We live here in Vermont where many will comment that the weather is simply awful. Much of the year it is cold, snowy, ice covered, windy, and for some us just miserable. However there is nothing quite as wonderful as a summer in Vermont. The results of my very NON-scientific study reports that during the summer people are at the beach, eating hot dogs, and simply enjoying summer, worries about winter’s cold are ignored.
For months, no make that years, we have talked about a well-insulated home. Those numerous discussions included Fiberglass, Cellulose, Foam, Blown in Fiberglass, and Rock Wool. We invite you to go back and re-read some of the previous blog posts.
Let’s take a look at the various types of insulation that are available. There are primarily four major types of insulation for you to consider:
Just yesterday I did a blog about Winterizing you home. My question is quite simple, should we do a version 2.01 of our Winterizing you home blog for this year?
During the fall and into the winter of 2015 we had a lengthy series about winterizing your home with the hope of reducing Heat Loss.
This weekend is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Oh did I mention it is awful for those of us that love summer!?
Not only is it the end of summer or beginning of Autumn but it is also the time of year that many of The Crazies come out and start preaching about how to winterize you home.
Do you believe it is already the first of September? Where did the time go? I am suggesting that Summer simply slow down and hang around longer. This coming weekend is Labor Day the unofficial end of summer. (excuse me while I weep and wail)
Just this morning we were down in southern Vermont checking out a job site and finalizing drawings for a winter ski house. The plans call for this rather large ski house to be finished and occupied by Thanksgiving. Is that possible? Of course it is!
Just this morning I was curious and wanted a first-hand testimonial about how effective Cold Climate Heat Pumps (CCHP) actually are; so I did the only natural thing – I called one of our Vermont Modular homeowners who also had a CCHP installed for them in the plant. Our homeowner after the winter and hot summer is thrilled and very glad that they had the Heat Pump installed in their new home. Today’s photograph is a picture of their Heat Pump Compressor.
As you know we’ve been talking about how cold things such as foundation walls, soda, and beer all “sweat” during the summer heat.
I am sure all of you have seen a window air conditioner that is dripping water out the back of the AC unit. That water is the moisture has condensed from the air conditioner. The one I have at my house has been ardently working in the recent heat, there’s usually a puddle under the air conditioner.
Yesterday we finished the discussion of Septic Systems and today it might be a nice change of pace to talk about something that actually smells nice – fresh air.
Every time we build your new home to be more and more and more energy efficient it means that less and less heat is lost. In order to significantly cut back on heat loss we must stop Cold Air Penetration and conversely we are trying to stop Heat Loss.
For the past days and days we have been looking at a modular home being worked on. We saw a site-built garage added along with a Mud Room/Entry.
Before the garage project we looked at building a front porch on another modular home. Today and tomorrow we will show you pictures of the two completed projects.