How about Floor Covering? It can make a huge difference.

The other day we looked at bathrooms and how important they can be along with The Kitchen in making your new home POP as something so special.

Today look down at what you are sanding on, the Floor Covering can be equally important to making your home one of those homes that stand out.

Look carefully at today’s photograph that was taken in the living room of a Vermont Modular Home.  In the main living room, there’s obviously hardwood floors.  The kitchen has Ceramic tile and if you look carefully the adjoining room/den off the kitchen is carpeted.

Is the Heat Pump Hot Water Heater a good deal?

Remember yesterday’s announcement that every new home from Vermont Modular now has a Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water Heater included Free of Charge.  That sounds great but, is it really a good deal?

We went online and checked to see if comparisons have been made between using a Propane Fired On-Demand hot water and the Heat Pump Hot Water Heater.  Guess what; those studies have been done and we’d like to share with you the results.

Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water Heater.

Yesterday we introduced a Brand New idea from Vermont Modular.  We are now going to include with every home a Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water heater and that will happen at No Additional Charge!  Or if you prefer another term, it is FREE, an Energy Saving appliance from us to you!

A Hybrid Hot Water heater has several settings:

What’s new for 2017 from VMH?

In the next couple days we are going to introduce to you several very important features for a new home from Vermont Modular.  We are going to expand our Standard Options to include features that we are convinced are very important.

Effective immediately every home from Vermont Modular will have included as a Standard Feature a technologically advanced Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water Heater.

Take a long and thorough look at today’s energy!

For the past several days we have attended the 2017 Better Buildings by Design conference in Burlington.  This is “…..the region’s premier design and construction conference, which features interactive learning about building durability, efficiency,….” sponsored by Efficiency Vermont.

For the next couple days I’ll highlight particular portions of what I took away from this conference to provide you with an insight as to what is going on in Vermont as far as Energy Conservation and Efficiency.

Santa will arrive “down the chimney.” Is it clean?

Earlier today Vermont Modular posted a beautiful picture showing the nostalgia associated with sitting by the fireplace.  The picture’s caption said, “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

There is another part of the fireplace that is often neglected.  Ask yourself this, “…when was the last time you had the chimney cleaned?”

Window effectiveness depends on………….

In previous blog posts we have talked about R-Values that measure how effective at blocking Heat Loss the exterior wall of your home.  The “R” in R-Value refers to the insulation’s Resistance to heat loss.  Therefore, the greater the resistance the better the insulation is performing and that translates to the higher the R-Value the better.  High Score wins.

House Wrap Continued

Yesterday we talked about using House Wrap as a way of stopping the wind penetration along with preventing water from entering the exterior wall.  House Wrap which is known by a series of brand names is an amazing product that is used widely in quality built homes.  As you wander around you probably see it being used all the time.

Wrap up the house

Today we are going to take a short tangent to explain one of the most common techniques out there for stopping Cold Air Penetration.

It seems as though virtually every building that is built goes up and then the entire structure is wrapped with “House Wrap.”  Most of the time it appears as though the house all covered up with some sort of cloth – not quite!

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