The other day we talked about a Clothes Dryer that worked by squeezing the moisture out of damp clothes rather than forcing hot air through the freshly washed clothes. The heat pump clothes dryer is far more energy efficient, it simply uses a lot less electricity to accomplish the same thing as a conventional hot air clothes dryer.
For quite a bit now we have been talking about heat pumps and how efficient they are, with that in mind here is yet another twist to the Heat Pump saga.
So far we have talked about:
In the next couple days we are going to introduce to you several very important features for a new home from Vermont Modular. We are going to expand our Standard Options to include features that we are convinced are very important.
Effective immediately every home from Vermont Modular will have included as a Standard Feature a technologically advanced Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water Heater.
Sorry I missed several days’ of Blog Posts, but we have been all over everywhere in the past few days; it started with a one day business trip up to Portland Maine and then a job site visit to Killington and here it is Wednesday.
So, back to winterizing your home for the winter; let’s take a good look at replacing the windows in your home as a method of conserving energy, reducing Heat Loss, saving money, and doing something right for the environment.
So far we have talked about how Dense Cold Air basically forces it way into your home through all kinds of tiny cracks and crevices. The air wants to force itself in because it is so much more dense and has a greater weight. That weight pushes against the warm air inside and forces itself inside.
Today let’s look at some spots where the Cold Air Penetrates into your home. Remember we are chasing those things that when fixed will make a significant improvement and are cheap.
The huge concept of Cold Air Penetration is probably one of my favorite topics because it is so very IMPORTANT.
It seems as though local print media along with TV and radio are all broadcasting information about how you should proceed to make your home more energy efficient. All this as winter slowly creeps up on us.
Over the next couple weeks or months we will make an effort to show you those things that are easy, effective and cheap. We will also point out those helpful things that despite being helpful make absolutely no sense.
All of us at one time or another have heard for been told that, “….your house needs to breath.” There are many “old time Vermont builders” that sincerely believe that a new home should breath.
This fall Vermont Modular has become a very busy place. Last week we ordered a big house for central Vermont and as we speak there are two homes in the plant being built.
It seems as though all summer long people are “…at the beach” enjoying summer in Vermont. But, just in case you haven’t noticed the leaves are turning and almost everyone has turned on their heat. I’ve had the heat on for a couple weeks.
We live here in Vermont where many will comment that the weather is simply awful. Much of the year it is cold, snowy, ice covered, windy, and for some us just miserable. However there is nothing quite as wonderful as a summer in Vermont. The results of my very NON-scientific study reports that during the summer people are at the beach, eating hot dogs, and simply enjoying summer, worries about winter’s cold are ignored.