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  • How to with Fox 2: Test your home for radon gas

    How to with Fox 2: Test your home for radon gas

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:06:06 GMT
    Jeff Lee with Mechanical Heating and Cooling explains how to why it's so important to test your home for radon gas.
    Jeff Lee with Mechanical Heating and Cooling explains how to why it's so important to test your home for radon gas.
  • How to: prepare for the fall

    How to: prepare for the fall

    Thursday, August 8 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-08-08 15:55:33 GMT
    As we see that summer is finally winding down, there's a few simple thing to do to make sure you will be ready for this coming winter season.
    As we see that summer is finally winding down, there's a few simple thing to do to make sure you will be ready for this coming winter season.
  • How to: handle gas leaks

    How to: handle gas leaks

    Thursday, August 8 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-08-08 15:54:51 GMT
    The gas we use to cook with, heat our homes and even warm our water is nothing to be afraid of, but it is necessary to be aware of the dangers it can present.
    The gas we use to cook with, heat our homes and even warm our water is nothing to be afraid of, but it is necessary to be aware of the dangers it can present.
  • How to: test for Radon

    How to: test for Radon

    Thursday, August 8 2013 11:53 AM EDT2013-08-08 15:53:51 GMT
    Radon is an invisible and odorless radioactive gas which occurs naturally from decaying uranium underneath the earth's surface.
    Radon is an invisible and odorless radioactive gas which occurs naturally from decaying uranium underneath the earth's surface.
  • How to install a lighted switch

    How to install a lighted switch

    Wednesday, September 19 2012 4:00 PM EDT2012-09-19 20:00:23 GMT
    Jeff Lee of Mechanical Heating and Cooling demonstrates how to change out an old light switch with a much cooler 'lighted switch' to make it easier to find it in the middle of the night. First he removes
    Jeff Lee of Mechanical Heating and Cooling demonstrates how to change out an old light switch with a much cooler 'lighted switch' to make it easier to find it in the middle of the night. First he removes
  • Voltage tester can keep you safe when doing electrical work

    Voltage tester can keep you safe when doing electrical work

    Wednesday, September 19 2012 2:12 PM EDT2012-09-19 18:12:25 GMT
    Perhaps you want to do some electrical work around the house like changing out a broken light switch.  A non-contact voltage tester can help you determine when the power is shut off.
    Perhaps you want to do some electrical work around the house like changing out a broken light switch.  A non-contact voltage tester can help you determine when the power is shut off.
  • Ductless air conditioning for your home

    Ductless air conditioning for your home

    Monday, June 25 2012 4:46 PM EDT2012-06-25 20:46:23 GMT
    Without having to tear out walls to feed ducts for a central air conditioning system, ductless air conditioners attach to a small portion of just about any wall and require no reconstruction.
    Without having to tear out walls to feed ducts for a central air conditioning system, ductless air conditioners attach to a small portion of just about any wall and require no reconstruction.
  • Tips for Dryer Safety

    Tips for Dryer Safety

    Cleaning out your dryer tray isn't the only way to keep your home and family safe. Here are some other things you should do to ensure safe drying.
    Cleaning out your dryer tray isn't the only way to keep your home and family safe. Here are some other things you should do to ensure safe drying.
  • Water Siren Alerts You of Flooded Basement

    Water Siren Alerts You of Flooded Basement

    Heavy Michigan rains lead to plenty of flooded basements. But fear not. A cool new tool is available that will send an alert to your cell phone the minute water hits the floor.
    Heavy Michigan rains lead to plenty of flooded basements. But fear not. A cool new tool is available that will send an alert to your cell phone the minute water hits the floor.
  • Understanding How the Home Energy Audit Works

    Understanding How the Home Energy Audit Works

    Have you ever wondered if there was a way to tell just how much money you could save if you didn’t have all the gaps and air drafts leaking cold air in your home?
    Have you ever wondered if there was a way to tell just how much money you could save if you didn’t have all the gaps and air drafts leaking cold air in your home?
  • Preventing Air Conditioning Terrorism

    Preventing Air Conditioning Terrorism

    With copper and aluminum prices at an all time high, it's no wonder we're seeing a rash of stolen air conditioning units around our communities… even the best of neighborhoods!  In less than two minutes time, thieves can...
    With copper and aluminum prices at an all time high, it's no wonder we're seeing a rash of stolen air conditioning units around our communities… even the best of neighborhoods!  In less than two minutes time, thieves can...
  • Michigan Offers Rebates for Saving Energy

    Michigan Offers Rebates for Saving Energy

    Michigan Energy Options has been awarded a grant from the state of Michigan to provide appliance rebates for natural gas furnaces, propane furnaces, heating oil furnaces, natural gas water heaters, propane water heaters,...
    Michigan Energy Options has been awarded a grant from the state of Michigan to provide appliance rebates for natural gas furnaces, propane furnaces, heating oil furnaces, natural gas water heaters, propane water heaters,...
  • How to Avoid a Furnace Repair Scam

    How to Avoid a Furnace Repair Scam

    Jeff Lee from Mechanical Heating and Cooling makes sure you don't get caught in a furnace repair scam.
    Jeff Lee from Mechanical Heating and Cooling makes sure you don't get caught in a furnace repair scam.
  • New Themostats Make Programming Simple

    New Themostats Make Programming Simple

    If you need a little help with your themostat, this week's Fox 2 How 2 may have your answer.
    If you need a little help with your themostat, this week's Fox 2 How 2 may have your answer.
  • How To: The Many Uses for WD-40

    How To: The Many Uses for WD-40

    Here on the How To segments, we tend to use a wide variety of tools to accomplish a lot of different tasks. But now we're going to show you what we consider to be the aspirin of all tools -- WD-40.
    Here on the How To segments, we tend to use a wide variety of tools to accomplish a lot of different tasks. But now we're going to show you what we consider to be the aspirin of all tools -- WD-40.
  • FOX 2 How To: The Silent Killer

    FOX 2 How To: The Silent Killer

    Now that it’s officially furnace season, we're going to be talking about "how to" stay safe this upcoming winter season with the main topic being deadly carbon monoxide.
    Now that it’s officially furnace season, we're going to be talking about "how to" stay safe this upcoming winter season with the main topic being deadly carbon monoxide.
  • How to Find Free Tax Services

    How to Find Free Tax Services

    The IRS provides free publications, forms and other tax material and information to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations. Free help is available on the IRS Web site, by phone, at local IRS offices and at many community...
    The IRS provides free publications, forms and other tax material and information to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations. Free help is available on the IRS Web site, by phone, at local IRS offices and at many community...
  • Inside a Home Energy Audit

    Inside a Home Energy Audit

    Home energy audits can cut down on your energy bills and offer you some decent rebates from your electric and gas companies. Jeff Lee explains in this edition of 'How To with FOX 2.'
    Home energy audits can cut down on your energy bills and offer you some decent rebates from your electric and gas companies. Jeff Lee explains in this edition of 'How To with FOX 2.'
  • How To Avoid A Furnace Scam

    How To Avoid A Furnace Scam

    Jeff Lee explains how to avoid a furnace scam in order to save money and keep you and your family safe.
    Jeff Lee explains how to avoid a furnace scam in order to save money and keep you and your family safe.
  • Hotpod Heats & Cools Individual Rooms

    Hotpod Heats & Cools Individual Rooms

    Do you turn up your home's thermostat hoping to warm the whole house, but instead get stuck with a one warm room and a bunch of cold ones?
    Do you turn up your home's thermostat hoping to warm the whole house, but instead get stuck with a one warm room and a bunch of cold ones?
  • How to Properly Seal Ductwork

    How to Properly Seal Ductwork

    You may have heard that duct tape can fix just about everything. But what you may not know is that duct tape isn't the answer when it comes to sealing your home's ductwork.
    You may have heard that duct tape can fix just about everything. But what you may not know is that duct tape isn't the answer when it comes to sealing your home's ductwork.
  • What is Air Conditioner Reconditioning?

    What is Air Conditioner Reconditioning?

    It's not going to be long before we start seeing some really steamy temperatures. The last thing you're going to want to have happen is something to go wrong with your central air.  Jeff Lee share with you the ins and outs...
    It's not going to be long before we start seeing some really steamy temperatures. The last thing you're going to want to have happen is something to go wrong with your central air.  Jeff Lee share with you the ins and outs...
  • Rid Your Hot Water Heater of that Funky Smell

    Rid Your Hot Water Heater of that Funky Smell

    Does your hot water give off a rotten egg smell? One easy fix could rid your home of the funky smell and buy some extra life for your hot water heater.
    Does your hot water give off a rotten egg smell? One easy fix could rid your home of the funky smell and buy some extra life for your hot water heater.
  • How To: High Efficiency Furnace Credits

    How To: High Efficiency Furnace Credits

    By now, we should all realize that a high efficiency furnace is pretty much the only way to go here in Michigan.  When you get the government and the utility companies kicking you back money just for saving money, that's...
    By now, we should all realize that a high efficiency furnace is pretty much the only way to go here in Michigan.  When you get the government and the utility companies kicking you back money just for saving money, that's...
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