Heating & Cooling
Retrofitting radiant heating into your home will not only keep you warm but help you save on energy bills too.
Learn how a multi-zoned heating and cooling system provides consistency and comfort at our latest Idea House.
Here’s how to do fall furnace maintenance and service your heating system before the cold weather kicks in.
Here’s how to remove your old baseboard heater covers and replace it with a new one for a fresh, clean look.
We’ve rounded up 4 space heaters so you can select the right type to warm up your home.
We rounded up our favorite ideas to help you update your fireplace for a more modern look.
Install a wood stove insert to increase efficiency and heat output from your fireplace.
A dehumidifier can help reduce the humidity levels in your home, preventing harmful bacteria and allergens from collecting in your living areas. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team delves into our top picks for dehumidifiers from Amazon. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to silence noisy heating pipes.
Considering steam heat? We help you weigh the pros and cons so you can decide if it is right for you.
We show you how to add a pellet stove as a supplementary, efficient heat source to your house step-by-step.
Adding a fireplace insert to a living room or other area of your home can help keep you warm and cut down on expensive heating bills. Keep reading for our recommendations on the best fireplace inserts. The products included in this article are available at various local home improvement stores and online retailers like Amazon.
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.
Heating is the most basic requirement of a house. Learn about the various types of home heating systems and how to maintain them.
Installing a pellet stove in your house is a cleaner and greener way to warm your environment. Learn how it works, burns and what the costs are.
Choosing between a heat pump system or furnace depends mainly on the climate you live in. We explain how each one works and their costs.
Tom Silva shows you how to keep cold air from coming through windows and doors.
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.
Is your ceiling fan wobbly and rattling? This guide will show how to easily and safely balance and level your ceiling fan blades.
Replace two devices, your water heater and boiler, with a single combi boiler unit that’s more efficient and compact.
Learn how a geothermal heat pump system works, how cost-efficient it can be, as well as other advantages.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how the pros retrofit a compact cooling unit.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey walks host Kevin O’Connor through the choices in air conditioners.
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.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to control humidity throughout the house all year round.
Turn down the household thermostat while warming your rooms, providing ambience, and reducing your energy bills.