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More stories about Heating

  • Manufactured Fireplaces

    Manufactured fireplaces require no foundation or special framing, and most can be installed in a day. This article explains the available options and how to choose a high-quality product.

  • Indirect-Fired Water Heaters

    In homes heated with a boiler, an indirect-fired tank can provide domestic hot water reliably and efficiently. A pair of industry experts explain what to look for.

  • Products

    Contemporary range hoods, pro-duty ratchets, heat-loss calculator, time-saving floor finisher, laminate ceiling planks, carbide chop-saw blades, more

  • Building Airtight Homes

    An experienced builder of energy-efficient homes explains the framing and air-sealing details necessary to build a tight, well-ventilated home.

  • Installing A Heat-Recovery Ventilator

    A ventilation contractor explains the ducting, sizing, wiring, and balancing that produce an effective HRV installation.

  • Notebook

    Stachybotrys mold, contractor licensing, radiant heat claims, Business Tune-Up, more

  • Radon Vent Retrofit

    A radon remediation contractor shows how to install vent pipes beneath a slab to carry radon harmlessly to the outdoors — all for a reasonable cost.

  • No-Callback Carpet Installation

    Though it ultimately comes down to the carpet installer, there are measures the GC can take to ensure a top-notch job. Here’s the lowdown on choosing the right carpet and pad, locating seams, and prepping the site for installation.

  • Kitchen & Bath: Venting Professional-Style Kitchen Ranges

    Venting professional-style kitchen ranges

  • Resources

    Hydronic heating guide, basic engineering text, more