My home has three floors, each with it's own radiator. However, the third floor doesn't seem to get all the heat that the first two floors do. Why is this happening?
My hobby shop is open to my finished, insulated double garage (6" walls.) Are there efficient through-the-wall or window-mounted combination heating and cooling units that would increase my comfort summer and winter?
The tile floor in my Bay City, Michigan, kitchen is so easy to clean, even during our harsh , messy winters, that I'm tempted to rip out the wall-to-wall carpet and put tile (with area rugs) throughout the whole house. It's a one-story house with a cement floor. Will tile retain cold temperatures and make the house more expensive to heat?
I'm converting my wood-burning fireplace to gas in my Goshen, Indiana, home. Which will save more on utility bills--buying a fireplace insert, or buying a free-standing gas stove that sits on an extended hearth in front of the fireplace? In the latter case the pipe would be routed through a brick wall that plugs the opening of the existing fireplace.
Our triple-car garage in Ogden, Utah, faces west. Even with ceiling and wall insulation it gets really hot in the summer and really cold in the winter. We'd be happy with around 83 degrees in the summer and 50 degrees in the winter. Would it be more cost-effective to install through-the-wall heating and cooling units or to purchase insulated garage doors?
My Detroit home is seven years old, and this winter my heating bill has gone up and I can feel drafts around several of my windows. What is the best way to seal them?
I want to replace the windows along the front of the house. The rooms are the kitchen, living room, dining room, and a master bedroom. I don't understand the ratings on the tag and whether I need the most expensive ones in the store. Can you suggest a way to get windows that save on heating bills without having to use our entire remodeling budget?