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Heat Your Home Week

As temperatures turn cooler for fall and winter, be prepared to keep the cold where it belongs, outside your home!

To help you ward off the chill without breaking the bank, Today’s Homeowner and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning are kicking off “Heat Your Home Week!”

Check out our collection of how-to videos, Simple Solutions and insider tips to help keep your home toasty – and your family comfortable - all season long.

Videos

Bare feet, seen close up, walking on wood plank flooring installed over radiant heating system

What You Should Know About Heated Floors

Your home's best heating source could exist just beneath your feet. Here's what you should know about heated floors.
Close-up of three pairs of feet, mother, father and child, with warm socks, beside a wood-burning fire

Ways to Stay Warm During a Winter Storm

Winter storms can bring freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and high winds. Watch this video for tips on how to stay warm and safe if a winter storm hits your home.
Duck Tape for HVAC ductwork

How to Keep Your Home Warm During a Cold Snap

Learn how to prepare your home for a cold snap — watch this clip from The Weather Channel, featuring Danny Lipford, host of Today's Homeowner.
Space heater, seen close up, with controls to adjust temperature

Fire Safety Tips for the Fall and Winter

Watch this video for tips on how to keep your house and family safe from fires while improving the energy efficiency of your home at the same time.
Electric space heater blowing warm air into stylish modern living room

5 Tips to Choose the Safest Space Heater

Find out what to look for when buying a space heater for your home, and important safety guidelines for their use. Watch this video to find out more.

Articles

What You Should Know About Heat Pumps

Don’t let the name fool you — heat pumps both heat and cool your home and they'll reduce your home's utility bills and carbon footprint.

5 Tips to Slash Heating Bills This Fall

Heating a home may keep you comfortable, but it also can be expensive. Looking to reduce your heating bills? Follow these tips.
“Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford insulates windows with spray foam insulation

3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather

The leaves are falling, and snow season is just around the corner. Here are four tips to prepare for cold weather.
Illustrated diagram of a geothermal heat pump, showing underground pipes that supply ground-source heat

Geothermal Heat Pumps Offer Comfort and Efficiency

Wondering about the best way to heat and cool a home? There's a number of choices, but one stands out from the rest: a geothermal heat pump.
American Standard air conditioner condenser unit, seen outdoors on a bright sunny day

How to Lengthen the Life of Your Heating and Cooling System

A replacement heating and cooling system, which most people want to delay purchasing, could cost $4,000. Your AC will last longer if you follow this plan.
Packaged thermal air conditioner, seen close up, installed on a ceiling

Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner Not Just for Hotels Anymore

Packaged thermal air conditioners are often seen in hotels, but homeowners can use them, too.
Ask Danny Logo

Solved: Are Electric Baseboard Heaters Energy-Efficient?

Henry asks, “Are electric baseboard heaters a good way to provide extra heat for a home?”

Electric baseboard heaters are one of the most expensive ways to heat a home, but they can be easily turned off or down in rooms where more heat isn’t needed. Read on to find out more.
Person aiming remote control toward ductless mini-split air conditioner installed on a wall just below the ceiling.

8 Tips to Save Money on Heating Your Home

A heating solution that’s green and affordable? It’s possible! Here are some money-saving tips.

Radio and Podcasts

Couple, shivering cold, in home that has not heat during the chilly fall and winter

How to Heat Your Home Efficiently for Fall Weather

Are you ready for fall weather? Here are a few things you can do to prepare for low temperatures, along with tips to save on your heating bills.
Cleaning Baseboard heaters

Baseboard Heater: How to Improve the Heat Flow

Hot-water baseboard heaters put out a lot of heat very quickly, as soon as the thermostat kicks on. Here’s how to dramatically improve the heat flow.
Smart thermostat installed on wall in the kitchen

Quick Tips to Reduce Utility Bills During Cold Weather

Is the cold crunch of winter putting the squeeze on you utility bills? Listen for some tips on some simple ways you can save.
Man, on his knees, examining water heater before attempting a repair

Solved: Why Your Water Heater Stopped Working | Ep. 83

A water heater is a necessity in any home. But what do you do when the appliance stops working? Listen to this podcast to learn the answer!

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