Ever consider saving money, saving energy and saving space with an efficient, electric tankless water heater? Maybe it’s time you did.
As the demand for high indoor air quality increases, builders and architects are interested in installing state-of-the-art ventilation systems in high-performance projects. This is an excellent opportunity to distinguish a contractor or design firm as a leader in innovative ventilation solutions.
Using insulated concrete forms for walls and/or foundations can help builders extend their building season, and deliver energy-efficient buildings as well.
Pre-spa or pre-pool showers remove make-up, body lotions and grime before entering the water, making a pleasant experience all the more pleasant. It also reduces build-up in the water filtration system. And a quick warm rinse afterwards gets chlorine and other chemicals off your skin and out of your hair.
We've been talking with builders who are moving toward ICFs for foundations and basements, away from poured concrete or block walls. There are a couple of reasons that builders are making the switch.
As the weather cools, you may notice that your windows ‘sweat’ whenever the temperature drops below 40 degrees F. Water condenses on the window and runs down to wet the frames and sills.
After some careful consideration, I’ve decided to install a solar thermal system onto the roof above my garage as part of my project!
Nothing better after romping in the ice and snow than a long hot shower. Make sure you have enough hot water for everyone with a booster electric, tankless water heater or two.
Generally speaking, the front door takes up a small area of an exterior. However, it has a much greater impact on your home’s design and functionality.
Unlike most other building codes, the energy code has multiple compliance paths.
Several factors are contributing to the demand for better thermal comfort around the world: perceptions/attitudes toward climate change, adoption of numerous energy-efficient codes and technologies at varying measures across the globe, and population expansion to name a few.
Garage and garden out-buildings are perfect places for instant hot water.
For many builders, building with insulated concrete forms (ICFs) is still a new technology. Builders can take advantage of free education and training programs that ICF manufacturers offer to the trades.
Housewrap should be an integral part of your home’s envelope—repelling water from outside and allowing water vapor from inside to escape. This only works if it’s properly installed and when it isn’t, it can cause serious damage to the home.
Warmer temperatures extending into November may have led you to believe winter isn't coming. Well, winter is still on its way, and according to weather predictions, it's going to come with a cold, snowy vengeance for many parts of the country. The good news is that if you heat your home efficiently, you can save on heating bills.
Exhibiting their exclusive radiant heating system, Electro Plastics, Inc. /STEP Warmfloor, is the inventor and manufacturer of the only low-voltage, flat, homogeneous self-regulating Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater in the world.
As we approach the end of fall foliage in many parts of the country, the drab scenery associated with winter begins to set in. However, you don’t have to settle for that same dullness with your home’s exterior.
Having family or friends staying over during the holidays? Get their bathroom ready to handle their hot waters needs with an easy-to-install electric, tankless water heater.
At nearly 2,000 years old, the Colosseum in Rome is one of the oldest standing structures in the world. What is it made of? Concrete.
You probably know by now that photo voltaic solar panels have been part of my master plan for this home since day one. Utilities are expensive, especially electricity. My wife and I are usually pretty good about turning the lights off when we leave a room, but the bills can still add up.