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

  • How Home Insulation Saves You Money

    If your new HVAC system was your new car, then your home’s insulation would be the engine, breaks and all the other parts that keep it running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jul 7, 2014
  • HVAC Duct Design

    We've all seen criminals or heroes crawling around inside ductwork on their way to rescue or escape, but let's go one better and imagine ourselves driving a car through this duct system.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 15, 2014
  • Tips for HVAC Maintenance

    Routine maintenance involves replacing or cleaning the filters if so equipped, and keeping the outside air intake free of debris.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 14, 2014
  • How Big Should Ducts Be for AC Units

    To get the optimal amount of air from your heating and air conditioning system, you need to have the right size of ducts.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 14, 2014
  • Geothermal Furnace Troubleshooting

    Be certain that the thermostat is set higher than the actual room temperature and the selector switch is set to heat if in heating mode...

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 14, 2014
  • Electric Or Hydronic Radiant Heat?

    Radiant heating systems, both electric and hydronic, are more popular than ever.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 14, 2014
  • Heat Pump Troubleshooting

    Make certain that the thermostat is set higher than the actual room temperature and the selector switch is on heat if heat is needed, or that the thermostat is set lower than the actual room temp and the switch is on cool if air conditioning is desired.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 13, 2014
  • Wood Furnace Troubleshooting

    First check that the thermostat is set higher than the actual room temperature. If you have a programmable thermostat, check that it has fresh batteries.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 13, 2014
  • Tips For Air Conditioner Maintenance

    If you've been thinking of upgrading your old central air conditioning system, or installing central air in a house that has never had it, there's a lot to consider.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 13, 2014
  • Geothermal Heating & Cooling

    Proponents of geothermal heating and cooling systems have been pounding on the door of public acceptance for almost two decades.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 13, 2014
  • Central Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

    Central air conditioner troubleshooting guide includes a checklist to help identify and fix problems.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 12, 2014
  • Evaporator Coils

    Evaporator coils come in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on the type of installation, the amount of cooling capacity needed, and the manufacturer.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 12, 2014