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How good is your home heating system? Does it warm up the whole house on a cold day? Does it cost more than you think it should to get enough heat in the winter? Are you thinking about switching to an alternative heating system? Do you want to upgrade to a newer heating system? I started this blog to talk about the different alternatives for heating your home. Find out when it’s time to upgrade your heating unit and when you can make modifications or repairs to your old unit to improve its efficiency or keep it going a while longer. Also, check out the pros and cons of different alternative heating options from geothermal units to pellet stoves. Your home heating answers are here!

Home Heating Hints

  • Components Of A Green Roof

    23 November 2015

    Roofs come in many different materials and styles. One of the most environmentally-friendly roofs is a green roof. A green roof is an energy-efficient roof that is covered by a growing garden. Green roofs are not new. They have existed for centuries in many countries of the world because they are very efficient thermal insulators. In the summer, the plant materials growing on a green roof shade the roof and keep the residence or commercial building cool.

  • Everything You Need To Know About Fiber Cement Siding

    5 November 2015

    Sometimes fiber cement siding cannot be distinguished from wood siding but it has advantages over wood siding and will add value to your home project. This type of siding comes in straight pieces and is somewhat flexible, but it must be carefully handled to avoid damage.  Installation Installing the siding will require at least two people unless you are working with the smaller side pieces. The product must be kept dry and instructions must be closely followed.

  • Three Tips To Help You With The Construction Of A Small Simple Home

    19 October 2015

    If you want to have a simple life, with little debt, you may want to consider sustainable living solutions. This does not mean that you have to live in a tiny shack in the woods with no power or modern utilities. You can build a small, simple and practical home with everything you need. Here are some tips to help you with the design of a small home with all the essential features you want and need:

  • Is There Ice In Your Air Conditioner? Here Is What You Should Know

    1 October 2015

    Ice formation on an air conditioner's coils during winter is nothing unusual. With low winter temperatures and the availability of moisture in the air, it is something that is bound to happen. What is unusual is ice formation on the coils when environmental temperatures are way above freezing temperatures. This is a clear sign of a faulty air conditioner.   Your air conditioner is low on refrigerant The refrigerant is what cools the air passing over the coils.

  • Painting A Room With Carpeting? Learn How To Protect It

    16 September 2015

    When painting inside a home with carpeting, you need to be careful about spilling paint on the floor. While it is easy to wipe up paint splatter from a hardwood floor, it can be incredibly difficult to get a carpet clean after paint gets into the carpet fibers. Here are some tips for protecting your carpeting from paint. Prepare The Baseboard And Room Perimeter You want you give yourself enough room around the perimeter so that you can properly protect the floors.