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My Houzz: Sustainability Meets Global Style on an Australian Hilltop
It puts the power of the sun to work while keeping the budget in check and family socializing front and center
"store heat — north-facing windows that let sunshine flood in, heat-absorbing rammed-earth... water are heated together. The domestic hot water also heats the concrete floors in winter... solar heated and boosted by a high-efficiency heat pump.... solar-heated water pipes embedded in concrete slab. The combination allows the house... redirect heat so that even on the hottest days, all the homeowners need are a few open..."
Houzz Tour: Bright, Sun-Warmed New England Getaway
Country views, flexible living space and a just-right size make for a soothing, comfortable family retreat
"cost of heating a home in New England, they were easily persuaded by architect Stephanie... — one heated primarily by the sun. Horowitz is a principal architect at ZeroEnergy... rs of electricity per month on average, a number that could go down to zero if the... energy for heating compared to a similar new home built to code requirements.... backup heat the family requires beyond the passive heat, as well as air conditioning..."
Roof Overhangs Project Lower Energy Costs
"break from heat and humidity. But no matter your locale, there is one building feature... light from heating up the house in the summer. This means less need for air conditioning... light and heat in during the cooler months, which again saves in energy and electricity... days when heat is needed and base 75 degrees during days when air conditioning is needed... distribute the heat throughout the day, helping to warm the house. Not all roof overhangs..."
"household electricity through a 2.8kw system (when power is not needed, it feeds back... solar heating system provides for domestic hot water and a passive solar ground-level... used to heat the pool. The natural flow of hot and cool air is fortified by the use... floor heating and separate central air conditioning in the ceilings. Although these..."
The High Life: Clerestory Windows
"need for electric light during the day. For those of us in urban areas, they are pa... invite heat in from the sun. In the summer, trees and window shades can help minimize... excessive heat gain. *If you're installing clerestory windows on the south side of a... reduce heat loss. More: Expand Your View With Picture Windows..."
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Hillside House
Houzz Tour: Resourcefulness Shows in a Rugged Montana Cabin
Reclaimed materials and a simple plan help a carpenter build his own inviting, energy-efficient home
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Radius House
5 Benefits to Concrete Floors for Everyday Living
Get low-maintenance home flooring that creates high impact and works with home styles from traditional to modern
"radiant heat might be the electric mats in the bathroom. I have mini-splits (heat... only on electric space heaters to heat my house. If the day ever comes when I can... have ONLY electric heating. I hope to go solar one of these days. I know there are... floor heat systems that use electric tapes or whatever, and I will consider them... radiant heat installers ( any suggestions or pointers on the in floor heat?) I ok..."
Everyday Home Must-Haves Beg for a Makeover
The Nest's much-improved take on the thermostat has us pondering reinventions of other necessities around the house
"switch to electric heat. We've tried painting them, hiding them with curtains, but no... placement of heat outlets, is problematic with every type but under-floor heating. And why... age, all electric appliances should come with electric and battery power and a wireless... of the electrical panel. How many basement dens, bedrooms, and in my case, living... underfloor heating warms the whole room? Water closets are wasteful, we spend a penny..."
8 Little Remodeling Touches That Make a Big Difference
Make your life easier while making your home nicer, with these design details you'll really appreciate
"(water, not electric) heating in our new house we just built. We have tile bathrooms, carpet... you want heated floors under multiple surfaces, you should consider radiant heat throughout... add an electrical outlet on a fireplace mantel, even if just for holiday lights.... floor heating is making a comeback and is so wonderful to have in colder climates... Remember to heat from below and cool from above, if possible, because hot air rises and..."
Houzz Tour: Sustainable, Comfy Living in 196 Square Feet
Solar panels, ship-inspired features and minimal possessions make this tiny Washington home kind to the earth and cozy for the owners
"Efficient heat pump heating and air conditioning (super small sized as the outside walls... benefit of heating the floor. The propane heating system worked very well but for when... could be heated by propane or electric. Like the couple in this article I only heated... that had electric heat and spent no more than $30.00 a month in a much colder winter... users of electricity, so if you are living small, not using a dryer should be a part..."
7 Ways to Charge Up and Connect After Disaster
"gas, no electricity, no Internet access and no phone service. And no place is safe... you need electricity to charge your phone. If you’re relying on candles during electrical... access, electricity, phone service, Internet access and gasoline — all at the same... Florida electrical worker who is there to help you get your electricity back on. He... retain heat and act as a radiator. Ours heated a four bedroom home comfortably even..."
Basement of the Week: Movies, Workouts and Billiards
Family togetherness moves to a whole other level with a remodeled basement designed to appeal to all
"radiant electric heating mats underneath the floor (240V). This kind of stuff has... (installing an electrical sub-panel for 240V breakers just for heating). One of the reasons... underfloor heating - or buying a nice fireplace for the look. Underfloor heating is usually... run the electric for a radiant heat floor would be the same cost as running a 60 W... probably go electric. How did you do this in 2 months? This looks like 20K+ worth of..."
Original Home Details: What to Keep, What to Cast Off
"infloor heating (It's glorious!). New insulation, electrical, plumbing, and roof- Mostly... (plumbing, electrical, heating, roof, siding) well-maintained and up to date, but leave... plumbing and electrical systems. My last house was a craftsman style, circa 1920's with... plumbing and electrical. Although we are trying to keep the original elements as best as... adding new electrical/plumbing. I believe that owners of older homes are like stewards..."