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6 Signs You Need a New Furnace
During heating season, there's never a convenient time for the furnace to give out, especially considering the discomfort—and the genuine hazards—of a home withou...
Solve Common Furnace Problems with 9 Easy Fixes
Furnace not performing up to snuff this winter? Before you call in a furnace repair company, go through these 9 troubleshooting tasks to see if you can uncover th...
Which Is Better, Forced-Air or Radiant Heat?
In the radiant floor vs. forced-air heating debate, radiant floor always wins because it provides a quiet, even heat ...
Chase Away Winter’s Chill with Radiant Heat
Drafts got you down? If your goal is to achieve even, comfortable heat and warm floors, then you may want to look int...
Unsound Sounds: 7 Noises You Don't Want to Hear From Your House
Homes make strange noises. They’re built of many different materials — glass, concrete, wood — that expand and contra...
How To: Troubleshoot Your Furnace
Now that winter's nearly here, it's time for a pop quiz: You wake up in the morning and there's ice on the dog's wate...
How To: Choose a New Boiler
Feel that chill in the air? Winter is coming. Now is the time to assess your heating system and replace any aging or ...
Heating Systems 101
So you’re in the market for a new furnace, maybe because the old one is hopelessly inefficient, or because Hurricane ...
Cut the Costs of Home Heating
Making homeowners’ heating systems energy-efficient is the answer to lower utility bills, the experts say. Thankfully...
Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?
Baby, its cold outside—and the last thing you want to do is return home to a frosty house. The smart time to examine ...
Gas vs. Oil: Which Furnace Is Better?
With temperatures dipping into the single digits here in the Northeast—and below 0° F in many other places—shivering ...
Change Filters Frequently to Optimize Furnace Efficiency
Dust bunnies are multiplying, dog hair is piling up, and bird feathers are flying—oh my, it must be the furnace filte...
Save Money with a Hybrid Furnace
We had to make so many decisions when we built our new construction home. I didn’t realize it at the time (having nev...
Bob Vila Radio: New Furnace
When it's time to replace your furnace, you might have to think faster than you'd like about this major purchase. Her...
How To: Choose the Right Furnace Filter
As far as home improvement gear goes, furnace filters are admittedly among the least, um. . . exciting. There's none ...
Evaluating the HVAC and Plumbing System
Bob meets with HVAC and plumbing contractor Frank Iadarola to review the HVAC and plumbing systems and discuss how to begin the remodeling process.
High-Efficiency Water Heater Installation and Buderus Factory Tour
Chris Hoff (from Buderus) demonstrates the features of the boiler and hot water heater installed in the basement, while Bob takes a tour of the Buderus factory in...
Installing a Gas Furnace
Bob meets with Alex Alexander to check out the new gas furnace, before taking a trip to Alex's shop to see how a computerized plasma cutter is used to cut out the...
Cutting the Crud on Your Kitchen Cabinets More_clips
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