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Houzz Tour: Innovative Home, Heated and Cooled by Design
"ability to heat itself in winter and cool itself in summer. To do this requires careful... and to heat/cool, and if there are plans to make this design more mainstream. If you're... "self-heating" -imagine how much less oil we would be importing if all our homes... Breathtaking. Cool design, I loved the "ribbed" effect. But I'm not sure I am buying the... the heating thing. We have a cottage; a basic A-frame with a prow that is all windows..."
Chill Out: 10 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat Outdoors
Step away from the A/C's artificial blast — and treat yourself to these more natural cool-down methods in the great outdoors
"natural cool-down methods in the great outdoors... these cool features into your outdoor space, you'll find yourself spending more and... starts heating up an outdoor area, homeowners can instantly create an area that is... rays and heat, plus annoying insects that may be buzzing about. The screens can be either... yourself, a cool breeze will circulate the air to make the heat 8 degrees more bearable... g and cooling the immediate area around our skin. Sweating is definitely one of nature's..."
Architectural Sunscreens Take the Heat Off Homes
"you stay cool, play with light and create a stunning modern exterior... sun and heat while simultaneously providing visual interest to a facade. Major credit... solar heat. That same South side becomes anything but our friend in summer. So by... from the heat in the form of fixed or retracting awnings or screens, either vertical... of the heat contained in the sun's rays. Many colours and designs are available to..."
Floors Warm Up to Radiant Heat
Toasty toes and money saved are just two benefits of radiant heat under your concrete, wood or tile floors
"radiant heat under your concrete, wood or tile floors... energy to heat it before moving it inside — radiant heating uses a warm surface to transfer... so a heated floor soon means a heated room. In general, there are two types of... radiant heating. On a cold, rainy day, there's nothing that feels better upon waking... floor heated by a radiant in-floor system. Rather than rely on inefficient forced-air... transfer heat into a space. It's much like shining a light on a wall. And as we learned..."
Warm Up Your Bathroom With Heated Floors
"Heated bathroom flooring is not only a good investment, it’s a really nice feature... Ortega, a heated-flooring expert at Siles Remodeling, about what homeowners need to know... rain. Heated bathroom floors is a nessecity here. We also have heated floors in the... Underfloor heating is an efficient way of heating a room, as opposed to radiators, for... these heating cables are allowed to be used as a primary heat source in a room because..."
Blow Past the Heat With an Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Drop some degrees on your porch or patio while boosting its style, with an energy-efficient ceiling fan
"way to cool outdoor spaces since the 1900s — particularly in the South, where they've... summer heat. Today, porch ceiling fans are a wonderful way to create a breeze, add... to stay cool all summer long. Here, a few tips on how to incorporate a fan into your... movement and cooling potential. Ceiling fans are available in styles and materials that... way to cool the outdoor space. Ceiling fans are a great way to add more light to your..."
5 Steps to Improve Your Heating System Now
Increase your heater's efficiency and safety for lower energy bills and greater peace of mind this winter
"you: Your heating system needs your attention now. A few simple steps in the fall will... system (heat pump or GSHP) you could be spending more trying to "spot" heat your home... "watt" of heat out. Ground source heat pumps http://www.trane.com/residential/produ... source heat pumps are getting very close to that range!! Why not heat your whole home... crazy. ie heating it above 24C (75F) in winter but cooling it to 19C (66F) in summer..."
Guest Picks: How Do You Spell Urban Heat Relief?
Turn even a small balcony into a summer oasis with retreat-conjuring plants, furniture and accessories
"summer heat. — Justine from Design Skool... solar heat - you can block from 40 to 100 percent of the sun’s heat and damaging... urban heat relief! Given that practically the entire west coast of North America... urban heat relief (at the personal and community level)... rather than a list of... which are heat sources). Why are you blaming ikea for random people mentioning their... screens cut heat and glare, offer insect control, natural ventilation, and energy savings…and..."
Turn Up the Party Heat — the Sultry Decorating Secret
Give your home a warm and romantic vibe with candles at the entry, lined up along a wall, floating in martini glasses and more
Warming your Home: Stylish Heating Options
"types of heat in the home. I think there are so many more options for home heating that... much but heat sources in the home have definitely been on my mind! My apartment has... solar heating panels for the building!) But some of them are small things that I... for heating the home in a stylish, modern way. Another great heating option that you... are all heated up! I also love the idea of having a heated pool someday. What a perfect..."
Beat the Heat: Escape to the Basement
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Collards
Look out, spinach. For fall and spring gardens with a little heat, collard greens may be the better choice
"little heat, collard greens may be the better choice... handle heat, not bolting like spinach does, so you can plant this green for an early... to grow cool-season vegetables..."
Guest Picks: Add Some Color to Your Cool Summer Shower
"summer heat the cold shoulder when you chill out behind one of these stylish shower... weather heats up, I think everyone starts thinking of the same thing: cold water and... beach, cool showers become my best friend this season. Whether you use yours to cool... Very cool! Sometimes a good shower curtain is all that it takes to bring together... long for cool showers, no matter the time of day. A personal monogram on your shower..."
Cool Architecture for Hot Summers
Sun-repelling roofs, shades, windows and the natural flow of air can help your home weather heat waves
"time-tested heat-beating ideas — and some new ones — to consider.... daytime heat, releasing the heat at night when temperatures are cooler. An excellent... house cool naturally, especially when combined with recessed windows that are kept... warm with cool air, you'll make the interior of your home more comfortable. Add shade... letting heat in during the warm months. Providing a shading device over these areas..."
9 Cooling Rooftop Gardens