May 1, 1998
A little easy-to-assemble trim dresses up these homely metal heaters.
Pick a fan that's quiet and powerful, and keep the duct short.
September 1, 1997
Q: A few years back, we remodeled our home and had a hard time finding a place on the ground for our air-conditioning units. The contractor ended up mounting them on…
July 1, 1997
Q: I recently replaced the condensate drain line from my central AC evaporator, and I noticed that it emptied into a section of 1-1/4 in. PVC pipe embedded in the slab.…
The kind of ducts you use and the number and types of turns they make dramatically affect HVAC-system performance.
May 1, 1997
Q: We recently built a two-story Victorian house in northern Ohio. The contractor ran the hose from exhaust fans in the upstairs bathroom into the soffit cavity where he had installed…
A variation of the Rumford design reflects heat into the room rather than letting it disappear up the chimney.
March 1, 1997
You'll save money and stay more comfortable by matching the heating system to your climate, your house and your needs.
November 1, 1996
Q: I’m finishing my basement and was wondering about installing radiant heat in the ceiling. Can I let copper tubing rest on top of the drywall for heat transfer, or does the…
Concrete slabs, thin slabs, and metal plates offer different ways of routing radiant heat underneath every floor in the home.
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