Heating & Cooling Planning
Prepare for your next heating & cooling project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.
Portable air conditioners act as supplemental cooling to make you more comfortable when it’s hot and humid outside. In this review, the Old House Reviews Team researched the five best portable air conditioners 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.
Here’s how to do fall furnace maintenance and service your heating system before the cold weather kicks in.
Richard Trethewey demonstrates heat loss and gain to design a balanced HVAC system.
Richard Trethewey explains how to assess a home’s heating system – and figure out whether you’ll need to replace it
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey walks host Kevin O’Connor through the choices in air conditioners.
When you purchase a water heater, a Rheem water heater warranty may be enough coverage to protect the item when it’s new. However, factory warranties carry expiration dates, so once this protection period ends, you’re left to face the costs for parts and repair labor alone. A home warranty can protect your budget and give you peace of mind by covering essential appliances and systems regardless of their age. Keep reading to learn how a Rheem water heater warranty stacks up against a home warranty.
We break down the different types of gas fireplaces, questions to consider, key features, and costs.
A ceiling fan is a cost-effective way to cool off without cranking up the AC. Read on for tips on how to determine the size of a ceiling fan and how to install one.
Turn down the household thermostat while warming your rooms, providing ambience, and reducing your energy bills.
Reviewing air-filter options with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey
13 simple things you can do to cut down on your heating bills, save money, and have a warm house.
Keep these items in fighting condition with the help of a humidifier
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows a homeowner how to install and operate an energy-saving smart thermostat
In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey explains the benefits of this fit-anywhere cooling system