite ideas to help you update your fireplace for a more modern look.
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.
What to Know Before Calling a HVAC Pro
Here’s what you need to know before hiring an HVAC contractor.