Energy/Heating/Cooling

This guide outlines two basic air conditioning methods for reducing overheating and increasing the...
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Our addiction to oil will have to stop. Here are some practical ways of doing so.
The following suggestions can reduce our dependence on oil and other energy sources. They can also...
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New electrical toys and appliances may be overloading the wiring system in your home. Find out what...
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In many older homes unlined brick chimneys are used with gas furnaces and water heaters. This can...
This photo shows some of the debris that is falling down to the bottom of an old and un-lined...
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Don't Be Cold! Discover all your heating options and their components: gas and oil heat, electrical...
It should come as no surprise to anyone that a good heating plant is a mandatory part of most...
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Forced air heating systems need ducts. Most of those ducts are hidden inside wall and floor spaces...
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How to solve this common problem in houses with zone heating, as well as in newer and smaller homes...
Concerned about mold and mildew? The real issue is moisture! Here is why, for mold and mildew...
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Here is the story of "Solar I", a low budget project which transformed a small nondescript Seattle...
During one of our regular lunches, Architect Audrey Van Horne and I discussed the fact that "...
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A seven step guide to keeping the cold out of your home in the winter.
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Using operable skylights to help cool your home and save you energy and $$$. No magic here, just...
We hear about all sorts of exotic and futuristic ways to save energy. But we hear very little...
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Radiant heating is a versatile, comfortable and energy efficient option to heat your home.
We rented a cabin a few years ago the only source of heat was a fireplace in the main room. The...
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Wood fires are "romantic", but gas is so practical...
First, a confession: I love to use the wood stove at my cabin and we tend to use it often. I also...