Here it is the middle of April 2018 the temperature outside is 51 degrees, it is cloudy, raining, and windy. YUCK! Personally, I think April can be the cruelest month of the year! One day it’s beautiful and then the next it’s snowing. By the way, a freezing mix is forecast for the weekend.
The vast majority of homes we deliver are “out in the country” and one of the more important considerations is water. This morning we were talking with a client who is investigating a piece of property up north in Franklin County Vermont and that property has an active spring on the property. They will use that source of water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and laundry. After all it is Vermont Mountain Spring Water, how good is that!
Yesterday we talked about how Condensing Boilers had become very energy efficient and that in some European Countries the government was either requiring Condensing Boilers or strongly encouraging their use with financial subsides; the goal is to reduce Green House Emissions and to improve the environment. Don’t forget that a Boiler makes Hot Water.
Today let’s take a look at how the Furnace has improved. Boilers make hot water and the Furnace makes Hot Air.
It seems as though Vermont Modular is talking about Energy Efficiency a lot! Honestly, it is one of our favorite topics. As a responsible Vermont company, we actively try to promote what will help our environment the most.
Today let’s talk about Condensing Boiler. First, just a tiny bit about terminology;
The other day one of my neighbors was out raking their yard for the first leg of Spring Clean Up. Hold on folks, not quite so quick.
If you look carefully here and there in your garden there might be Tulips and Daffodils barely starting to sprout. Ok, the Crocus are probably already doing something but, remember they are the first.
All the remaining very early flowering bulbs (Tulips and Daffodils will need to be left alone for a while yet.
Cold Climate Heat Pumps (CCHP) have become increasingly popular in the relatively recent past few years. If we were to go back as little as ten years ago the use of heat pumps in Vermont and across the norther tier of states in the U.S. was almost nonexistent. Whereas today they have become common place. By the way, these are often referred to as a Mini-Split system or a Ductless Heat System.
Yesterday afternoon we had an fascinating call from a gentleman in New Jersey. He was inquiring about building a vacation home in The Lakes Region of Rutland County Vermont. We talked about all kinds of thing and somehow, we ended up talking about Copper Pipes vs. PEX Tubing.
The other day we talked about a grease and/or cooking oil fire in the kitchen and how very dangerous they can be. I was surprised how quickly people commented on that blog post. Obviously, there is sincere interest and concern. Let’s face it the grease fire in the kitchen can easily end up with the home being destroyed so, the kitchen fire is critically important and extremely dangerous!
This afternoon and for the next several days it is scheduled to snow, then snow some more, and finally keep on snowing. Isn’t winter just great!
One of the joys of a cold winter day is a nice hot shower. That brings us to today’s blog post and a significant question……. Are “On Demand” hot water heaters the best way to go?
There are many fairytales out there dealing with On-Demand Tankless-hot-water heaters.