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How to Install an Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Celebration, Florida to help a homeowner select and install the right electric water heater

S20 E33, Richard and Ross Trethewey explain air flow efficiency to Kevin O’Connor
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Understanding Air Flow in Your House

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and home technology expert Ross Trethewey explain everything you need to know about balancing airflow within a home.

How to Insulate a Crawl Space

Unless your home is built on a concrete slab, it has a crawl space, a basement, or a combination. These spaces are a handy place where you can run your plumbing, HVAC, and wiring, plus they can help keep the rest of your house warmer. To reap the temperature-regulating benefits of a crawl space, it must be adequately insulated. Read on to learn why you should insulate your crawl space and how to do so.

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.

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.

The 4 Best Space Heaters (2022 Review)

Effectively and efficiently warm a drafty room or give your household heating system a boost with a small heater. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best space heaters 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.

Best Hygrometers of 2022

Hygrometers help you stay aware of changing environmental conditions. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best hygrometers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various department stores, home improvement stores, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Furnace Filters (2022 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 HVAC Installation Cost? (2022)

In this guide, we break down the cost of installing a new heating or cooling system and explain the different types of HVAC installations.

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.

How Much Does an Air Conditioner Cost?

In this guide, we provide details on air conditioner costs, types of units, repairs, and an explanation of what goes into AC system pricing.

How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost?

Buying and installing a heat pump for your house has many benefits. Keep reading to learn more about how each type works, what it costs, and what to look for in your purchase.

Second Nature Air Filter Review 2022

Clogged air filters can lead to HVAC issues and cause respiratory problems if they aren’t replaced. Second Nature sends customers high-quality air filters of all different sizes as part of a convenient subscription service. Read our review to learn more.

Best Air Filter Subscription Services (2022)

To simplify the process of replacing your air filters, read on to discover the best air filter subscription delivery services with top satisfaction guarantees, filter varieties, and shipping options.

Aire Serv Reviews and Services

Aire Serv is an HVAC company that provides a variety of customer guarantees, an advantage plan, and upfront pricing. In this review, we share Aire Serv reviews and examine the company’s services, availability, cost, and more.

One Hour Heating and Air Reviews 2022

One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning is known for its motto: "Always On Time… Or You Don’t Pay A Dime!" In this article, the This Old House Reviews Team shares customer reviews and examines the company’s coverage options, customer service, and more.

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.

Michael & Son Review (2022)

In this Michael & Son review, we examine the HVAC and plumbing services the company offers in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Reviews and Services

In this article, we examine reviews of Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and discuss coverage options and pricing. Read on to learn more.

ARS Rescue Rooter Review (2022)

In this ARS Rescue Rooter review, the This Old House Reviews Team shares customer reviews and examines the company’s services, cost, and customer service.

Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling? (2022)

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.

Recommended Thermostat Settings for Every Appliance in Your Home

If you’re concerned about balancing energy consumption and comfort or convenience, this guide will help you choose the best thermostat settings for every device in your home.

S20 E18, Ross Trethewey talks about smart thermostats
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All About Smart Thermostats

Home technology expert Ross Trethewey explains everything there is to know about modern smart thermostats.

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How to Install a Smart Thermostat

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows a homeowner how to install and operate an energy-saving smart thermostat

S20 E16, Kevin O’Connor, Ross Trethewey, and Richard Trethewey discuss ways to save on heating costs
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How to Save Money on Heating Bills

Watch as This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and home technology expert Ross Trethewey teach some cost-effective ways to save money on heating this winter.

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How to Create Zones in a Forced-Air HVAC System

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to control the temperature to every room of the house

ASK S7 E7, sealing windows and doors for winter
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How to Seal Windows and Doors for Winter

Tom Silva shows you how to keep cold air from coming through windows and doors.

The 5 Best Thermostats (2022 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.

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How to Install Room-By-Room Zoning in an HVAC System

Ask This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey learns about an HVAC system that allows each room to be zoned out using smartphone technology.

S20 E13, Ross Trethewey discusses heat pump technology with his father, Richard
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Future House | Understanding Heat Pumps

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Tretheway explains everything you need to know about heat pumps.

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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

Propane vs. Oil Heat: Which Is Best For Home Heating?

Natural gas is often the top choice for home heating in urban areas, but the answer frequently comes down to money if you can choose between fuel types. Read on to learn the benefits and cost breakdown for heating with both propane and oil.