Material comes from Old-House Journal, Arts & Crafts Homes, Traditional Building, and web-exclusive contributions by the trade.
During major renovation—when a whole new HVAC system is part of the plan—it’s smart to consider today’s heating and cooling technologies and fossil-free alternatives. Most old-house owners, however, resort to upgrades, add-ons, and a mix of solutions to make heating more sustainable and affordable. The articles that follow address everything from repairing a cast-iron radiator to in-ground geothermal systems.
ARTICLES ON SYSTEM UPGRADES
Repairs and Efficiency for Radiators
Smart(er) Old Houses & Boosting Efficiency
Upgrades Without Starting Over
ARTICLES ON DOMESTIC WATER HEATING
ARTICLES ON NEWER SYSTEMS & RETROFITS
New Options Explained: mini splits, hi-velocity mini-duct systems, slim radiators & more
Suppliers: A comprehensive list of HVAC companies