Are you building a tiny house or already living in one? Is the question of how to cool the place during the warm months something you've been pondering? If you're like most people who join the tiny house movement, at least part of your reason for joining is because you want to reduce your impact on the environment. Other reasons for moving into a tiny house include saving money and simplifying your life.
Maintaining a gas furnace is a difficult task—especially when you haven't received any formal HVAC training. Although you've learned how to replace your air filter, there are several other components of your furnace that will either reduce your furnace's efficiency or pose a threat to your well-being if they aren't properly maintained. To prevent these problems from occurring, hire your local HVAC technician to inspect these components of your furnace before the start of every winter season:
When choosing a new dishwasher for your home, there are three main factors to consider: dishwasher type, capacity and features. By thinking about these three factors in advance, you'll be better-prepared to make a decision when you visit the appliance store. The following questions and answers briefly explain what these three factors really entail. What type of dishwasher do you need? The type of dishwasher installation needed for your kitchen is the first factor to consider.
Much of the United States experiences extremes in weather conditions. If you're in the "snow belt" you get plenty of the white stuff piled on your roof, with perhaps a touch of freezing rain. The Pacific Northwest is subject to torrential rains, mostly in the fall and winter, but anything can happen. If you are in the market for a new roof, it pays to know the layers needed to keep your home warm and dry.
Having a broken heater or air conditioner is not the only thing that can go wrong with your HVAC system, they are just the most obvious. In order to ensure that your system is working properly, you should certainly have a qualified technician check these systems out regularly, but you should also invest in regular inspections for your duct work. Here are just a few of the potential problems you can avoid.
How old is the front door on your home? Have you ever walked past the door and felt a cool breeze coming from under it? Could it be time to replace your front door, or can you repair the one that you have? My site is filled with advice and tips for learning when to replace and when to repair a front door. You can learn from my personal experience of living in older homes how to know when it is time to call it quits on the old stuff and invest in new. Hopefully, my failures and successes can help you avoid the failures and go straight for the success.