Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
HVAC & Mechanicals
Another use for your Shop-Vac
Extreme heat and humidity can drive moisture deep into framing cavities which can cause mold, rot, and structural damage
Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite
Rinnai uses the cold water line as a recirculating loop to save the cost of adding more plumbing
Making vinyl siding look great by eliminating ugly J-channel
Turns out, ducts buried under insulation actually can work to save energy and eliminate condensation inside the ducts. If you seal and insulate them first
The physics and mechanics of turning cold water into hot showers
Three-pronged solution to indoor pollution: Isolate, eliminate, and ventilate
Houses cannot expand and contract with changes in pressure like balloons can. Instead, they need paths for air to balance the pressure
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.
As houses are built tighter, they exchange less air between inside and outside. This saves energy, but the inside air can get stale if you don't have a fan and a plan
These mighty-mites can provide heating, cooling, and air-mixing for a well-insulated house, but they look so darned—European. It is hard for many Americans to warm up to them.