This week we have been talking about Cold Air Penetration down in the basement. And there are several really important facts to always keep in mind as you work to make your home more Energy Efficient:
Today we continue our quest to significantly cut down on Heat Loss and one of the easiest ways is to stop Cold Air Penetration. That’s why we are still down here in the basement.
Yesterday we fixed our basement windows and I mentioned that there are probably huge holes for cold air to penetrate into the house. I am talking about a genuinely huge hole; not quite big enough to drive a truck through but a big hole for a ton of cold air.
We are continuing our task of stopping Heat Loss, or more realistically reducing Heat Loss to a minimum.
Last week we started a series about Winterizing our homes with the goal being to reduce Heat Loss to a minimum. One of the single most important things we can do is to cut down on Cold Air Penetration. As Cold Air enters the house, almost always down in the basement, it is cold and dense.
And another month has gone by, today is the first of September and this coming Monday is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Have you noticed the chill in the air? And yes, if you look there are some leaves already starting to show fall colors.
As we head into fall this is the perfect time to seriously start the process of Winterizing your home. Are you ready? Let’s get started……………..,
Couple major thoughts that will guide us throughout our Winterizing Process:
For the next several weeks we will be talking about a lot of things that impact the energy efficiency of your home. Yesterday we talked about you installing Insulation in your unfinished garage.
Don’t forget that every suggestion we offer must have two major parts.
This coming weekend is Labor Day which is the unofficial end of summer; kids in Vermont started school today, families settle back into a routine, and the amount of summer activities slows down.
There are basically three times of the year that people move: (are you thinking of moving?)
A while back when grandma redecorated her home she and grandpa would almost always install Wall To Wall Carpet. For many of us that is exactly what we grew up knowing. Carpet is comfortable, relatively inexpensive, and wears well. The major problem with carpet is that for some reason it has fallen out of popularity in the residential home market. Recently we drove through Amsterdam New York which was at one time an enormous manufacturing center for American made carpet. There are huge plants completely empty where once there were thousands employed it now stan
I got thinking about our discussion that talked about Mortgages. Remember we mentioned that mortgage rates were at 3.71% on Tuesday, today they are 3.750% for a fixed thirty-year mortgage.
Rather than have you either operating in the dark or constantly checking with a Mortgage Calculator to find out what your monthly payment is going to be, I thought it might help if you knew a much easier way for you to do all this in your head.
Here at Vermont Modular we talk with a lot of folks that are looking to either move up to their “Dream Home” or downsize after the kids have left the nest. Either way, it is probably necessary to sell a home before buying or building a new home.
Here are a couple rather simple tips of what you should NOT do when selling your home: