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.
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;
About a week ago we talked about a grease fire on the kitchen stove and how to extinguish the flames. Check back to one of our earlier blog posts and check out the correct steps to take should if you have a grease fire at. It really is important and deserves your close attention whether you live in Orange, Vermont or Orwell, Vermont, it is important!
We did more research and found that the overwhelming majority of house fires are caused by two things:
Over many years we have worked with families that have lost their home in a fire. Fortunately, in every case no one has ever been physically hurt.
In today’s photograph you clearly see a rather large fire in a kitchen. We don’t know but it seems probable that the fire erupted when a frying pan or something with a lot of grease and/or fat caught on fire.
Yesterday we talked about insulating the basement and the conversation was active, thanks everyone for joining in!
In yesterday’s blog we limited the conversation to the use of Polystyrene Rigid Foam panels. If you don’t know it by its real name (Polystyrene) then you probably know it as “Foam Boards” or “Foam panels.” These are typically pink or blue in color and they are used everywhere.
So, is spring is around the corner? Here in northern Vermont the temperatures have been rapidly climbing across most of the north country. Much if not all of the snow is gone. Let’s not forget that today it is the first of March and spring has not arrived! This is still a great time to be thinking and working on keeping your home here in Vermont warm and comfortable in winter.
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:
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:
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.