Radiant heat allows heat-by-room efficiency

Standard forced air heating has one thermostat governing the overall temperature of a home. If that thermostat calls for more heat due to its location and ambient surroundings, the entire home gets a blast of costly heat.

Safety is a big advantage of a STEP Warmfloor® radiant heating system

STEP Warmfloor radiant heating systems operate with safe, low voltage AC or DC electrical current requiring no furnace or mechanical room.

How to choose a quality filtration system

For drinking and point-of-use water filtration systems, look for the following features...

STEP Warmfloor® radiant heating installs easily in new construction

Installers of STEP Warmfloor electric radiant heating elements across the United States and all parts of the world marvel at the ease of installing the radiant heating elements.

Geothermal provides consistent comfort as the seasons change

In this period of climate transition, homeowners will enjoy lower energy bills as their heating and air units aren’t working as hard to condition air against extreme cold conditions outside.

Radiant heat is more than spot heating

Homeowners sometimes think of radiant heating as something that is only good for a warm bathroom or kitchen floor, not realizing it is a highly efficient primary heating solution for an entire home or commercial application.

What is the maximum moisture content for wet wall sheathing?

A builder recently had a question about a project where the wall sheathing was allowed to get wet. They wanted to know what the maximum moisture content should be before closing the walls back up.

Good tasting water does not equal healthy water

Taste does not equate to health or quality. If it did, that would mean McDonalds fries and Oreos are health foods. (We wish.)

A differential competitive advantage for home builders

Herein lies an outline for a phenomenal opportunity to turn fortunes 180 degrees through recognizing the Differential Competitive Advantage we have.

How to eliminate water hammer noise after flushing a toilet

Have you ever been startled by a loud bang in you pipes after your fill valve shuts off? This is called water-hammer.

STEP Warmfloor® practices what they preach

A true testament of STEP Warmfloor’s radiant heating system can be found in their 35,000 sq. ft. headquarters located in St. Louis, Missouri. The staff is proud of their living laboratory.

Radiant barrier myths and facts

Attics heat up when the sun’s radiant energy heats the shingles and the heat is transferred to the interior attic space through the roofing materials via conduction.

Radiant floor heating with the benefits of geothermal

This winter, most people strolled across chilly floors, though their homes were mostly warm and comfortable. A number of homeowners with radiant floor heating enjoyed floors that were as warm as the air.

Take small steps to cleaner indoor air

Did you know that indoor air can be more than twice as much as polluted as outdoor air?

GREENGUARD certification alleviates SPF indoor air quality concerns

GREENGUARD-certified SPF products are a more environmentally conscious option for insulating and air sealing the home.

Tips for going green in your backyard

If you are looking for ways to have the amazing backyard you have always wanted yet still want to keep it “green,” then you’ll want to read on.

Eco-friendly residential wood products at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

The 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City was bustling with design professionals, homeowners, and product representatives.

In its fourth year, the southwest drought has 14 California communities parched

Last October, California communities were on and off a list of “critical water systems” that, according to state officials, could run completely dry in 60 days.

Mold or mildew appearing in your bathroom? Here's how to get rid of it

Mold or mildew will also cause the black, orangey or green discoloration that may appear at the end of a showerhead, shower doors or curtains sink drains, bathtubs, tiles and grout.

Ventilation strategy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis is key to increased air quality, comfort, and durability

The Zehnder system provides a constant air flow bringing in fresh air from the outside and exhausting stale air from the inside at a very low velocity so it is hardly noticeable

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