To see if the thermostat is communicating with the furnace, set the temperature five degrees higher than your normal temperature and see if the heat kicks on — that should help you determine whether the device is prompting the furnace to engage. Obviously, if the system is set to “cool” and you want heat, switch the setting.
In older homes, baseboard heat used to be very popular. Read about electric baseboard heating pros & cons to see you should stick with your current system.
Heating and cooling load calculations can help make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable. Here's how to easily find your BTUs without an HVAC calculator on hand.
A lot of people are under the impression that the emergency heat setting should be used when it gets cold outside. However, the “em heat setting” is only supposed to be used in actual cases of emergency.
There are a few common indicators that hint that you have a malfunctioning ignitor. Here are a few of the signs you should look for when suspecting that something is wrong with your heater.
Tackling winter home improvement projects while you have some extra downtime is the best way to stay entertained while being productive during the colder months.
With the constant temperature fluctuations throughout the fall season, how do you avoid running back and forth to adjust your thermostat — or worse, switching back and forth between your air conditioning and heating systems?
Even systems that are well maintained usually have components that begin to wear out after a decade. There are several indicators of when to replace your HVAC system.
Check for these problems first when your HVAC system stops working because sometimes you can easily fix the issue yourself. Learn about the usual suspects so you can keep your home comfortable and cool.
Rooms with high ceilings are an amazing feature in any home. However, that doesn't matter if the room is impossible to heat and always freezing. Who wants to spend time in a cold room? Try out some of these tricks to heat a room with high ceilings.
Furnaces are efficient, affordable, and reliable — but only if they work properly. To save energy, money and avoid discomfort, make an informed decision by using a furnace size calculator and discover the number of BTUs needed for your furnace to run satisfactorily. Learn how a furnace size calculator can help cut back on heating cost and keep homeowners cozy.
Heat pumps are efficient, effective, and save money on heating during the winter. However, they need to be looked after and maintained throughout the year. Make sure your heat pump maintenance is up to par by understanding how heat pumps operate and following these 5 simple tips.
Before you choose a heating system for your home, you should understand how a heat pump works. Air-to-air or geothermal heating can help improve heat pump efficiency during winter months. Read John C. Flood's guide on how to prep for winter and heat your home efficiently so your family stays warm during chilly months.
To properly understand how to improve furnace airflow, it’s imperative to understand the main causes of low airflow in a home. Read about these proactive steps you can take to improve airflow in your home during winter, such as installing a booster fan.
If cold air is flowing from your vents when the heat is turned on, that can be a huge concern during the colder months. To figure out why your furnace is blowing out cold air, read John C. Flood's guide to troubleshooting why cold air is flowing from your vents when your gas furnace is on.