How to mix radiant and forced air heating and cooling

Many homeowners would like the comfort and efficiency of a radiant heating system, but are unfamiliar with how it could integrate with a forced air system.

Home Energy Savings: The Rules They Are a Changing

What is the single most effective thing you can do to save on the cost of heating and cooling your home? Recent reports cited by the U.S. Department of Energy found the single most effective means of conserving home energy for the majority of U.S. homeowners today is air duct sealing.

Creating the Perfectly Heated Home Gym

If you decide to create your own home gym there are a few essentials whether you are in to it weight loss, cardio fitness or strength training.

Plants and landscaping for restoration

It's a bit crowded today in studio on the Green Gab! Marla Esser just announced to our listeners the she has a new co-host. I, Tony Pratte, am excited and honored to lend my voice to this fun, new show.

Create a dream entryway

Creating beautiful entryways can be as simple as an update to or the addition of door glass.

Ten Most Common Code Violations - Part Two

Knowing what to look out for will help you to pass your building inspection with flying colors. Failing an inspection can be costly and time consuming and can eat into already tight profit margins. Here are some of the most common reasons building fall short of code expectations.

Stop air infiltration no matter what the climate

Stopping air infiltration is paramount to lowering energy bills and improving indoor air quality and comfort.

Growing a healthy banana tree with the help of radiant heat

Check out the safe, self-regulating, low-voltage radiant heat options to warm your home, greenhouse, banana or palm trees.

Solar energy and giving back to everyday heroes

Gabbing Green today about solar energy and giving back to some everyday heroes. On this podcast I welcome, Krissy Truesdale. She is a remarkable young lady that founded, Solar for our Superheroes.

How to use radiant heating in different climate zones

You can incorporate radiant heating into many types of HVAC systems, depending on where the home is located.

Iowans Know Cold, and How to Step into Warmth

We all know what it’s like to step on a cold bathroom floor in the morning. A couple from Iowa addressed that stark wake-up feeling while building their custom-built home with radiant-heated floors.

Ten Most Common Code Violations - Part One

Failing a building inspection is a frustrating and costly experience for most contractors. You may have to go back and make adjustments or redo some aspects of the build and your scheduling will be compromised. Knowing the most common code violations and how to avoid them can save you time and money.

Geothermal: the single best thing you can do for your house

People ask me what's the one best thing I can do for my house, and I believe that putting in a geothermal unit is the best thing you can do.

Visualize how door glass customization can compliment your home

Not sure what kind of glass compliments your home and fits your taste at the same time? This simple interface allows users to upload a photo of their home and test different door glass products.

Benefits of geothermal HVAC in commercial applications – Part 2

With geothermal in commercial scale buildings, there are economies of scale that make it more efficient than in single-family dwellings.

Engineered slate roofing is a cost effective option that offers durability and natural appearance

The roof of a home provides protection from moisture and can add valuable visual interest to a home.

Eliminate laundry odors

Ever wonder how to fix “stinky” smelling towels or those horrible sweaty gym clothes? Here is a quick, cheap fix so solve your problem.

Remote research post at South Pole puts radiant heating elements to the maximum test

The IRIS/PASSCAL and UNAVCO Facilities designed and built a reliable power and communication system for autonomous polar station operation. Radiant heating elements were used to provide reliable, even and consistent heat for the functionality of the equipment’s batteries.

How do you know what size water heater your home needs?

When you walk into the plumbing aisle at the big box store, water heaters are sold by the capacity of the tank in most cases. But this isn't always the most important number.

Green inspiration for your health and comfort

One of my goals with green education is inspiring people to take action, and contribute to their life being better! In this podcast, we gab about off-gassing, which is when VOC’s are released from things in your home (or building) like carpet, flooring, adhesives, furniture and more.

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