Posted in | News Provide Homeowners With Advice On How To Repair Or Maintain Their Heating Systems

Record cold and freezing temperatures affecting much of the U.S. are straining home heating systems across the country. Homeowners concerned about the effect of the cold temperatures on their systems can access the Heating and Cooling section of (, an online, interactive home repair resource. Heating system elements are addressed in detail on the site, including thermostat control, pilot light issues and radiant floor heating systems. A forum on the site connects visitors with knowledgeable contractors who can answer questions related to heating systems.

Columns on provide homeowners with advice on how to repair or maintain their heating systems. Recent topics include:

  • Bleeding the radiator and cleaning the hot water system
  • Duct cleaning
  • Dealing with gas leaks

Heating energy use has risen in many parts of the country. Auburn, CA experienced a ten percent increase during the recent cold snap, according to Pacific Gas & Electric Company spokeswoman Jennifer Ramp, who told the Auburn Journal that practicing home energy saving tips can make a big difference in heating bills. Homeowners looking for energy saving tips and personal responses to their heating system questions can find answers in the forums. Recent topics on the forums include "Black soot in hot air duct," "fixing an old gravity furnace" and "Heat Pump defrost cycle." is an online home repair resource that includes an interactive homeowner driven forum, contractor listings and home repair resources ranging from walls and floors to cabinets and plumbing. connects homeowners with top home repair specialists and contractors for specific home repair projects.

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