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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday we talked about how it was so important to have a licensed master electrician do the finish work on your house so that the power company will energize. That really is very important!
Today let’s take a quick look at a few more electrical ideas:
Yesterday we walked through the tasks that the excavator needs to accomplish and today let’s do the same for The Electrician. All modular homes come completely wired with the individual wires all in the basement. Your electrician will spend the vast majority of his time working on your house in the basement.
As of yesterday, everything is ready and finished, all that seems to be left is to wait for the house to be delivered. Well………………, not so quick! There might be two small, but critical things left to do. Then, we will be done. Take a close look at today’s photograph and you will see:
Once the foundation walls have been built and the forms are removed you still have two more things to do before the excavator backfills against the foundation: