I have a split entry w/a lower walkout (blecch-- but thats another story).The house was built in the early 70's prior to the energy saving efforts....
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My 72-year-old house has oil/steam heat which we intend to update and keep. I have heard that it is possible to add central air with an attic-mount...
Our system keeps icing up once we have it on for 5-6 hours. We then have to turn system off until ice melts and system will resume working. How c...
My garage backs up against the family room in our house. During the summer, the cars help this wall get very warm. The wall is finished on the ga...
We have a 3 yr old home that we'd like to put a basement into. The basement part is a-ok, finding space to put the stairs in on the main floor is ...
We bought a home in Oregon that is 20 years old. It has ceiling heat and two wall heaters. We are looking into ways to better heat our home. We've...
I AM BUILDING A TWO STORY STEEL FRAMED HOUSE IN BIRMINGHAM, AL. THE WALLS WILL BE BRICK. OSB SHEATING, 7/8 STEEL HAT , 3 5/8 STEEL STUD, 7/8 HAT, 1...
My electric heat pump is like the energizer bunny. It goes and goes and goes.... The temperature setting seems to be immaterial, it just wants to r...
We are currently updating an old house. The large kitchen has no heat source currently except a woodstove. The old ineeficient oil fired boiler c...
Has anyone in the northern states every tried to insulate a cottage so that it could be used all year round or know where to find a site that might...
I am trying to solve a problem with a room situated between the garage and the porch. Currently, the room is on a slab with a short piled carpet. ...
This project is a four unit two story building, built in 1926, in Hollywood, CA.Originally, it had unvented gas heaters in several rooms of each ap...
WHAT IS A GOOD QUALITY HEAVY DUTY INSULATION WITH SOUND PROOFING OR SHOULD AN ADDDITIONAL MATERIAL BE PURCHASED FOR EXTRA SOUND PROTECTION?
I have a Buderus boiler and Ecomatic 3220 programmable electronic control system for my radiant heating (works great!). 1. Do I need a Y2K upgrade?...
Greetings, My wife and I just purchased our dream house in Fire Island, NY. We knew going in the houses were not perfect, but what a perfect way t...
My very old Coleman floor furnace has died! Am searching for manufacturers of floor furnaces. Can anyone help?
the floor of my beach house on stilts is being insulated, what kind of sheating should i use to cover the underside with?
We are removing a wall in one of our bedrooms which has the return on it. The return in the adjoining bedroom is on the common dividing wall. Can...
I got three proposals for replacing furnaceand A/C. 2 of 4 bedrooms have poor heatingand cooling. First bid suggested to have fanswithin the ducts ...
I'm planning to insulate my 1940 Cap Code in the next few months and I had a few questions. What type of insulation should I get since I don't hav...