Tips & Tricks

  • Removing Baseboard Heaters

    Removing baseboard heaters is usually tricky, especially depending on the type of heater you have and some other circumstances around its installation. It is something that lots of us need to do, however, as older homes and buildings usually have either hot water or electric baseboard heating systems that might…

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  • Convert Baseboard Heat to Forced Air (and How Much It Costs)

    Replacing baseboard heaters with forced air systems is a common decision that a lot of homeowners make. While electric baseboard heaters are easier and cheaper to install than forced air systems (or hydronic baseboard heaters), they are also less energy-efficient and can hurt your wallet in the long run. How…

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  • How to Bleed Air From Baseboard Heating System

    Knowing how to bleed air from baseboard heating systems is the main solution to one of the most common problems in hot water and other hydronic baseboard heating systems – trapped air in the pipes. This problem can be easy to identify by the loud noise in the system’s pipes…

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  • Common Baseboard Heater Problems and Their Solutions

    It’s always annoying to see your home’s heating system malfunction, especially when it happens in the middle of a cold winter. Baseboard heaters are no exception – having a baseboard heater not working in one room or in your entire home can be a huge problem both from a financial…

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  • How to Bleed a Furnace?

    If your home’s furnace isn’t working properly there are several typical steps you’d want to try before calling a technician – resetting the ignition button, refilling the oil, and checking if the thermostat is working properly. There is one last thing you’d want to try before calling a professional –…

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  • How to Use Fire Glass?

    If you have a natural gas or propane fireplace that you want to spice up and make more beautiful, fire glass is a great option to consider. If you haven’t heard or don’t know much about it, however, here are the main things you need to know about fire glass.…

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  • Chimney Flashing Installation Tips

    Whether you’re a new homeowner or a seasoned one, heaving your chimney leaking can be very annoying. What’s worse, fixing it takes time, effort, and quite a bit of roof climbing. Alas, it has to be done. So, what is chimney flashing and how to flash a chimney? It’s a…

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  • How to Start a Fire Without a Lighter

    Having a lighter or a box of matches with you is always a good idea if you’re going camping but sometimes you may get in a situation where you really have neither at your disposal. Below we’ll list several methods for how to start a fire without a lighter. In…

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  • How to Tell If Propane Tank Is Empty?

    Knowing an empty propane tank from a full one can save you a bit of nerve and may prevent you from ruining an otherwise well-planned barbeque. Fortunately, there are several different and simple techniques from recognizing if and when your propane tank is nearly empty. How to tell if your…

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  • How to Start a Gas Fireplace?

    Lighting a gas fireplace is a straightforward but important process that always needs to be carried out adequately. There are a couple of methods to do it and several steps to each method, so let’s get right on it. How to light a gas fireplace with a control panel? The…

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