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Cold Weather Myths and Your Home - Easy Ways to Save $$$ When I woke up just before writing this column, it was a balmy -15F here at my house in central New Hampshire. A gale was blowing and the wind chill was -41F. You may be reading this column in sunny Florida or southern Read More »

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What is the Best Heating System for House? - Well... You might overhear several pickup truck owners bragging about how their Ford or Chevy truck is better than all the rest. It might even be a Ram or Toyota owner. The odds of any of them convincing the other to change brands is more remote Read More »

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Heat Loss Calculator Tools - Easy to Use Heat loss calculator tools help you discover how fast heat seeps out of your home. You need a building heat loss calculator to properly size a furnace or boiler. How to Calculate Heat Loss There are lots of great free online tools that allow you to perform Read More »

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Heat Pump Replacement Costs 2021 (Installation, Replacement, Pricing) Does your thermostat scream in pain during the winter months? Are you looking for a way to save money on your energy bills? Heat pumps are a fantastic way to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter without breaking the bank every Read More »

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 Insulate Basement Ductwork Podcast: Tim Carter received the following email from Mike not too long ago (April 26, 2020 Newsletter): "Tim - I have an unheated basement. The ducts for heating/AC run through the basement. Do you suggest insulating the ducts in the basement to conserve more of the heat before it moves to Read More »

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Installation Noritz Boiler - NRCB Combi Boiler I had the great pleasure to install a Noritz NRCB Combi Boiler in my daughter's new home in November of 2019. Read the backstory in my November 24, 2019 Newsletter. Modulating Magic One of the main reasons I love this Noritz Combi boiler is that it's a modulating Read More »

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Warm Floors DEAR TIM: It’s time to build our retirement home. The house will be in a four-season climate and I insist on it being as comfortable as possible when it’s cold outdoors. I’ve heard about radiant floor heat but always have had forced-air heat. What can you tell me about radiant floor heat? Is Read More »

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State Proline XE Combi Boiler - Small Workhorse The first week of December I removed a clunky cast-iron boiler at my home and replaced it with a sleek and compact State Proline XE Combi boiler. Read the cover story on this in Tim's December 7, 2018 Newsletter. The difference is simply amazing. My State Proline Read More »

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