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xx   HOUSE

Four easy ways to make sure your furnace delivers the heat it should.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 50

How to cut home heating costs by adding heat storage materials. Storage ideas include water storage, masonry, and chemical compounds.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1984 (v.62#10) pg. 21

Furnace physical. Four-step heating system checkup.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.22#3) pg. 40

Home heating: How to get more from less. Guide to understanding and maintaining your heating system.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1980 (v.4#3) pg. 15

What to do with your furnace to keep fuel costs down.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 22

Keep your furnace efficient. Tips on maintaining and upgrading your heating system.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 18

Heating your home the high-efficiency way. A cost comparison among various fuels and furnace efficiencies.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1987 (v.10#12) pg. 32

Home heating dollar savers. Things you can do to make your forced air heating system work better.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 43
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1988 (v.11#12) pg. 6

Hydronic or hot water heating system tune-up.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 31

Fall tune-up tips for your oil or gas furnace.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 16

Heat exchange. Find out which heating system is best for your house. Looks at oil, gas, electric, wood, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 59

Low-cost furnace planning. Tips on where to locate a forced air furnace, air returns, filters, duct work, etc. in order to mimimize installation and operating costs.
COST CUTS Aug-Sep 1987 (v.4#8) pg. 4

Heating and cooling. Improving the efficiency of your existing furnace. Space-heat choices for a new one-story addition. Excerpt from the book "A Consumer's Guide to Home Improvement, Renovation & Repair."
COST CUTS Apr-May 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 6

Before you build. Step 2. Adding a zoned heating and cooling system for climate control in every room.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 2000 (v.15#7) pg. 29

Fuel Miser. Build a super-efficient furnace controller which works in conjunction with a thermostat to operate the burner at duty cycle increments of 10% up to 100%.

Fan-speed control for your warm-air furnace. The air is continuously circulated, but the blower motor speed is determined by the temperature of the furnace plenum.
ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1996 (v.67#12) pg. 44
Correction ELECTRONICS NOW Feb 1997 (v.68#2) pg. 12

Gas and oil fired furnace maintenance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 40

How to reduce your fuel bills.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #95 Dec 1966 (v.16#6) pg. 46

Maintenance tips for gas furnaces and water heaters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #121 Nov 1970 (v.20#8) pg. 52

Mid-winter maintenance tips for furnace, thermostat and hot water heater.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #141 Jan 1973 (v.23#1) pg. 54

Repairs and adjustments that the homeowner can make on a gas furnace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #169 Jan 1976 (v.26#1) pg. 38

Basic maintenance a homeowner can do on a warm air furnace. Covers oiling the motor and fan, replacing a dust filter and cleaning the furnace humidifier.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #178 Feb 1977 (v.27#1) pg. 40

What you should know about the forced warm air furnace. A description of the basic maintenance that the homeowner can do. A list of things to check before calling a serviceman when the furnace fails.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #184 Oct 1977 (v.27#7) pg. 28

A look at small heaters that can be used to heat a workshop in an unheated garage or outbuilding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #185 Nov-Dec 1977 (v.27#8) pg. 44

A look at wood-burning and multi-fuel furnaces. Tips on furnace shopping, picking the right size unit, special features to check, and installing the unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #188 Mar 1978 (v.28#3) pg. 32

Tips: What to do when the furnace quits, when a radiator isn't heating, or when a boiler makes rumbling noises.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 29

How to locate the source of furnace noises and eliminate them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 50

Guidelines for furnace inspection and maintenance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #214 Dec 1980 (v.30#10) pg. 64

New gas heating furnaces reduce fuel use by 25%. A look at what is available and how they work.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #231 Sep 1982 (v.32#7) pg. 76

Best ways to warm up your favorite rooms. How to chose a heating alternative that fits your needs. Looks at wood stoves, space heaters, solar heat, and kerosene heaters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #253 Nov 1984 (v.34#9) pg. 34

Simple furnace maintenance tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #266 Feb 1986 (v.36#2) pg. 34

Tips on balancing your forced-air heating system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #266 Feb 1986 (v.36#2) pg. 46

Quick fixes. What to do if the furnace won't start.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #285 Jan 1988 (v.38#1) pg. 54

How to get your conventional gas-fired forced-air furnace ready for winter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #292 Oct 1988 (v.38#8) pg. 50

Choosing a new central heating system. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #293 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.38#9) pg. 45

Add-on heat. What is available in permanently installed space heaters. Tips on selection and installation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 57

How a house works. Heating systems, humidity and air movement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #305 Feb 1990 (v.40#2) pg. 12

Chasing the winter chills. (1) Adjusting a thermostat. (2) Stopping a window draft. (3) Adjusting dampers in duct system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #353 Nov-Dec 1994 (v.44#10) pg. 24

Warm bathroom floors. Advice on selecting and installing three systems (radiant floor heat, cove heater, kickspace heater) to bring extra heat into a bathroom.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #354 Jan 1995 (v.45#1) pg. 54

Tips on bleeding trapped air in a hot water heating system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #363 Nov 1995 (v.45#10) pg. 10

Central heating systems. Describes the features of a forced-air heating system and explains strengths and weaknesses of high-efficiency systems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 24

How a house works. Solutions to three room addition pitfalls. (1) Extending a home's heating and cooling system into the addition. (2) Good window orientation. (3) Cathedral ceiling framing methods.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 95

Tuning up a noisy furnace. How to adjust the belt and lubricate blower motor and fan shaft bearings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #382 Oct 1997 (v.47#9) pg. 10

Warm up a cold room. Causes and cures to the problem of uneven heat distribution.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 91

Tips on installing hot water pipes over a compacted-rock floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 12

Radiant-floor heating. An overview of the updated version of an ancient system.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 4

Tips on applying a wood floor over a radiant-slab floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 10

Tips on installing radiant-heating pipes under a tile floor and heating the water using a wood stove.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 12

Warm floors. A well-designed, radiant-floor heating system.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 10

An AirCore floor. Heat from a solar room is pushed through the hollow cores of concrete blocks to heat a room. The concrete blocks serve as the floor of a room addition.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 50

Blowing hot air. A heating designer looks at conventional forced-air heating systems.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 44
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 4

Mixing forced-air and boiler heat. This system provides air conditioning, radiant-floor heat and domestic hot water. Limited design and installation information is included.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 84
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 6

A primer on heating systems. How to match the system to your climate, your house, and your needs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #107 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 50
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 12

Heating choices for a separate workshop building. Looks at kerosene, wood, radiant floor, radiant ceiling, and propane.
FINE WOODWORKING #133 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 89

Basic considerations when replacing a furnace, central air conditioner or water heater.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1987 (v.204#4) pg. 218

How to heat an addition to your house. Information on tying on to an existing system and a look at installing a separate heating unit. Electric heaters, heating-cooling units, gas heaters, oil fired space heaters, wood and coal stoves, chimney heat reclaimers and solar heating options are explored.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 56

How to balance your heating system to improve comfort in each room.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 63

Thirty-one ways to make a cold room comfortable. Tips on keeping cold air out, on improving heat supply and how to bring in new heat.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 60

A look at heating with propane.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 22

Venting gas-fired heaters. Some tips on the use of both vented and unvented gas-fired space heaters.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 53

When to replace your furnace. What is available in new furnaces, how much fuel will they save, costs, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #713 Sep 1987 (v.83) pg. 44

Best ways to heat an addition. Advice from a professional heating engineer.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 18

Hot tips on home heating systems. A buyer's guide to the best in central heating equipment.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 40

Three updated alternatives to replace or add to your present home heating system. (1) Radiant floors. (2) Ground-source heat-pump system. (3) Thermal-mass heat storage.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 48

Home heating options. How to evaluate and upgrade your system's performance.
HOME MECHANIX #788 Sep 1994 (v.90) pg. 58

Advice on the best way to heat an addition to a home that has a forced-air heating system.
HOME MECHANIX #802 Feb 1996 (v.92) pg. 10

Fine-tuning your heating system. How to clean and adjust your furnace, distribution system, and control system.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1983 (v.8#6) pg. 53
Correction HOMEOWNER Mar 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 8

How to tune-up your heating system yourself.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1984 (v.9#9) pg. 63

How to install a replacement furnace. Some tips.
HOMEOWNER May 1985 (v.10#4) pg. 22

Know your home's heating system. Part 1. A look inside hot-air furnaces.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1985 (v.10#9) pg. 50

Know your home's heating system. Part 2. Hot-water and steam systems.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1985 (v.10#10) pg. 50

Tips on reducing noise caused by a forced-air furnace.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 66

Be your own house contractor. SPECIAL GUIDE to the PBS television series "Hometime". (1) How to work with designers, choose contractors and coordinate schedules. (2) Foundation options. (3) Framing fundamentals. (4) Mechanical systems (plumbing, heating, electrical). (5) Finishing the shell (roofing, siding, windows). (6) Energy efficiency. (7) Interior finishing. (8) Choosing & installing cabinets.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.14#1) pg. 19
Correction HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 4
Added Info HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 7

Cold-weather comfort. Cures for cold spots, drafts, sub-par heating systems and other household disorders.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.14#9) pg. 46

Winter comfort guide. A comparison of what different home heating fuels really cost.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1990 (v.15#9) pg. 59

How to give your furnace or fireplace the combustion air it needs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 116

A look at through-wall heating/cooling systems that can heat a room addition.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 106

How to check a boiler or water heater to make sure all safety devices are working.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 85

A look at what's available in dual-fuel furnaces.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1980 (v.5#6) pg. 54

Eight sure ways to trim your fuel bills. Looks at fireplace inserts, portable heaters, wood & coal stoves, recovering waste heat, stopping air leaks, and insulating.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#5) pg. 68

How to heat an addition to your home.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 39

How to fine tune your heating plant. Adjustments you can make to get more heat with less fuel.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1982 (v.7#5) pg. 56

Tune up your heating system.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #437 Oct 1964 (v.60) pg. 94

Installing an auxiliary gas heater in a basement.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #462 Nov 1966 (v.62) pg. 119

Fourteen tips for cutting heating bills.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #463 Dec 1966 (v.62) pg. 92

Tips on how to cut your home heating bills in half.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #522 Nov 1971 (v.67) pg. 132

How to choose an auxiliary heat source for a workshop.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #523 Dec 1971 (v.67) pg. 97

Some of the new furnaces available and a chart comparing the system efficiency of several models.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #546 Nov 1973 (v.69) pg. 122

Tips on adding extra heating devices to warm up cold rooms.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #548 Jan 1974 (v.70) pg. 100

A heating system for your fun home. How to install your own furnace in a vacation home. Tips on selecting heater, installing ductwork and prefabricated metal chimneys.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #557 Oct 1974 (v.70) pg. 74

Twelve ways (tips) to save on heating fuel.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #560 Jan 1975 (v.71) pg. 46

Now it may pay to switch furnaces. A look at new furnace developments with higher efficiencies. Guidelines for helping you compute whether to repair an old furnace or to replace it with a new one.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #592 Sep 1977 (v.73) pg. 92

Furnace fix-ups you can do. A guide to maintenance and simple repairs you can make to your furnace. Covers controls, fuel supply, air supply, the burner, combustion chamber and the heat carrier.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #595 Dec 1977 (v.73) pg. 100

How to cope with a cold house. How to dress so you're comfortable at lower temperatures and tips on blocking off air leaks.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #619 Dec 1979 (v.75) pg. 40

A look at radiant heating panels that can be installed in a ceiling.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #619 Dec 1979 (v.75) pg. 80

50 ways to stay warm and pay less.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #627 Aug 1980 (v.76) pg. 48

Furnace and boiler checks you can make.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #628 Sep 1980 (v.76) pg. 70

A retrofit hydronic system. Tips on installing your own forced-hot-water baseboard heating system.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #642 Nov 1981 (v.77) pg. 132

Prepare for winter. Part 3. Getting your heating system ready for winter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #653 Oct 1982 (v.78) pg. 62

How to install a direct-vent gas heater.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #658 Mar 1983 (v.79) pg. 92

How to measure your furnace's efficiency. Includes information on selecting a test kit to properly check your furnace.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #669 Feb 1984 (v.80) pg. 60

Planning the heating system for an addition to your house. Using your existing furnace and alternative systems are both considered.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #677 Sep 1984 (v.80) pg. 70, 77

Reports on research for providing heat from decomposing organic matter. Includes construction details for a compost-pile heat source.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #65 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 122

A look at radiant heating systems. Includes a product review of radiant heaters available today.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1980 (v.1#8) pg. 42

The tighter house. Part 8. Ways to improve your heating system.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1981 (v.2#1) pg. 61

New heaters for low-energy homes. Tips on selecting and using small space heaters, such as direct-venting kerosene, direct-venting gas, unvented minifurnaces, etc.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1982 (v.3#8) pg. 66

Energy products: don't get ripped off. Part 2. Heating and cooling products.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1982 (v.3#9) pg. 59

How to fine-tune your gas furnace.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1983 (v.4#9) pg. 24

Cost-effective home design. Money-saving advice on heating systems and insulation for energy-efficient residences.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1984 (v.5#5) pg. 72

Nine do-it-yourself adjustments to make on a forced-air gas furnace that can improve its efficiency.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 38

Quieting a steam heating system. Curing thumps, gurgles and hisses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1973 (v.1#1) pg. 7

Heating the early American home. A look at a unique hot water heating system which employs forced air convection radiators in each room. Other heating tips also included.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1976 (v.4#12) pg. 1

The energy-efficient old house. How to make energy-related improvements to an old house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.8#9) pg. 105

Fine tuning a hot water heating system. Covers draining the system, refilling radiators, and care of the pump.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 167

Heating system alternatives for the older house. A look at the relative cost of gas, oil, electric and heat pump.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1981 (v.9#9) pg. 210

Tuning up a steam heating system.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1981 (v.9#11) pg. 252

A look at ten ways Japanese families keep warm during the winter without using large amounts of expensive fuels.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1977 (v.24#3) pg. 120

A look at how masonry heaters work.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1979 (v.26#11) pg. 138

A look at multifuel furnaces capable of heating an entire home using two or more dissimilar fuels. A look at the categories available and a comparison chart for the major brands.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1979 (v.26#12) pg. 78

Two-speed automatic fan control for your furnace. Fan speed is determined by the heating load on the system.

Add a triac variable-speed blower-motor control and continuous air circulation to your warm-air heating system.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1982 (v.20#8) pg. 52
Correction COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Nov 1982 (v.20#11) pg. 6

Complete cycling heating and venting system control circuit for any small enclosed space is used to activate fan motors to maintain a constant temperature level. Application to a two-story house is also discussed.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 73
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 28

Reduce heating costs with the Fuel Miser, a solid-state, optically isolated, duty-cycle furnace controller. Works with gas, oil or electric furnaces.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 35
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 3
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1993 (v.10#7) pg. 3
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1993 (v.10#11) pg. 3

Automatic blower control. Modernize your older warm-air furnace with this circuit which starts sending warm air 30-seconds after the furnace is activated (instead of waiting for the bonnet temperature to reach 100+ degrees).
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 31
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 6

Installing zone heating.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1963 (v.120#4) pg. 172

Wiring forced-air heating systems for continuous air circulation for more uniform heat distribution.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1967 (v.128#4) pg. 178

Furnace repairs you can make when a oil or gas furnace stops working.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1968 (v.129#1) pg. 192

Tips on seven ways to reduce energy consumption and cut fuel bills.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1973 (v.139#1) pg. 70

Zoned heating, balanced comfort throughout your home. Improve furnace efficiency by installing zoned heat controls in your hot air or hot water system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1974 (v.142#4) pg. 142

Routine maintenance to keep your heating system operating efficiently.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1974 (v.142#4) pg. 150

The ten worst heat thieves in your home and how to halt their waste.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 112

Furnace fix-ups that save fuel and money. A checklist of items to look at before calling the serviceman.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1977 (v.147#2) pg. 104

Fifteen simple steps to make your furnace produce more heat this winter. Covers oil and gas fired units, both forced air and boiler style.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1978 (v.150#4) pg. 120

How to install a multi-fuel boiler. Includes information on boiler maintenance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1979 (v.152#4) pg. 122

Five ways to get more heat from a furnace.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 130

Space heaters. How to choose from among 31 types.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 102

How to get more heat from a space heater. Tips on efficient operation of wood, kerosene, coal, electric, oil, and gas space heaters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 104

Homebuilt, outdoor furnace burns wood or combustible trash to heat a home and provide domestic hot water. Built of concrete blocks, the unit uses sand to store heat. Est. cost: $500 to $1600.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 32

Preseason checklist to get heating equipment ready for winter. Looks at gas and oil furnaces, heat pump, fireplace, portable heaters, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 111

Auxiliary space heaters. Suggestions for their proper use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 132

Tip: Use plastic dropcloths to reduce the volume of air to heat in a garage or workshop.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1983 (v.159#1) pg. 46

Tips on calculating the payback period for a new furnace (based on the manufacturer's "Energyguide" ratings).
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1990 (v.167#9) pg. 64

Purchase a fuel-efficient gas- or oil-furnace. How to consider the efficiency rating of the unit, the cost of energy and the purchase price when making a choice.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1991 (v.168#1) pg. 55

Step-by-step tuneup techniques for a forced-air gas furnace.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1991 (v.168#9) pg. 59

Routine heating and cooling system tuneup techniques.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1992 (v.169#4) pg. 74

A new firebox liner that you can install yourself to improve furnace efficiency.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1965 (v.187#3) pg. 148

Tune up your heating system to peak efficiency. Tips for oil and gas furnaces.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 124

Replace a one-speed blower on hot air furnaces with a two-speed model. By having the blower run all of the time (high speed when heating and low speed otherwise) you will keep the air circulating and reduce fuel needed to heat your home.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 128

How to get top performance from your home heating system. Includes cleaning and adjusting thermostat, a look at some accessory equipment and zoned systems.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 102

The Lockbox House. Part 14. Radiant panel heaters installed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1974 (v.205#5) pg. 122

How to figure the best places to cut heat loss in your house. Figures, formulas and a case history shows how to save the most heat for the least investment of time and money. A look a some of the less obvious places to install insulation in order to save heat.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1975 (v.207#3) pg. 97

Outside venting - will it help your furnace burn less fuel? Two designs for venting and comments by an expert.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1976 (v.208#2) pg. 118
Correction POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1976 (v.208#6) pg. 4

A look at combination furnaces that burn either gas or oil and a solid fuel (wood, coal or both). How they work, a look at creosote danger, and a chart of the heating potential for various woods. Also includes names and addresses of manufacturers of combination home-heating equipment.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1977 (v.211#4) pg. 106

Outside venting of your furnace room or fireplace might provide needed fresh air to improve the efficiency of combustion. Some tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1978 (v.213#6) pg. 116

High-efficiency home heating systems. Part 2. Gas-fired systems.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1979 (v.215#5) pg. 60

An expert helps you choose and install heating-system add-ons. Looks at thermostats, humidifiers, dampers, fresh-air intake, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1984 (v.225#4) pg. 104

New ways to cut energy costs. Covers weatherstripping, insulation, energy-efficient glazing, heating system modifications and ways to cut water-heating costs.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1986 (v.1#3) pg. 60

The new high-efficiency furnaces. How they work and what is available.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.2#8) pg. 40

Heating system blues. Cure common comfort problems (hot spots, cold drafts, etc.).
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.2#8) pg. 44

Gas furnace tune-up. 8 steps to a trouble-free heating season.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1987 (v.2#9) pg. 72

Tips on retrofitting an existing house with under-the-floor radiant heat. The ideas shown are appropriate for first floor use where the subfloor is accessable from the basement.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 12

A primer on gas forced-air heating systems. Troubleshooting your furnace, testing for leaks in heat exchangers, improving your furnace's efficiency, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 16
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.4#3) pg. 8

A rule of thumb for estimating fuel savings from lower thermostat settings at night.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1989 (v.4#1) pg. 6

A look at European radiant hydronic heating panels and radiant-floor heating options.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 24

Check out your heating system to insure safe, efficient, economical heating.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1965 (v.36#11) pg. 73

How to prepare your furnace for winter.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1970 (v.41#10) pg. 68

Appliance advice from the pros. 48 maintenance tips that will help your household appliances run better and last longer.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #833 Mar 1999 (v.95) pg. 55

A buyer's guide to portable heaters. A look at the different types that are available and a chart comparing 17 different models.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 22 1979 (v.43#3) pg. 64

Tip on keeping your heating plant in order.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 46

Simple adjustment and cleaning to prepare your furnace for winter.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1969 (v.25#5) pg. 20

Tune up your house for winter. Tips on adding insulation, caulking, glazing, weatherstripping, roof repairs, cleaning furnace, etc.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 4

Finding the "comfort zone" in home heating and cooling. Tips on finding the correct combination of clothing, temperature, humidity, etc. to produce the most comfortable indoor environment.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1986 (v.42#4) pg. 25

Home heating. Part 1. Fundamentals and high-efficiency furnaces.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1987 (v.43#5) pg. 19

Home heating. Part 2. High-efficiency furnaces and boilers.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1987 (v.43#6) pg. 18