How do well built homes get fresh air?

The other day we concluded that people breath but, homes do not breath.  A breathing home is one that is constantly losing heat that is replaced with Cold Air Penetration.

A super insulated home that is truly Energy Efficient home reduces Heat Loss to a minimum, this saves on energy costs and reduces your Carbon Foot Print.  This is the correct thing to do!

Do houses breath?

Most of the people that read our blog are folks looking to either build or improve their home.  And, one of the more problematic aspects of deciding who to work with is knowing their qualifications.

For example; my niece is building a home far away from us but none the less she calls all the time asking question about how to???  Or, what to???  Or, should I??? and so on.

We’d like to offer a couple tips on what to listen for when you are talking with a prospective builder:

What's the mood in your home?

In the past couple days we have looked at:

  • Floor Coverings
  • Kitchen design
  • Bathroom design

Lighting is the fourth significant area that will make your new home POP as an extraordinary home.  If you are buying or selling people always look at what makes an individual home standout as something very special; lighting is an important factor.

Mood and ambiance – any room’s mood or atmosphere is many times determined by the amount or lack of lighting.  Think carefully what type of feel you want within a room.

More about the clothes dryer.

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.

What’s new for 2017 from VMH?

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.

Window replacement as an upgrade

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.

Cold Air Penetration 101.

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.

Winterizing your home!

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.

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