Power Panel

Yesterday we took another look at the Electric Meter that is on the outside of your home.  We did get a call pointing out that occasionally the Electric Meter is not always mounted on the side of the house.  There are other available locations:

Electrical Service

This week let’s take a look at some of the other mechanical systems within your new home.  So far we have examined heating, some of the electrical service, and what the carpenter might be doing.

Today let’s look at the size of your electrical service.  Did you know that the power company owns several pieces of equipment at your home:

Radiant, Steam, and how Forced Hot Air

We have looked at Radiant Heat, Steam heat, and today let’s take a look at Forced Hot Air.  Remember when we mentioned that a Furnace is a device that makes Hot Air as compared to a Boiler that makes Hot Water.

In today’s discussion we will be talking about a Furnace and its ability to make Hot Air which is then pumped throughout the house.

What’s the best kind of heat?

Today we are going to take a look at a system of heat that was used virtually everywhere but, has become less popular in recent years.

We are talking about Steam.  Virtually everyone is familiar with The Radiator that brought heat into all the rooms of a house.  Look at today’s photograph, that is The Radiator that was typically in every room of the house.

Its Cold outside, we need heat!

The other day we started a conversation about how to heat your new home.  Every “heating device” is a machine that makes either Hot Water or it makes Hot Air.  Technically a Furnace make hot air and a Boiler makes hot water. 

In today’s discussion we are not talking about The Boiler.  Today we will talk about Radiant Heat

Every home will need heat!

Several days ago, we talked about the tasks your carpenter will need to do inside the home. 

Today let’s take a look at one of several ways to heat your new home.  Almost always the plumber is also your heating technician.  When you are ordering your new home from Vermont Modular Homes you will need to decide how you plan on heating your home.  This is not an easy question as there are so many options available to you.

And you will also need a carpenter.

On your job right now you have the excavator guy outside with his machinery building all sorts of things.  And, one of those tasks is to dig a trench for the underground power so that the electrician can have the power company energize the house.  While the excavator and the electrician are busy, down in the basement the plumber is busily connecting all kinds of pipes so that the mechanicals of the house all work. 

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