Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • How To Fix A Pellet Stove

    Improve the heating in your home with a pellet stove. ImproveNet is a free service that puts you in contact with local professionals to handle installation, inspection, and repair.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Nov 3, 2020
  • How To Make Your Home More Comfortable During The Summer

    Learn how to cool down a house without traditional air conditioning. Use portable units, window fans, and whole house fans to stay comfortable in the summer heat.

    By Jill Scheer Sep 1, 2020
  • The Complete Floor Furnace Guide

    Your home's heating and air conditioning system is most likely the costliest mechanical system or appliance you own, but one way to lower those large initial costs is to install a floor furnace.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 24, 2020
  • Electric Furnace Troubleshooting

    A problem with your electric furnace can be a serious concern during the coldest months of winter.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Aug 24, 2020
  • Preparing For The 2019 Polar Vortex

    According to the National Weather Service in Chicago, these extreme temperatures are expected to hit an all-time low record, with the closest reported temperatures last seen in 1994 at -11 as the high. Here’s how to prepare for the polar vortex.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jan 29, 2019
  • What Is Geothermal Energy?

    If you’re ready to make some serious home improvements to help you not only make a better budget but aid in sustainability efforts, you may be considering geothermal energy. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jul 25, 2018
  • 8 Ways To Reduce Energy Use At Home

    Summer and winter are primetimes to consider your home’s energy efficiency. Are you doing enough? Here are a few ways you can reduce your energy usage at home and save money long-term.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jun 11, 2018
  • How To Install A Heat Pump

    Heat pump installation is no easy task, but some homeowners are up for the challenge. Below, I will show you all the steps and tools needed to install a heat pump without a professional.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jan 12, 2018
  • Energy-Saving Tips For Summer

    Summer can bring the fun outside, but the energy bills up inside. There are many energy saving devices to help you save this summer. Here are some ways you could save energy and money this summer.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jul 9, 2017
  • 5 Reasons To Test Your Air Quality

    You may not be able to see it, but air pollutants are all around you. From dangerous mold to fumes from cleaning products, do you know what you’re breathing in at your home? it. See a few reasons why you should get a home air quality test.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jun 14, 2017
  • Identify & Eliminate Air Pollutants In Your Home

    Your home air quality can impact the health of your family. See a few types of indoor air pollutants and how you can create better air quality in your home.

    By Jaclyn Crawford May 9, 2017
  • What You Must Know About Vent Covers

    Your vent covers have an important function, but can sometimes be an eyesore. Learn more about air vent covers and how you can disguise them.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Mar 23, 2017