Oil heat can be pricey and inefficient – but if gas isn't available, it might be your only option. Learn what options exist for adding efficiency to your heating system, including whether pellet stoves are a realistic option for a standard-sized house. Plus, get tips on adding separate heating zones in your home.
LESLIE: Amber in New Hampshire is on the line with some heating questions. How can we help you? AMBER: Hi. I was wondering if it was worth the expense of converting an oil-heat system with baseboard heat to an electric baseboard-heating system for a three-unit apartment building. TOM: Wow. Are you independently wealthy, Amber? AMBER: Read the full article…
Learn how to keep your HVAC system in good shape for the season. Here’s what should be included in a furnace or air conditioning system tune up.
Get the pros and cons of several types of heat in a cold climate, and learn whether glycol or 100% water is best in heating lines.
Learn how to choose a paint color for any room in your house, including tips on checking colors in different types of lighting to see how it will look when complete. January is Fire Prevention Month. Learn why the type of smoke detector you choose can be crucial when it comes to warning you in enough time to escape. A home’s roof protects everything inside, but it will need replacement at some point. Get roof replacement tips from This Old House’s Tom Silva. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, oil furnaces, forced hot air heating, sealing a concrete patio, gutter guards, insulating garages, asphalt roofing, gas stove hookups, garage door openers.
The addition of a heat pump to a house's HVAC system can dramatically change humidity levels. Find out ways to control the moisture in your home.
Learn why you might benefit from converting your heating system to use a different type of fuel. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of natural gas, propane, and oil. Get step by step instructions for determining whether fuel conversion could save you money.
Learn why basement fuel tanks rarely leak, and why you should be wary if your fuel supplier claims that yours needs an x-ray.
Learn how to deal with a noisy radiant baseboard heater. Find out how replacing the heater can help restore peace and quiet to your home.
Learn how to have an old oil tank drained and removed from your basement. Find out how to use a tank remediation service to pump out old oil and remove the tank from your home.