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Is Radiant Heating or Cooling Right for You?
Questions to ask before you go for one of these temperature systems in your floors or walls (yes, walls)
"forced air too. The upper level will be heated with forced air only. If you want air... forced air. Radiant floor warmed air is stationary. Our feet aren't colder than... the cool air out into the living spaces. Some of the houses have had those lines bust... forced air gas. Cost of warm board itself and it's competitor (name escapes me) is... ambient air) at different times of the day for every day of the week. Those are great..."
How Low Should Your Drapes Go?
Hover, brush the floor or pool like Scarlett O'Hara's tears — we give you the lowdown on curtain length options
"heating and air conditioning, when people put up drapes for protection from the elements... the cold air that comes through glass. The hot air of the radiator sends that cold air... the hot air vent and the wall. It looks actually pretty and keeps the hot air from... heated air into the window space instead of into the room? Now that's a good question... heat and air ducts are smack under the place where curtains would be pulled back. The..."
The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care
"is an air-to-air heat pump and a 'ground loop'. Air-to-air heat pumps built by Fujitsu... has an air-to-air heat exchanger which passes warmth from the stale outgoing air to... due to air infiltration - air that carried moisture/vapor that condensed on the inside... 'water-to-air' heat exchanger, which heats incoming air in the winter (from say, -15... incoming air. In the summer , the incoming air is cooled from say, 30C to 22 C. In the..."
Are Ceiling Fans the Kiss of Death for Design?
Ceiling fans get a bad rap for being clunky and outdated, but these streamlined styles and a bevy of pros beg to differ
"bedrooms for air circulation, energy efficiency, etc. The home we live in now has ceiling... Circulate the air and save money on heating and air conditioning. We built a custom home... by MincaAire. I do hope that the fans in our Florida home break down soon so I'll have... fans, for air movement, but so often they are really ugly. The ones pictured here are... power than air con! Personally, I like a fan that no one remembers. A fan that is barely..."
How to Add a Radiant Heat System
Enjoy comfy, consistent temperatures and maybe even energy savings with hydronic heating and cooling
"forced air air conditioning system. Since I had to have the ducting for the air c... forced air...it also doesn't make the air dry or create static. Another great benefit... for an air conditioner, or else rely on increasing comfort with air movement (fans... forced air. I'll also add that I do not have radiant heat but I do have baseboard... forced air systems. I think a nice compromise on a full radiant heating system would..."
Sleep Happier and Healthier in a Toxin-Free Bedroom
Light pollution, toxic bedding, wallpaper that off-gases ... if you're not getting good sleep, these bedroom blights might be to blame
"Therapure air purifier by Envion for the bedroom. It's silent and cleans the air beautifully... fresh air. Duh, how about some plants--pretty much required for "clean" air, no?... indoor air come with serious caveats, and some indoor-air experts argue that plants... tests of air quality before and after? Is your statement that your air purifier based... through the air I think is also toxic. The air purifiers have changed everything for the..."
Love to Cook? You Need a Fan. Find the Right Kind for You
Don't send budget dollars up in smoke when you need new kitchen ventilation. Here are 9 top types to consider
"how much air your house is sucking in and where that air is coming from. A "worst case... All that air is being sucked out of your house and is being replaced by air coming in... a Jenn-Air smooth-top range with a built-in downdraft in our island and it was the... the Jenn-Air cook top ceased to work properly and was not able to be repaired. I realize... e the air (slightly filtered) back into the room are pointless and can contribute..."
Insulation Basics: Heat, R-Value and the Building Envelope
Learn how heat moves through a home and the materials that can stop it, to make sure your insulation is as effective as you think
"area. Hot air is less dense than cold air and will rise as cold air is more dense and... with air infiltration but it is not doing our air quality any favors. I personally... fresh air .. but you can seal a house and then provide the fresh air in a way that... External air source, fan circulation of internal air and a special ceramic insert in... n and air sealing for the thermal and air barrier to work effectively. On the..."
7 Window Treatments That Can Lower Your Energy Bills
Beautify your windows, keep your home cool and reduce energy use all at once with the right covering
"blast the air conditioning. Explore some of these window treatment ideas instead.... increase air flow and reduce the need for air conditioning as well as solar screens... help stop air infiltration and air movement from the windows as they have a frame that... needed air conditioning. I found that once you learn the rhythm if your house--these... 'pockets' trap air against your windows to prevent temperature change. They're a great option..."
Is Cabin Fever Real? Share Your Story
Are snow piles across the U.S. leading to masses of irritability and boredom? We want to hear your experience
"cold air is sending the mercury down to the negative double digits as far south... with no air con, fans blowing hot air all over your sweaty bod, and migraines from... inside with air conditioning. I have never experienced anything like that before. It... with our air con broken, it's getting a little hard to handle! Icy poles (or freezies... "fresh air" I need. I like it, finally I can aloud myself to be lazy! :)) on weekends..."
10 Ways to Fight Pollen at Home
"fresh air this time of year, it’s best to keep the yellow stuff out. Here are some... into the air. After never having allergies, I suffered horribly for the first eleven... clean air. I feel for you, Becky. I just walked past the mugu pines in my front... plant air purifier which pretty much gets rid of pollen indoors and dramatically... to be air-cooled, the engines release 100% of their tailgate emissions directly into..."
Cool Your House (and Costs) With the Right Insulation
Insulation offers one of the best paybacks on your investment in your house. Here are some types to discuss with your contractor
"effective if air sealing is as complete as possible. Incomplete air sealing is like wearing... with an air-gap between them. Sorry, you can't fill that air-gap with insulation,... barrier) and air barrier are suited to work with your insulation product and each other... you make air sealing a priority before insulation? The guy who did my house did a brilliant... stale/moist air and replace it with fresh), like an HRV or ERV. Look to ASHRAE for recommended..."
Clean-Burning Woodstoves Ignite a Greener Heating Trend
No need to rely on oil or gas to heat your home — new woodstove designs burn cleanly and are beautiful to boot
"and poor air quality that traditional fireplaces and older woodstoves cause can leave... 'spare the air' days due to warmth and car exhaust. But it is actually during the winter... issue for air quality. I live in N. California and many new builds cannot offer wood... the warm air down the hall and into the bedrooms, we find the wood stove heats the home... s and air pollution. @ mgranskou - we looked into those soapstone / masonry wood-burning..."
What's That Sound? 9 Home Noises and How to Fix Them
Bumps and thumps might be driving you crazy, but they also might mean big trouble. We give you the lowdown and which pro to call for help
"cushion of air at the top of the holding tank for the water. We use an air compressor... handle the air compressor, but ... Let water out of tank while letting air in? Also --... the air cushion instead of the air compressor trick. Olldbobbi, I enjoy reading... when our air conditioner goes off & on to keep us cool. The ductwork must be made of... admits air to a plumbing system when siphoning occurs. Be advised, AAVs are not permitted..."
10 Great Outdoor Chill Zones
Whether you have a huge poolside deck or a sliver of a patio, these ideas will kick stress to the curb all summer long
"fresh air is a great way to loosen up, unwind and let go. Summer may still seem far... bigger air pockets and allows it to dry faster than regular 'indoor' foam. Use this... on the air conditioner and sitting in the comfort of my home or office. Are you for... real, air conditioner guy? Try lying in a lovely breezy shady spot under a beautifull... agree with air conditioner man that when it hit triple digits in Memphis, I like my air..."