All posts tagged "heat"
Fresh Air Fireplace
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began his famous “fireside chats” in 1933. The message warmed our hearts and America breathed a sigh of relief. Today, the new fresh air fireplace by Heatilator does much the same! First and...
- Posted November 20, 2014
Awnings – Cool Protectors
Even though the Sun is 93-million miles away, its rays are a powerful force — coming to Earth at 186,000 miles a second. Its heat, light and destructive ultra-violet rays wreak havoc on everything they touch, from...
- Posted August 21, 2014
Many people don’t realize that ceiling fans are big-top performers and three-ring crowd pleasers for all seasons. First, they cool a home by gently circulating air during the hot summer months and, second, when blades are reversed,...
- Posted August 5, 2014
Airing Out Vinyl Fumes
TV’s “Newlywed Game” premiered in 1966, and ever since new couples have been trying to answer tough questions about each other and about things like how to get that vinyl fumes smell out of all their wedding...
- Posted August 4, 2014
Warm up chilly ground water and save
Want to save big money on your utility bill? Ground water supplied to your home travels through underground pipes and the cool earth chills the liquid to 55 degrees Fahrenheit or less – naturally. The problem. Cold...
- Posted July 28, 2014
Some Cool Tips on How to Beat the Heat
Looking for ways to beat the heat? One or more of the following improvements will make your home more comfortable and lower your utility bill. Shade trees strategically located on the south or east sides of the...
- Posted July 28, 2014
Bathroom Towel Warmers
Hate getting up in a chilly house in the morning? Do you crank up your thermostat first thing? In Europe, many homeowners use a simple device to solve this problem, and they add a bit of luxury...
- Posted July 25, 2014
A flashlight, a candle and a damp hand are three simple tools that can be used to uncover energy-wasters around the house. Use the flashlight at night at the bottom of a door. If light passes through,...
- Posted June 10, 2014
Fireplace Heat Will Never Again Be Problematic
Did you know that once the fire has started in the fireplace, the damper should be closed down as far as possible without causing smoke to back up into the room? This is done so that the...
- Posted June 9, 2014
Ventilation for Hot Sunny Days
If your attic has passive ventilation, you might experience seasonal heat and dampness. Is your attic ventilation enough for summer? If not, temperatures could rise as high as 140 F. Even adequate passive ventilation gets overwhelmed on high heat super-sunny days....
- Posted April 19, 2014