Building in comfort

In this video: See how this new home is using in-floor radiant heat and a ductless mini-split system to create a comfortable living space.

Furnace and water heater

In this video: The furnace and water heater use a lot of energy. Find out what systems can help reduce energy costs in your new home.

More from this category

Options for heating your home

Energy star logo

Shop and compare when choosing a new heating system. Look for the yellow Energy Guide label to see how one unit stacks up against another.

learn more

Geothermal

Geothermal wiring system on ground

Capturing the heat from the earth can save you big money on your energy bills.  Learn how geothermal systems work.

learn more

Furnace filters

Man inserting an air filter

Changing or cleaning your furnace filter is one of the easiest things you can do to prolong the life of your heating and air conditioning system.

leARN MORE

Maintaining your fireplace

Inspector looking inside fireplace

Proper maintenance of your fireplace is important to make sure it's working efficiently and safely.

learn more

Fix leaky ductwork

Man applying mastic tape to ductwork

Leaks in your ductwork mean the air you've paid to heat or cool is not getting where it needs to go. Find out how to diagnose and fix this common problem.

learn more

Radiant floor heating

Kids playing on the living room floor

Heating from the floor is comfortable and very energy efficient.  See how it's installed and how it works.

learn more

Whole house fans

Illustration of a whole house fan system

A whole-house fan, also known as an attic fan, provides great ventilation, lowers indoor temperatures and summer electric bills.

learn more

Space heating and furnace myths

Myth in large lettering

There are lots of "tips" out there that may not be true or safe. Find out how to separate facts from fiction.

learn more

Sealing ductwork

Man applying mastic tape to ductwork

Leaky ductwork is one of the most common household problems. Luckily, it's easy to fix with the right materials.

learn more