Lets look at the compressor

The other day we had a good conversation about Heat Pumps.  The response to the blog post was good.  Several people engaged in the conversation and several dozen decided to “Like” the post on Facebook.  That blog post showed a picture of the “Head” portion of the Heat Pump.  The Head is the Inside Portion of a Heat Pump.  

What happens with Winter construction?

For a couple days now, we have been talking about building a home during the winter.  Remember the photograph that shows the partially built home all covered with snow?  The blog post generated a lot of interest, it clearly showed how conventional construction during the winter months can be problematic.  Building a home in the plant in the controlled environment is much easier and without a doubt results in a much better home.

Delivering a home in the winter is very possible!

Vermont Modular Homes delivers homes throughout Vermont and The North Country of New York State and we have been doing this every month of the year, even when the ground of frozen and covered with snow.

Take a look at today’s photograph, it shows a Vermont Modular home being delivered in the dead of winter on top of a mountain in Washington County south of Montpelier, our state’s capital.

What about those basement windows?

The other day we had what I think was a great question from Linda in New York; she wants to know if she has too many basement windows and should she close-off some of those windows.  What do basement windows actually do?

Take a look at today’s photograph that shows the basement windows in a brand-new foundation in Washington County Vermont.  This foundation was part of a project we did several years ago.

So, what do these strategically placed windows do:

What's going on outside?

The other day the news told of a huge winter storm throughout the mid-west causing all kinds of headaches and hick-ups for millions of people.  Well, that lovely storm is now meandering through New England and at our office here in Shelburne the snow flakes are especially large.  And, just like today’s photograph much of the snow is sticking to the branches and limbs.  Ok, so it is beautiful to look at the today’s photograph shows a “Site-Built” home during construction.

In the photograph you are looking at:

What do you think?

Normally we talk about Energy Conservation and Efficiency but, not today.  We want to let you in on what is our newest undertaking.  Yes, we will be following this throughout the entire project, so you will have a good idea of what to expect with your new home.

In today photograph you can see the first stages of building a driveway to the house site.  This particular site is slightly unique in that the entire road bed of rock came directly from the property and honestly that doesn’t happen very often.

Another source of heat.

For a couple days now we will be taking a look at various sources of Heat.  A couple days ago we looked at a Forced Hot Air Furnace and it is so important to change the Air Filters.  By the way, have you done that yet?  That comment and reminder is of course only for those of you with a Furnace.

Today’s photograph shows a brand-new installation of a highly efficient Condensing Boiler.  The huge difference between a Boiler and a Furnace is very simple. 

Being inside all cozy and warm!

As fall draws to a close and we look forward to winter wouldn’t you want to be all snuggly warm and inside an Energy Efficient home?

For several weeks now, we have been looking at ways to Winterize your home and have tried to make specific suggestions that are inexpensive and effective.  There is no need to break the bank!  With very few exceptions the things are suggesting will make significant improvements and not cost you a lot of hard-earned money; things like:

Don't forget the ducts

Yesterday we talked about changing out the Air Filter in your furnace and even went so far as to suggest it would be a terrific chore for This Weekend.  Get the right size for the exact brand of furnace and swap it out.  You will breath easier knowing it is good for you!