Steven Fox

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steven Fox is an often successful but always enthusiastic DIY buff. Taking after his master mechanic father, he loves nothing better than to amuse himself trying to figure out how things work and how to fix them when they won’t.

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APRIL 18, 2017 | TUESDAY
Winter Comfort Starts with Spring Remodeling

With the cheerful arrival of spring, the frigid, finger-numbing weather we endured mere weeks ago suddenly seems like a distant memory. But don't fool yourself: If you were uncomforta...

MARCH 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
Answered: 6 Frequently Asked Questions About Radiant Heat

Radiant heat: It’s widely popular around the world, especially in Europe and Asia, but remains rare and insufficiently understood in the United States. In part, that's because in the dome...

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
6 Reasons You're Going Broke Heating Your Home

Heating tends to cost a small fortune in the winter, but it doesn't have to—not anymore. Yet homeowners still dread the arrival of the utility bill at the end of the month. Why? For start...

JANUARY 20, 2017 | FRIDAY
The Best Way to Avoid the Discomfort of Cold Floors

You never get used to it—the discomfort you feel when you roll out of bed and set foot on an ice-cold floor. But while some homeowners merely wince, stumble toward their slippers, and get...

DECEMBER 9, 2016 | FRIDAY
Too Hot Upstairs, Too Cold Downstairs? Here’s What to Do

It's the 21st century! It shouldn't be such a struggle for owners to heat their homes evenly enough to enjoy total comfort and efficiently enough to achieve low energy costs. But ...

NOVEMBER 16, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
3 Reasons Radiant Heat Has Never Been Better

As might be expected, the consistent comfort and high efficiency that are hallmarks of radiant heat didn't develop overnight. But you may not know that it took centuries of innovation...

OCTOBER 14, 2016 | FRIDAY
What Do Homeowners Like Best About Radiant Heat?

As the mercury continues to drop, heralding the arrival of the colder months, Mother Nature prods homeowners to think ahead. Winter is coming, and the weather's only going to get wors...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 | SUNDAY
The Best Way to Heat a Home with High Ceilings

As summer heat gives way to fall’s cooler temperatures, daily activities—from dinners to DIY projects—migrate back indoors. But really, how much more comfortable are you indoors with your...

AUGUST 25, 2016 | THURSDAY
How To: Choose a Radiant Floor Heating System

Whether it's a new floor for the living room or new cabinetry for the kitchen, remodeling typically involves changing how the home looks. When you install new HVAC equipment, however,...

JULY 28, 2016 | THURSDAY
The Pros and Cons of Radiant Heat

It's no surprise if home heating doesn't rank high on your list of priorities right now, but let's face it: If you were uncomfortable at home last winter, you are going to be ...